Frequently Asked Questions

Transition Academic Programs at Texas A&M University has developed a FAQ page for Blinn TEAM students located here.

 

In order to register for Blinn classes, students must finalize their enrollment with both schools. Students will register for both their Blinn and Texas A&M University classes at their Texas A&M New Student Conference (NSC). 

Refer to the academic calendar for registration dates and deadlines. 

No. Blinn TEAM is only offered through the Texas A&M freshman admissions process. Students who have not started taking college coursework after high school graduation and are interested in applying for admissions to Texas A&M, may contact the Texas A&M Office of Admissions or visit here for more information about the freshman admissions process. 

If you are a current Blinn student and are looking to transfer to Texas A&M, please contact the Texas A&M Office of Admissions or visit here for more 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 Texas A&M's off-campus student services.

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 that is separate from their parking pass for the main Texas A&M campus. Please contact Texas A&M Transportation Services for more information on parking passes. 

Texas A&M provides bus transportation for students taking classes at the RELLIS Campus. Students can use Route 47 - RELLIS to get between Texas A&M and the RELLIS Campus. For more information on Texas A&M bus routes, please contact Texas A&M Transportation Services

If you are riding the bus, allow at least one hour of travel time. If you are driving, allow at least 45 minutes of travel time. An hour may be needed during peak travel times (8:00 a.m., noon, and 5:00 p.m.).

Students may either use their TAMU parking pass or a separate RELLIS permit to park at RELLIS. Please contact Texas A&M Transportation Services for more information on parking passes for the RELLIS and Texas A&M campuses.

Because each institution has different policies in regards to classes, 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.

You are most likely choosing the wrong campus by mistake. When searching for classes, always choose the “Advanced Search” option.

In your myBLINN portal, click 
My RecordsLook Up ClassesSelect TermAdvanced SearchCampus → Select your campus (Bryan or RELLIS)
No. You will have to make up those hours at another time (i.e., Summer semester or extra courses during the Fall or Spring). 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:

  • Completed two or more regular semesters, and
  • Maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at both institutions, and
  • Satisfied all entry requirements for their intended major.
No. To be forced into a course, you must go speak with the division chair of the department for the course you want to get in to.
No. You must register yourself through your myBLINN portal.

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 Texas A&M.

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 Texas 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 Texas A&M will count toward completion of the program requirements. 

The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (TGTP) may be used at both schools simultaneously, but students must follow the procedures for both Blinn and Texas A&M each semester.

Blinn: Take your TGTP ID card to the Financial Aid Office prior to the Blinn payment deadline. A copy of your card will be placed on file, and you will be asked to complete a TGTP authorization form. The Financial Aid Office is located inside the Tejas Center at 3125 S Texas Ave, Suite 1900, in Bryan.

You may also fax your TGTP ID card to 979-209-7490 or mail to:

Blinn College 
Financial Aid Office 
P.O. Box 6030 
Bryan, TX 77805

Texas 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

Mailing Address:
TAMU Student Business Services
P.O. Box 30015
College Station, TX 77842-3015.

Physical Address: 
General Services Complex,
750 Agronomy Rd.
Suite 2801
College Station, TX 77840

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 Endowed Scholarship at: https://www.blinn.edu/scholarships.

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. 
Read more about Blinn TEAM's payment processes here.

Each student will be responsible for paying Blinn directly; Texas A&M does not send money to Blinn. 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 dates and deadlines, visit the 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, the RELLIS Campus 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