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Trine University welcomes transfer students. Transfer students from junior colleges, community colleges, and other accredited institutions of higher learning share their diverse experiences in the classroom and enhance the academic experience for all students at Trine.

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Admission requirements for transfer students are as follows:

  • Admission into all majors in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, the Franks School of Education and/or a major in Forensic Science requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. In addition, students must have successfully completed the equivalent of Trine's English Composition I (Calculus I, and Chemistry I for the School of Engineering and /or a major in Forensic Science) with a "C" or higher.
  • Admission into all other majors in the Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and the Ketner School of Business require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 with 18 credit hours completed. The student must have successfully completed at least one college level math course and English Composition I with a "C" or higher.

Transferring Credits:

  • Credits earned from a regionally accredited institution and completed with a grade of "C" or better may be transferred. All accepted credits may not count toward the specific degree requirements of the chosen major.
  • Only credits attempted and earned at Trine are used to determine the GPA.
  • Credit acceptance is determined by the Chair of the appropriate department. A credit evaluation will be completed and sent to the student after all appropriate documents and official transcripts have been received.       
  • Trine uses the A = 4.0 grading system.
  • To be eligible for a baccalaureate degree, a student must earn a minimum of 30 credits at Trine. The last 30 credits of a four-year degree program must be taken at Trine unless a waiver is granted by the academic dean upon the recommendation of the department chair.
  • To be eligible for an associate degree, a student must earn a minimum of 16 credits at Trine. The last 16 credits of a two-year degree program must be taken at Trine unless a waiver is granted by the academic dean upon the recommendation of the department chair.