Trinity College

Programmatic Admission Requirements and Placement Standards

The following table lists admission requirements and placement standards for specific programs within Trinity College:

 Program  Requirements and Placement Standards
 EDGE  BSN
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a grade of 'C' or above (only one course can be repeated); and
  • Completion of general education requirements within two years of graduation from high school.
Radiography
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a grade of 'C' or above (only one course can be repeated); and
  • Completion of general education requirements within one year of graduation from high school.
Respiratory Care
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4-point scale
  • Completion of all general education requirements with a grade of 'C' or above (only one course can be repeated); and
  • Completion of general education requirements within one year of graduation from high school.
 LPN-BSN Basic
  • Current unencumbered LPN licensure
  • Current LPN practice (practice as an LPN in the last two years or graduation from an LPN program within 8 months prior to starting the program)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • All general education pre-requisite courses completed with a C or better. (Note: general education courses from the pre-requisite list may be taken during the first semester. This course may not include Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, or Microbiology. These courses must be taken prior to admission to the program. Science courses must be taken within the last 7 years prior to the date of enrollment in the program.)
  • Placement exam results (which determine the appropriate entry point and coursework required in the curriculum).
  • Recommended application deadline is November 1 which allows for August start date.
 Military Medic BSN
  • Meet minimum Military/Reservist medical experience requirements with additional civilian health care experience as needed
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of all required prerequisite general education courses with a "C" (2.0) or above

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 Accelerated Program

  • A baccalaureate or higher degree in a non-nursing discipline
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of all required prerequisite general education courses with a grade of C or higher
  • Personal essay in a form letter addressing candidate's professional attributes, ability to manage an accelerated curriculum and career goals

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 Basic Program

  • Completion of 48 to 52 credits of general education courses with a grade of C or higher

  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Required science courses completed within the last seven years prior to enrollment

 Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 Completion Program

  • RN licensure
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Must demonstrate organic chemistry and statistic readiness through Compass Math Placement and/or prior coursework

 Associate of Applied Science in Radiography

  • Cumulative High School GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and ACT score of 20 or above
  • or 12 hours of completed college coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and Compass Test placement at 100 level math
  • Applicants who have been out of high school for 6 months or more must complete 12 approved college credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care

  • Cumulative High School GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and ACT score of 20 or above
  • or 12 hours of completed college coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above and Compass Test placement above Basic Algebra Level
  • Applicants who have been out of high school for 6 months or more must complete 12 approved college credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

  • Proof of unencumbered state licensure or certification as a Radiographer, Respiratory Therapist, or other approved allied health profession
  • Graduation from a professionally accredited allied health program
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must demonstrate statistics readiness through Compass Math Placement and/or prior coursework

 Master of Science in Nursing

  • Graduation from an ACEN or CCNE accredited baccalaureate nursing program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Graduate Record Exam scores (within 5 years) are required for GPA less than 3.0.
  • Evidence of a current unrestricted professional registered nursing license or RN license prior to second semester of enrollment in MSN Program.
  • At least one year of nursing practice or currently practicing as an RN
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of C or better:
    Community Health Nursing
    Statistics
    Health Assessment (N304)
    Nursing Research
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software
  • Confirmation of fluency in the English Language or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (written), 213 (computer-based), or 79-80 (internet-based) with a score of at least 23 on the speaking portion of the exam if applicable.
  • All students will be subject to a criminal background check prior to matriculation into the program
  • Faculty Interview


NOTE: Accepted students are required to complete a criminal background check. No student is permitted in a clinical area without verification of a background check (see Background Checks policy). Due to the nature of the curriculum at Trinity College, all students are required to complete CPR for the health care provider prior to entry. Additionally, all students are required to have several immunizations prior to entry. This includes the Hepatitis B series, two-step TB testing, and documentation of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccinations.