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Blinn TEAM Program
Jayson Naiser-Manager
team@blinn.edu
979-209-7250

Texas A&M -
Blinn TEAM Advisors*:
Usually available Monday-Wednesday
from Aug. 25 – Oct. 1, 2014
8:30 - 11:15 am
Bryan Advising Office

*A&M academic advisors are only available for current Blinn TEAM students

FAQ’s:

Transition Academic Programs at Texas A&M University has developed a FAQ page for Blinn Team students and you can access through the link below.

TAP FAQ’s page

Blinn College Specific FAQ’s for both Blinn TEAM and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn


I’m a current Blinn Student can I join/apply for Blinn TEAM or the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn?
I only see Blinn Brenham on the Apply Texas Application, College Board, etc.; where is Bryan?
Does Blinn College – Bryan Campus have housing?
How much travel time do I need between campuses?
How do I get between Campuses?
Does my advising count for both campuses?
Why do I keep getting a “Campus Restriction” error when I am registering?
If I drop a class will I be kicked off the program?
Am I required to stay in the program for the full two years?
Can a Blinn advisor force me into a class?
Can a Blinn Advisor register me for courses?
Does it matter what my major is listed as at Blinn?
How do I register for courses through myBlinn?
Do my previously-earned college credits count for program purposes?
How do I use my Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly “Texas Tomorrow Fund”)?
How many classes do I take at Blinn?
How does my Financial Aid work for Blinn TEAM?
Can I use VA Educational Benefits?
Does it matter what my major is listed as at Blinn?
When do I register for Blinn Classes?
Where do I get/What is my Blinn ID Number?


I’m a current Blinn Student can I join/apply for Blinn TEAM or the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn?
No, the programs are only offered through the Texas A&M freshmen admissions process.  If you have not started taking college coursework after high school graduation and you are interested in applying for admissions to TAMU you can contact the Texas A&M Office of Admissions and/or click here for more information about the freshmen admissions process. 

If you are a current Blinn student and you are looking to transfer to A&M please contact the Texas A&M Office of Admissions and/or click here for more information on the transfer application process.

I only see Blinn Brenham on the Apply Texas Application, College Board, etc.; where is Bryan?
Blinn College’s main campus is located in Brenham.  Select this.  Within the application itself in the college specific questions we ask which campus.  You select Bryan there.

Does Blinn College – Bryan Campus have housing?
Blinn College Bryan Campus does not offer on campus housing. For housing within the Bryan/College Station area please refer to the TAMU student life website.

How much travel time do I need between campuses?
Bus Route: Allow at least 1 hour of travel time
Driving: Allow at least 45 min of travel time, an hour during peak travel times (i.e. 8:00am, 12:00, and 5:00)

How do I get between Campuses?
Students can use their own cars for transportation between the two campuses.  Students will need to have a parking permit for both schools and will need to remember to switch them out when changing campuses.

TAMU provides bus transportation for TAMU students taking classes at Blinn.  TEAM students can use Bus 12 to get between campuses. 

Does my advising count for both campuses?
Because each institution has different policies in regards to classes you will need to be sure to visit with an advisor from the institution in which you have questions about classes.  In addition, if there are advising holds you will need to visit with an advisor from the institution of which the hold is in place. 

Hold on your TAMU account:  Must meet with TAMU advisor
Hold on your Blinn account:  Must meet with Blinn advisor
No Holds:  Can meet with an advisor on either campus

Why do I keep getting a “Campus Restriction” error when I am registering?
You are most likely choosing the wrong campus by mistake.
When looking up classes, always choose the “Advanced Search” option.
My Records → Look Up Classes → Select Term → Advanced Search → Campus → Bryan

If I drop a class will I be kicked off the program?
No.  You will just have to make up those hours at another time. (i.e. Summer or extra courses during the Fall or Spring).  However, please be aware that dropping all classes at one or both institution is considered withdrawing from the institution and you must re-enroll/re-apply for the next semester. 

Am I required to stay in the program for the full two years?
No.  You are eligible to apply to transfer early as long as you meet TAMU minimum requirements (24 completed hours and a 2.5 GPA) and your desired major requirements.  Please note that you will be applying through the competitive transfer application process and will need to meet with transfer advisors for more information.  If you do not get accepted, you are still on Blinn TEAM.

The Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn has an early entry option

Can a Blinn advisor force me into a class?
No.  To be forced into a course you must go see the Division Chair of the department for the course you want to get in to.

Can a Blinn Advisor register me for courses?
No.  To be forced into a course you must go see the Division Chair of the department for the course you want to get in to.

Does it matter what my major is listed as at Blinn?
No.  As long as you are not degree seeking with Blinn it does not matter what your major is.  More often than not, Blinn does not offer the same major as TAMU.

How do I register for courses through myBlinn?
Please refer to the link below. http://www.blinn.edu/admissions/Screen_prints_for_student_notification.pdf

Do my previously-earned college credits count for program purposes? 
Any transferable college credits earned prior to beginning the program will count toward the 45 required Blinn hours.  This includes any credits earned through testing (i.e., CLEP, AP, etc.), to include any credit by exam awarded by A&M on departmental exams (such as for modern language proficiency).  While such credits count for programs purposes, grades earned at other schools are not used in calculation of the Blinn grade point average.  Once a student begins the program, only courses taken at Blinn College and/or A&M will count toward completion of the program requirements. 

How do I use my Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly “Texas Tomorrow Fund”)?
The TGTP may be used at both schools simultaneously, but students must follow the procedures for both Blinn and A&M each semester.

At Blinn:  Prior to the Blinn payment deadline, take your TGTP ID card to the Financial Aid Office.  They will need a copy of your card, and you will be asked to complete a TGTP authorization form. 

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Administration Building (behind the CPC).  You can fax to 979.209.7490 or mail to Blinn College, Financial Aid, P.O. Box 6030, Bryan, TX 77805.
At A&M:  Before classes begin, Email, fax, mail, or take the following information to Student Business Services:  Name, UIN, TGTP account number, type of plan purchased, and a written request to activate your plan for the semester.   (Email: sbs@tamu.edu; Fax:   979-845-9406; Mail:  TAMU Student Business Services / PO Box 30015 / College Station, TX 77842-3015.
Take to:  General Services Complex, Suite 2801. Hours 8-5 Monday-Friday (except scheduled holidays)

How many classes do I take at Blinn?
Most students will take 3 classes at Blinn and then 1-2 at A&M. 

How does my Financial Aid work for Blinn TEAM?
Students complete all of their financial aid through the TAMU Financial Aid Office. 

Students are eligible to apply for our T-STEM Scholarship at http://www.blinn.edu/finaid/scholar.html if they meet all of the criteria. 

Any outside scholarships should be send to the TAMU Financial Aid Office.

Can I use VA Educational Benefits?
Students who are going to utilize Hazlewood benefits must apply and provide documentation to both the Blinn College and TAMU Veteran Services Offices.

Students utilizing VA educational benefits must submit all paperwork to the TAMU Veteran Services Office and request a PIL (Parent Institution Letter) be sent to Blinn College so that the hours they are attending at Blinn can be certified to the VA.

Does it matter what my major is listed as at Blinn?
No.  As long as you are not degree seeking with Blinn it does not matter what your major is.  More often than not, Blinn does not offer the same major as TAMU. 
For students accepted into the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn or are interested in Engineering Math is a recommend major choice at Blinn College. 

When do I register for Blinn Classes?
In order to register for Blinn Classes student must complete the Blinn TEAM/Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn First steps

It is highly recommend that students attempt to register for their Blinn Courses as close to registration opening.  It is not recommend to wait until the student attends their TAMU New Student Conference.  To see when registration opens for new students please check the Academic Calendar

Where do I get/What is my Blinn ID Number?
Your Blinn ID number will be e-mailed to you 2-3 business days from the receipt of your ApplyTexas application to Blinn College.  Please note that the e-mail can be filtered by your e-mail spam filter so be sure to check your junk e-mail.