How to Apply as a First-Time Student


Step 1: Apply for Admission and send required admissions documents

  • Apply for admission online at
  • Request your high school and/or previous college(s) to have official transcripts sent to Blinn.
    • High school transcripts may be sent electronically, faxed, mailed, or delivered in person.
      • Faxed high school transcripts will be accepted as official as long as they are received directly from the high school and include the high school’s official coversheet.
    • College transcripts may be sent electronically, mailed, or delivered in person.
      • Blinn College does NOT accept faxed college transcripts.
    • For students who have earned a Certificate of High School Equivalency, the official certificate with official scores and completion date is required.
      • The certificate may be emailed, faxed, mailed, or delivered in person.
    • Provide your bacterial meningitis vaccination record.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid (If Needed)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • The Financial Aid priority date is:
    Fall – May 1st
    Spring – October 1st

Step 3: Meet Testing Placement Requirement

  • Meet the placement requirement by taking the TSI (Texas Success Initiative) Assessment as necessary unless otherwise exempt from developmental requirements. 
  • Prior to taking the TSI Assessment, students must complete the Blinn TSI pre-assessment activity and provide documentation of completion before taking the TSI Assessment.
  • Provide official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or official exemption test score documentation.
  • For more information, visit

Step 4: Apply for Housing (If Needed - Brenham Campus only)

  • Once a student has applied and all required admissions documents have been received, the student can apply for housing when the application opens.
  • A $125 nonrefundable application fee is required.
  • For more information, visit

Step 5: Attend Academic Advising Days

  • Once a student has applied, turned in all required admissions documents and tested or it has been determined the student is exempt from testing, it is recommended that the student attend an Advising Day or meet with an advisor.
  • For more information, visit

Step 6: Registration

You are now ready to register for classes.

* Blinn College only recognizes and accepts transferable credit from colleges or universities that have been accredited by one of the following six regional accreditation bodies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.