Housing Requirements

Criminal Background Check Requirement

The Blinn College District conducts criminal background checks on all housing residents prior to acceptance into campus housing and prior to each semester. A portion of the non-refundable application fee will pay for a criminal history check. Students who have any convictions or pending charges for a felony, Class A Misdemeanor, or Class B Misdemeanor will not be able to live on campus. The $125 application fee will not be refunded.

Should, during the course of a semester, a resident student be charged with a criminal offense that would have precluded them from being eligible to move into housing, that student will not be eligible to remain in housing. The student may reapply for housing at a later date but will be subject to all housing requirements.

If you are an out-of-state or international applicant, please submit the additional Background Release Form, so that your background check can be processed. Your file will not be complete without it and may delay a room assignment. This form is not required if you have always lived in Texas.

Semester Hour Requirement

Students living on campus must enroll for a minimum of 12 semester hours and remain enrolled in 12 hours for the duration of the semester. A student who drops or is dropped below 12 semester hours will have three class days to complete the academic reinstatement process. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the resident will have 48 hours to move out of housing. The move-out date determines whether room rent and a meal plan refund is appropriate.

Academic Eligibility Requirement

All students who reside in on-campus housing must be academically eligible to enroll in the College District.