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Blinn TEAM FAQs

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When do I register for Blinn classes?

Students will register for their Blinn classes during their scheduled Texas A&M New Student Conference (NSC).


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Can I join/apply for Blinn TEAM if I am a current Blinn student?

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.


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Does the Blinn–Bryan Campus have housing?

The Blinn-Bryan Campus does not offer on-campus housing; however, the Bryan/College Station community has a wide variety of housing options available for students.


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How do I get between campuses?

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.


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How much travel time do I need between campuses?

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.).


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Do I need a parking permit for the RELLIS Campus?

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.


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Does my advising count for both 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.


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Why do I get a “Campus Restriction” error when registering?

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 Records →  Look Up Classes →  Select Term →  Advanced Search →  Campus → Select your campus ( Bryan or  RELLIS)


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Will I be kicked out of the program if I drop a class?

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.


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Will I be able to leave TEAM after two semesters and be in my intended major by the start of my sophomore year?

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.

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Can a Blinn advisor force me into a class?

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.


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Can a Blinn advisor register me for courses?

No. You must register yourself through your myBLINN portal.


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Does it matter what my major is listed as at Blinn?

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.


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How do I register for courses through myBLINN?

See the Blinn Registration Guide


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Do my previously-earned college credits count for program purposes?

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. 


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How do I use my Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly Texas Tomorrow Fund)?

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

TEAM Payment Process


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How many classes do I take at Blinn?

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


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How does my financial aid work for Blinn TEAM?

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.

TEAM Payment Process


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Can I use VA educational benefits?

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.

TEAM Payment Process


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Where do I get/what is my Blinn ID number?

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. 


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How do I pay for my Blinn courses?

Read more about Blinn TEAM's payment processes here.


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When is payment due to Blinn?

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.

TEAM Payment Process


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When does Blinn registration begin?

To view Blinn’s registration dates and deadlines, visit the Academic Calendar.


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How do I find my books for my Blinn classes?

To find which books you will need for you Blinn classes, visit the Blinn College-Bryan Campus Bookstore webpage.


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Will my TAMU meal plan work at Blinn?

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.  


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Will I need to travel to the Blinn-Bryan Campus if I am on the RELLIS Campus?

No, the RELLIS Campus will have resources available to students on site. 


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How much can I save as a student in the Blinn TEAM program?

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 2020-21 academic year.

Numbers calculated using fixed rate tuition and General Studies.

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


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