Common Questions

Is TrineOnline accredited?

TrineOnline is the name we use for the online programs at Trine University in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. All Trine University programs uphold the same quality regardless of delivery method. Your diploma and transcript will read Trine University.

Trine University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Telephone 312.263.0456.

Learn more about accreditation.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

What degrees do you offer?

TrineOnline offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. For a full list of online degrees offered, please review our degrees.

Will I need to come to campus if I take online classes?

Online classes can be completed anywhere there is internet access. You are not required to come to campus.

What about my diploma and where will I graduate?

All Trine students earn a degree from Trine University regardless of location or delivery method. Commencement takes place once a year (typically May) on the main campus in Angola for all Trine University students.

When can I enroll?

Once admitted, students can enroll in the online learning orientation course which is offered every four weeks. When you’re ready, we’re ready! For application and registration deadlines, please see our Admission calendar.

What is considered a full-time student?

A full-time student takes six credits (two courses) per 8-week term.  

Do you offer scholarships?

TrineOnline does not offer scholarships; however, our Financial Aid office or your academic advisor may be able to assist you with finding external scholarships.


Will TrineOnline accept transfer credits?

TrineOnline will accept up to 90 transfer credits where a grade of "C" or higher was earned. The transfer credits must fit into the degree program you select.

Does TrineOnline have transfer relationships with other colleges?

Trine University (TrineOnline) has transfer relationships with numerous colleges.  A transfer relationship is a signed document agreeing to accept certain credits for specific coursework. TrineOnline will accept credits even without transfer relationships as long as the coursework fulfills TrineOnline transfer requirements. Please contact your director of admission for more details.

Are credits from Proprietary Schools accepted?

TrineOnline will accept credits where a grade of "C" or higher was earned. The transfer credits must fit into the degree program you select.

Are credits for career training, specialty or technical training accepted?

Yes. TrineOnline will consider transfer credits you have earned in the military, police academy, fire and EMT training, cosmetology school, etc. Documented career training will also be considered.

Do previously earned credits expire?

No. All credits will be considered regardless of when they were earned.

Is a placement test required for admission?

No.  You do not need to take a placement test.

Can I qualify for enrollment with a GED or a home-schooling diploma?

Absolutely. Please review our Admission section for more information on the admission process.


Cost and Financing:

Please review our Financial Aid FAQs page for questions regarding cost and financial aid.


Where can I purchase textbooks for my course?

Textbooks can be purchased online through the university bookstore and shipped to your home.

How will I find time to study?

TrineOnline is asynchronous meaning your classes will not occur at a predetermined place or time, allowing you to manage your learning schedule while meeting course deadlines. Students attending TrineOnline have a diversity of needs and obligations. Our team will support you with the tools and resources you will need to be a successful student, beginning with the free one credit hour online learning orientation course. With a desire to succeed, you will find success.

Are resources and facilities on the main campus available to all students?

All Trine students are welcome to attend events and use resources on the main campus with a student ID. Please note that some events and facilities require a fee (i.e. Zollner Golf Course).

Can I use career services to help me find a job?

Yes, lifelong access to the Career Center is available to all Trine University students.  Please contact your advisor to request career assistance.

How do I change my major?

Please contact your advisor for assistance with changing your major.

How do I change my address?

You can contact your academic director for assistance or you can change it in myPortal.

How do I add or drop a course from my schedule?

Courses can be added and dropped with 100% reversal of course charges through the first week of classes. Please see the academic calendar for specific dates. Contact your advisor for assistance with dropping or adding classes.

What does it mean if my account is on hold?

View the details of your account hold in myPortal. Please contact the respective department listed on your hold (i.e. Student Accounts, Student Services, Library, etc.) if you have questions. An account hold can prevent a student from ordering transcripts, registering for classes, or receiving their diploma.

How do I order a Trine University transcript?

We use an online service called Parchment for transcript requests. The cost for this service is $5. For more information, please visit the Registrar's transcript request page on our main website.

How do I order a duplicate diploma?

To order a replacement diploma, please print and complete the Duplicate Diploma Request Form. Note - there is a 4-5 week processing time and a $25.00 charge per diploma. Payment can be made by cash, check, money order, or online credit card. Please make check or money orders payable to Trine University. 

Please mail or fax the diploma request to:

Trine University
Office of the Registrar
1 University Avenue
Angola, IN 46703-1764 
FAX 260.665.4221


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