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Brenham Campus
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833
Counseling Services

Bryan Campus
2423 Blinn Blvd.
P.O. Box 6030 
Bryan, TX 77805
Center for Student Development
Science Building,
Room 157

Schulenburg Campus
100 Ranger Dr.
Schulenburg, TX 78956 

Sealy Campus
3701 Outlet Center Drive
Sealy, TX 77474
(979) 627-7997

Getting Started

Admission Requirements

The first step in attending Blinn College begins with the Admissions Office. To effectively utilize this program and register for courses, you should have completed the following steps:

1. Completed a Blinn College application

2. Sent official high school transcript (Includes students with less than twelve hours of transferable college credit) or official college transcript(s) to the Admissions Office

3. Taken the THEA (or other state test) and have official scores sent to the Admissions Office


4. Sent qualifying state test exemption documentation to the Admissions Office

  • Blinn College, Brenham, 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833
  • Blinn College, Bryan, P.O. Box 6030, Bryan, TX 77805-6030
  • Blinn College, Schulenburg, 100 Ranger Dr., Schulenburg, TX 78956
  • Blinn College, Sealy, 3701 Outlet Center Drive, Sealy, TX 77474

5. Verified your TSI Status for placement into English, mathematics, and reading courses

  • If passed all sections of the state assessment (or met qualifying exemption criteria), proceed with self-advising


Advising Requirements

  • Returning students who are classified as “College-Ready” in all areas may self-advise
  • New students who are TSI Exempt or who have passed all parts of the THEA Test (or other state-approved assessment test) may waive the academic advising requirement and self-advise. This group of students MUST complete and submit a Self-Advising Waiver Form to the Admissions Office before they can register.
  • All Others MUST make an appointment to meet with an advisor for academic advisement
*If you have not passed a section of the state test, you MUST make an appointment for academic advising every semester until you are considered “College Ready” in all 3 sections


What is Academic Advising and Why Do I Need to See an Advisor?

Academic advising is the process through which a student works with an advisor to choose the courses, programs, and majors that are most appropriate. An academic advisor is a trained professional who can help you plan your academic career. An advisor will help you make appropriate decisions regarding your course choices and ensure that you are following Blinn’s procedures and prerequisite requirements. An advisor can answer your questions about courses, majors, degree requirements, and transferring to a senior institution.

Verify Your TSI Status

Under the Texas Success Initiative (Senate Bill 286), students will be assessed, receive the help they need to become college ready, and be evaluated to determine when they are ready to enroll in college-level work.

  • TSI Exempt
  • TSI Passed
  • TSI Not Passed


TSI Exempt

You are TSI Exempt (not required to take the state-approved assessment) if any one of the following conditions applies. Official documentation must be provided to Blinn College.

  1. ACT Composite score of 23 with minimum scores of 19 on both the English and mathematics sections

SAT Combined score of at least 1070 with minimum scores of 500 on both the verbal and mathematics sections

  • Scores cannot be more than 5 years old
  • Scores must be from the same test date
  1. TAKS minimum score of 2200 on the Mathematics and English/Language Arts Tests.

  • 2400 or > on the mathematics test to enroll in MATH 1314 (College Algebra)

  1. Graduated with an Associate or Baccalaureate degree from an accredited Texas public institution of higher education

  2. Transferred from a private or independent institution of higher education and have gained credit ("C" or higher) in each of the 3 skill areas (reading, writing, mathematics)

  3. Previously attended another institution of higher education and have been determined by that institution to have met college-readiness standards

  4. Enrolling in a certificate program of 42 hours or less (Blinn College requires certificate students to be assessed using the THEA Test or one the other of the state-approved assessment tests)

  5. Served on active duty as a member of the U.S. armed forces, Texas National Guard, or as a member of a reserve component of the U.S. armed forces and has been serving at least three years preceding enrollment (a copy of military ID card must be submitted)

  6. Honorably discharged, retired, or released from active duty, Texas National Guard, or military reserves on or after August 1, 1990

Partial Exemption:

You may be able to enroll in college level English or math courses based on ACT/SAT test scores even if you have not met the above exemption criteria. For those students who have taken the ACT or SAT test, a partial exemption may be granted if a student meets the composite score requirement, but does not meet both of the individual exemption score requirements.

a. ACT Test: If a student has a minimum composite score of 23 and has a score of at least 19 on either the English or mathematics test but not both, the student will be considered exempt on the section in which a 19 or higher was scored.*

b. SAT Test: If a student has a minimum composite score of 1070 and has a score of at least 500 on either the verbal or the mathematics test but not both, the student will be considered exempt on the section in which a 500 or higher was scored.*

c. TAKS Test: Partial exemptions are allowed for students meeting the minimum score in math or writing.

*NOTE: Before a Partial Exemption will be granted, a state test must be taken and official scores sent to the Admissions Office.


TSI Passed

You are considered “College-Ready” and have met TSI requirements in reading, mathematics, and writing if you have achieved passing scores on any of the assessment tests listed below.

TSI Assessment


MATH 0312 Required

No Developmental Required



230 or >

230 -269

270 or >

220 or >


78 or >

63 - 85

86 or >

81 or >


41 or >

38 - 47

48 or >

41 or >


81 or >

39 - 69

70 or >

60 or >

NOTE: You can achieve the minimum standard passing score in mathematics but still be required to enroll in a developmental math course. Blinn College requires a standard score of 270 or higher to enroll in college algebra.


TSI Not Passed

  • STOP – Students who have not met minimum TSI assessment requirements MUST be advised every semester until TSI criteria have been satisfied and you are “College-Ready” in all areas. Make an appointment with an advisor or counselor on the Blinn College Campus you will be attending

Mandatory Academic Advisement

  • Must meet with an advisor every semester until you are considered “College Ready” in all three areas
  • Required to take developmental courses until TSI completed
  • Restricted from certain courses until college-level skills are obtained in reading, writing, and math
  • Initial test scores will be used for placement into developmental courses
  • Must complete developmental sequence or pass that section of the test previously failed before enrolling in related college-level courses

Your Responsibilities

  • You are ultimately responsible for knowing and fulfilling all degree and/or transfer requirements. You should check the receiving institution’s (the college/university to which you will transfer) major degree guidelines and departmental information to make sure you know what these requirements are.
  • Each semester, Blinn College will designate a time when you can register for the next semester's classes. Prior to your registration time you should review this web site, college catalogs, the Blinn Course Schedule, and/or meet with the receiving institution’s advisor/department to choose courses appropriate for your academic situation. Information about courses offered and their available times appear in the Course Schedule.