Frequently Asked Questions

Trinity College of Louisville fuses classical Christian higher education with Sovereign Grace values and distinctives. This means that Trinity is building an education that is academically robust, thoroughly Christian, and meaningfully rooted in the life of a vibrant local church. Trinity College equips students with the conviction, courage, and communication skills to be cultural leaders in the church, the home, the marketplace, the arts, and the government.

Trinity College was birthed from within Sovereign Grace Churches and is partnering with the denomination to establish the College. Participation in the college, however, is not limited to members of Sovereign Grace Churches and potential students from other denominational backgrounds are warmly invited to apply. While some of our denominational distinctives will naturally be expressed through our curriculum, most of the content of our classes will be heartily affirmed by evangelicals who hold to historic, confessional expressions of the Christian faith. To learn more about the doctrinal commitments to which Trinity College adheres, see the Sovereign Grace Churches Statement of Faith.

A liberal arts degree might be the best way for you to prepare for your future. It is a widespread and persistent misconception that a degree in liberal arts or humanities is detrimental to a career and dooms a student to a career in fast food. In fact, students with liberal arts degrees are more in demand—and more employable in a wider variety of fields—than ever before.

The reason so many liberal arts majors find a high degree of professional success is simple: their training in reading, writing, philosophy, logic, history, and literature prepares them to be the leaders, thinkers, and communicators that thriving organizations need.

Furthermore, few college graduates continue in industries directly related to their undergraduate studies. The average American worker today will change careers and even industries numerous times between graduation and retirement. A liberal arts degree prepares students in a variety of fields and careers.

Finally, a liberal arts education is not merely pragmatic. The idea that a specific kind of degree will guarantee a certain return on investment over the course of a student’s career is a falsehood propagated by university marketing departments. A liberal arts degree gives students a sense of place in history and in the world, fostering intellectual humility, perpetual curiosity, diligence, and integrity. In short, a liberal arts degree prepares students for the future by shaping character and forging virtue. By offering a Christian liberal arts degree, Trinity College helps students find their place in the biblical storyline through the gospel of Jesus Christ and equips students with the Christian character to honor Christ and bear fruit in the church, in the home, and in the marketplace, for a lifetime.

The time is ripe to rethink Christian higher education. In recent years, anti-Christian social changes have progressed rapidly. Our culture is increasingly hostile to the gospel and the ethical implications of the Christian message. The academy has become one the major catalysts for the cultural rejection of Christianity. Anti-Christian ideologies concerning religion, sexuality, race and ethnicity, the economy, and the environment are pervasive. Even Christian educational institutions that lack a firm grounding in Biblical truth are vulnerable to compromise.

A virtual classroom has the singular advantage of flexibility. Trinity College uses a hybrid virtual classroom, leveraging the best of in-person learning along with current learning technologies to best serve students in a variety of settings. Virtual classrooms allow for lively discussion and easily incorporate secondary media as teaching aids.

Tuition at Trinity College will be roughly the same as your average community college. This is a bargain for Christian higher education of this caliber. We plan to keep infrastructure to a minimum so that we can keep tuition costs manageable, allowing students to graduate without a crushing load of student debt.
Not yet. Accreditation is important for those students who intend to go beyond a bachelors degree and pursue graduate-level education elsewhere. Even so, many post-graduate institutions will recognize non-accredited degrees if students can show equivalency between classes. Trinity College is pursuing accreditation through an agency that is recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.
Trinity College does not maintain a specific threshold for SAT, ACT, or CLT scores. Standardized test scores are meaningful but do not portray a complete picture of a student’s academic potential. The Trinity College Acceptance Committee considers standardized test scores but also weighs GPA, high school curriculum, writing samples, extracurricular activities, and personal interviews to determine whether a student will be a good fit.
Absolutely! Trinity College’s curriculum is intentionally designed to be academically rigorous, pushing students to read well, think well, and write well. Students will learn to synthesize across disciplines, engaging with big ideas and tracing the history of doctrine and philosophy across centuries, while making modern application to Christians in the church today. But this is the intended outcome and effect Trinity’s curriculum, not the prerequisite. Any student who is serious about his or her studies and willing to work hard will do well.
“Wisdom is a configuration of soul; it is moral character. And fostering moral character, it is no understatement to say, is at all times the greatest goal of education.”
— Michael V. Fox