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The following questions are frequently asked by incoming students regarding Trinity College of Florida. Please contact the College with any additional questions or concerns.
Is the College affiliated with other Trinity Colleges?
No. Trinity College of Florida began as the Florida Bible Institute in the Tampa Bay area in 1932 and has remained an independent private college.
Is Trinity College a four-year institution?
Yes. The College offers associate and baccalaureate degrees in addition to certificates in Bible and Apologetics. For more information on our programs, click here.
Does Trinity College of Florida offer a program for working adults?
Yes. The TrinityQuest program is designed for adults who have some college experience but did not finish their degree. For more information on this program, click here.
Does Trinity College of Florida offer correspondence course or online degrees?
No. Although we offer a few online courses for our enrolled students, we are a primarily campus-based institution.
Can I receive financial aid to attend Trinity College of Florida?
Yes. Trinity College of Florida has state and federal aid programs for students as well as scholarships and institutional aid. Although the college is not eligible to participate in all of the Florida state aid programs, we do receive funding from a number of state sources. For a complete list of aid sources, click here.
How is Trinity College of Florida accredited?
Trinity College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education. This is a national accrediting association.
Will my prior college credit transfer to Trinity College of Florida?
There is no easy answer to this as each student's situation is different. The best way to determine transfer credit is to have transcripts sent to the Admissions Office for review. We will work to accept any relevant credits that we can in order to assist our incoming students.
Will my credits from Trinity College of Florida transfer to other institutions?
Again, there is no easy answer. Each institution decides what credits they will accept. Many of the courses offered by Trinity College of Florida are in the Florida statewide course numbering system. Courses in this system, by law, must transfer across Florida educational institutions.
Will my degree from Trinity College of Florida be accepted by graduate schools?
Trinity College of Florida graduates have gone on to programs at the University of South Florida, the University of Central Florida, Florida State University, Stetson Law School, Dallas Theological Seminary, and many more. While some institutions may not recognize degrees from schools not holding regional accredited, students are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Is your education program state approved?
The Elementary Education major at Trinity College contains all the coursework and testing necessary to teach in Florida public schools. Upon completion of the program, the student would apply for a certificate of eligibility from the Florida Department of Education. This allows the person to be hired in a Florida public school. Once employed, the person would apply for a Florida Temporary Certificate and, after teaching successfully for a period of time, the person would then apply for the Florida Professional Certificate. Additionally, the College is on the Florida list of approved schools for continuing education of current teachers. Students intending to teach in other states are responsible for knowing the requirements of the state in which they intend to teach.