Blinn College's Counseling Services provides students with a range of resources to assist them in formulating plans and making decisions in various phases of their academic, personal, and vocational development.
Blinn College encourages all students to participate in academic advisement throughout their tenure here. The Academic Advisement process includes meeting with a counselor or faculty advisor to choose courses and make appropriate decisions concerning students' academic goals. The following populations of students are required to be advised each semester prior to registration:
students enrolling at Blinn College for the first time*
students who fail any part of the THEA test
students who are on scholastic probation
The Counseling Services staff, as well as faculty advisors, is available year round to guide students regarding prerequisites, course transferability, career choices, and many other aspects that concern student development.
a. students co-enrolled at a senior institution which provides appropriate approval, and
b. students who have passed all parts of THEA or are THEA exempt. This group of students must sign a self-advising waiver form.
Academic Course Planning Guide:
This site helps students research all the information needed to determine courses that will satisfy their academic goals. All students are encouraged to be advised for courses; however, new students to Blinn College and those who have not passed part(s) of the state test, are required to meet with an advisor prior to registration. Also, for those students who plan to transfer, it is strongly suggested they discuss their course options with an advisor at the four-year institution.
Students who need assistance in becoming more effective academically may meet with a counselor to discuss techniques for improving their learning skills. Time management, ways to derail procrastination, how to take lecture notes, dealing with test anxiety, and other means of enhancing study habits are available through Counseling Services.
Counselors assist students in exploring vocational goals, studying occupational information, and evaluating career interests and abilities. A comprehensive computer-based career program for career decision making and a reference library of books and printed materials on occupations, majors, colleges, and career planning are available to students. Technical advisors are also available to assist students in specific technical/vocational certificate or degree programs. For information on majors and career choices, use the links below.
Texas Cares- Texas CARES is an online career assessment and educational exploration program. The World of Work section offers a self-assessment Interest Inventory along with career and job search engines. The World of Learning section offers information about colleges and majors.
Career Cruising – Career Cruising is an interactive career exploration software with useful real world career information. The comprehensive package of ccEngage features career development tools, assessments, planners and resources that help you discover your potential, uncover your strengths and develop a personalized career plan for the future. To start your interactive search visit Career Cruising and login using Blinn College’ username of “mgc” and the password of “blinn”.
Counseling Services has a new online job posting system for students and graduates to download a resume and search available job listings.
Employers can access the system to post job vacancies and to search the available supply of students and graduates. Blinn College has teamed with College Central Network (CCN) to make this a powerful yet streamlined online job search system. To access the new system, click on the link: www.collegecentral.com/blinncollege
Orientation is a program designed to acquaint new students with the campus and the various resources that can enhance both academic success and personal development. Orientation sessions are offered on each campus several times during the summer before fall registration. Academic advisement is available following the orientation sessions for students with official THEA scores or THEA exemption scores.
In lieu of the in person orientation, students may wish to browse our on-line information to help them transition to Blinn College.
Counselors assist students in understanding themselves and achieving their personal goals. Counseling sessions are confidential, and no information is released without the student’s permission (to the limits provided by the law). Students may see a counselor for a variety of concerns that may affect their academic success. Individuals requiring more comprehensive assistance are referred to local agencies and/or specialists.
For more information on issues that college students may encounter, click the link below.