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This is where great things begin.

We’re eager to learn more about you and your accomplishments through our quick and easy application process.

Whether you’re coming right from high school, returning to the classroom or preparing for a career change, Trocaire College has a wide variety of certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs to help meet your plans for a successful future.

Don’t be intimidated by the application process. It’s simple—all you need is to send your high school transcript or high school equivalency, as well as transcripts from any colleges that you have attended.

For more information, contact our Admissions team at 716.827.2545. They’ll be able to answer your questions, tell you about upcoming Admissions events, and fill you in on all the details about any programs you’re interested in.

Attention RN and PN Nursing Applicants:  We kindly remind you that to ensure your application is considered for the fall 2024 semester, your admission application along with all supporting documents must be completed by July 15, 2024.

How to apply


To apply, fill out your application online and submit it to the Office of Admissions. We offer rolling admission, so an acceptance decision is only a few steps away. If you apply today, you may receive an admissions decision in as little as two weeks. 

*Applicants must submit all documents required for review before a decision can be rendered. Select program admissions may take longer; contact your admissions counselor for details.

Registration for high school students who participate in dual degree will be provided in late summer.

Non-degree seeking students may register for one or two separate courses.


Request Official transcripts. Trocaire College requires Official transcripts of academic work completed both in high school and in all post-secondary institutions before an applicant’s admission is complete. Transcripts are only considered official when they are sent directly to the College from the issuing institution.

Click here to access a list of the most commonly requested transcripts and for instructions to request a duplicate GED.

Electronic transcripts can be sent to:

Paper Transcripts can be sent to:

Trocaire College Admissions Office
360 Choate Avenue 
Buffalo, NY 14220

GED/TASC may be used to fulfill high school graduation requirement. Students should still submit high school transcripts for review of prerequisite coursework. Home schooled students must submit official course transcripts from the supporting school district. International students must submit a TOEFL score along with a WES course-by-course evaluation of college and/or university transcripts.


Schedule your campus visit: Our admissions counselors are ready to walk you through the entire process, as well as discuss our programs in depth and answer all of your questions. 

Contact us at 716.827.2545 or schedule your visit online.

We’re excited that you’ve decided to learn more about Trocaire College. Our goal is to answer all of your questions about your educational journey. This is a life-changing experience, and we’re so pleased you’ve decided to pursue it with us.

Admissions Criteria

High School Students

  • High school students should submit an official copy of their current high school transcripts. While SAT and ACT scores are not required for admissions, students are encouraged to submit them with their application.
  • High school students are eligible for consideration for advanced placement and credit by achieving satisfactory scores (a rating of 3 to 5) on the Advanced Placement Examination and should have scores forwarded to Trocaire via College Board. Credit may also be awarded for credit-bearing college courses taken during high school. Official transcripts should be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.
  • Admission is rolling. Select programs are competitive and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Transfer Students

  • Transfer students should submit official transcripts from ALL college attended.
  • Transfer students should submit an official transcript from their high school.
  • Transfers will receive credit for college courses that are equivalent to those offered at Trocaire College. Only courses completed with a grade of “C” or better are acceptable for credit.
  • Credit evaluations for programs are offered to students once they have applied and submitted required documents.
  • Admission is rolling. Select programs are competitive and applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early.

Applicants to the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing Programs

Students seeking admissions to Trocaire’s Registered Nurse (RN) or Practical Nurse (PN) programs are required to complete the HESI Admissions Assessment Exam (A2) as part of the admissions criteria. Students should meet with an admissions counselor to discuss eligibility and admissions criteria before signing up to take the exam. The HESI A2 measures competencies and academic readiness into the RN and PN nursing programs. Students are eligible for nursing admission based on their GPA and HESI A2 scores.

International Students

  • International students should submit an official copy of ALL colleges/universities/educational institutions they have attended through World Education Services (WES) course-by-course evaluation.
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must take the TOEFL or IELTS and submit their scores to the Office of Admissions. The minimum score needed on the TOEFL Internet Based Test (IBT) is 77. The minimum score needed on the TOEFL Paper Based Test (PBT) is 550. The minimum score needed on the IELTS is a 6.5.
  • Accepted international students applying for F-1 visa status must provide a complete Proof of Financial Support Certificate. Once received, the form I-20 will be issued by the Office of Admissions.
  • Admission is rolling but preferred application deadlines are in place for competitive programs.