Frequently Asked Questions

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 FAQs page

Blinn College Specific FAQs for both Blinn TEAM and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn

 

In order to register for Blinn classes, students must complete the  Blinn TEAM First Steps. Students will register for both their Blinn and A&M classes at their Texas A&M NSC. 

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

No. Blinn TEAM is only offered through the Texas A&M freshman 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  formore information about the freshman 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  formore information regarding the transfer application process.

The Blinn-Bryan Campus does not offer on-campus housing. For housing within the Bryan/College Station area, please refer to the  TAMU student life website.
Bus Route: Allow at least 1 hour of travel time 
Driving: Allow at least 45 minutes of travel time, an hour during peak travel times (i.e. 8:00 am, noon, and 5:00 p.m.)

Blinn College-Bryan Campus

Students attending Blinn College-Bryan Campus can use their own cars for transportation between the two campuses. Students must have a parking permit for both schools and must display the proper permit for the campus at which they have parked.

TAMU provides bus transportation for TAMU students taking classes at Blinn-Bryan. Students can use Bus 12 - Reveille to get between Texas A&M University and the Bryan Campus.

For more information regarding parking at Blinn, please visit:  www.blinn.edu/parking.

Blinn College-RELLIS Campus

Students attending the RELLIS Campus can use their own cars for transportation between the two campuses. Students must have a parking pass for the RELLIS Campus. Please contact TAMU Transportation Servicesfor more information on parking passes. 

TAMU provides bus transportation for TAMU students taking classes at RELLIS. For more information on TAMU bus routes, please contact TAMU Transportation Services

Blinn College-Bryan Campus

Students will need to purchase a parking permit for both schools. To find information about purchasing a parking permit from Blinn, please visit www.blinn.edu/parking

RELLIS Campus

Students must have a parking pass for the RELLIS Campus. Please contact TAMU Transportation Services for more information on parking passes. 

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

You most likely are 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 → Select your campus (Bryan or RELLIS)
No. You will just have to make up those hours at another time. (i.e., Summer semester or extra courses during the Fall or Spring). However, please be aware that dropping all classes at one or both institutions is considered withdrawing from the institution and you must re-enroll/re-apply for the next semester. 

Maybe. Students may submit a change of curriculum application if/when they have:

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.
No. You must register yourself through your myBlinn account.

No. If you are not seeking a degree from Blinn, it does not matter what your major is. More often than not, Blinn does not offer the same major as TAMU.

For students interested in the T-STEM scholarship, you will need to have a qualifying instructional program listed as a major.

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.), and includes 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 the calculation of the Blinn grade point average. Once a student begins the program, only courses taken at Blinn and/or A&M will count toward completion of the program requirements. 

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 inside the Tejas Center located at: 

Tejas Center 
3125 S Texas Avenue (behind H.E.B) 
Suite 1900 Bryan, TX 77805 
979-209-7250.  

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)

For more information on making payments for Blinn, please click here.

Most students will take 2-3 classes at Blinn and 1-2 at A&M each semester. 

Students complete all their financial aid through the TAMU Financial Aid Office. 

Students are eligible to apply for Blinn's T-STEM Scholarship at http://www.blinn.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/scholarships.html if they meet all of the criteria. 

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

For more information on making payments to Blinn, please click here.

Students who are going to utilize Hazlewood benefits must apply and provide documentation to both the Blinn 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 so that the hours they are attending at Blinn can be certified to the VA.

For more information on making payments to Blinn, please click here.

Your Blinn ID number will be e-mailed to you within five business days of the date of your confirmation of acceptance (registration for your New Student Conference) to Texas A&M University. Please note that the e-mail can be filtered by your e-mail spam filter so be sure to check your junk e-mail. 

Each student will be responsible for paying Blinn directly; Texas A&M does not send money to Blinn. For information on payment dates and how to pay Blinn ,you can go to visit our Student Business Services website. If a student has not paid by the posted deadline, their classes will be dropped automatically.

Many co-enrolled students receive scholarships (TAMU and/or external) and/or financial aid. The Texas A&M Scholarship & Financial Aid Office disburses financial aid and scholarship monies to eligible students. While the Blinn payment deadline usually occurs prior to financial aid having been disbursed by TAMU, Blinn and TAMU have worked to accommodate our co-enrolled students.

Once students have completed the process of accepting their aid at TAMU, Blinn will place a TEAM TAMU Financial Aid Drop Hold on the students account to keep classes from being dropped for non-payment. This will allow for A&M to process and disperse your aid and you will have until midnight of the posted deadline for TEAM students (listed as TEAM students receiving Financial Aid PAYMENT DUE on the Academic Calendar) to make payments to Blinn College. Students can check to see if you have this hold by viewing your holds via myBlinn -> My Records -> Holds.

Please note that if we receive notification from A&M that the student is no longer receiving aid from TAMU we will remove the hold and students will have 7 days to make payment to Blinn College. We will e-mail the student’s Blinn and personal email addresses notifying them of this.

For more information on making payments to Blinn, please click here.

Each student will be responsible for paying Blinn directly; Texas A&M does not send money to A&M. To view payment dates for Blinn, please visit the current Academic Calendar.

Students not receiving any scholarships and/or financial aid at Texas A&M must meet the posted regular payment deadline.

Students receiving scholarships and/or financial aid at Texas A&M must meet the deadline for TEAM students receiving Financial Aid.

For more information on making payments to Blinn, please click here.

To view Blinn’s registration period, please visit the Blinn Academic Calendar.
To find which books you will need for you Blinn classes, visit the Blinn College-Bryan Campus Bookstore webpage.
No, your Texas A&M University meal plan is only valid on the TAMU Campus. Students attending the RELLIS Campus will have access to food options if they need to eat while on the Blinn campus.  
No, RELLIS will have resources available to students on site. 

As a student in the Blinn TEAM program, you can save money due to Blinn’s affordable tuition and fees.  Your savings will depend on the number of hours taken at Blinn and Texas A&M.  
The chart below outlines estimated tuition and fees for Blinn and Texas A&M based on the number of hours for which you are registered. 

Texas A&M Tuition and Fees Blinn Tuition and Fees
Number of Hours Registered TAMU Tuition and Fees Number of Hours Registered Blinn Tuition and Fees
12+ Hours (4-5 Classes) $5,382.20 12 Hours (4 classes) $2,100.00
6 Hours (2 Classes) $2,321.48 9 Hours (3 classes) $1,575.00
3 Hours (1 Class) $1,301.24 6 Hours (2 classes) $1,050.00

Refer to the scenarios outlined below to see how much estimated tuition and fees may be for one semester and what the estimated savings will be as a TEAM student.

Scenario Estimated Cost Estimated Savings
TEAM Student taking 1 TAMU and 3 Blinn classes (12 Hours total) $2,876.24 $2,505.96
TEAM Student taking 2 TAMU and 2 Blinn classes (12 Hours total) $3371.48 $2,010.72
TEAM Student taking 1 TAMU and 4 Blinn classes (15 Hours total) $3401.20 $1981.00
TEAM Student taking 2 TAMU and 3 Blinn classes (15 Hours total) $3896.48 $1485.72

Calculations below are estimations based solely on general tuition and fees for resident students at Texas A&M and Blinn. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found on the respective institutions’ websites. 

Based on rates for the 2018-19 academic year.

Numbers calculated using fixed rate tuition and General Studies, http://tuition.tamu.edu/

Estimated savings is the difference between the estimated cost of being in TAMU for 12+ hours and the estimated cost as a TEAM Student