New Students for Summer and Fall 2013:
International Students: Must attend a mandatory International Student Orientation. Click here for details.
TEAM Students: Please refer to your mailings from Texas A&M University. We have special days set aside for you to come to Blinn and be advised by both an A&M advisor and a Blinn advisor. A Blinn information session will also be part of your visit to TEAM Advising Day. The web site to sign up for TEAM advising was included in the brochure you were sent from A&M.
All other Students: You are highly encouraged to attend one of our SOAR sessions (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration). This is an all-day program offered multiple times. You choose the best day for your schedule. However, the earlier you attend the better in terms of class availability. You must be advising ready to attend. This includes admissions paperwork turned in and test scores on files. Please check your myBlinn account for admission status updates or call 979-209-7200 and press “0” to talk to a Student Information Specialists.
2013 Soar Dates
|Saturday, April 27, 2013||This date is CLOSED|
|Monday, May 20, 2013|
|Thursday, June 13, 2013|
|Friday, June 14, 2013|
|Friday, June 21, 2013*|
|Thursday, June 27, 2013|
|Friday, June 28, 2013|
|Friday, July 12, 2013|
|Friday, July 19, 2013*|
|Other days will be added in July as needed|
* Parent Session in Spanish available. Sign-up using link below and email BryanNSO@blinn.edu to indicate your desire to participate in the Spanish Session.
. Sesión en español para padres – escoja un dia ya sea viernes, 21 de junio o el 19 de Julio. Inscribase abajo y mande un correo electrónico a BryanNSO@blinn.edu
Click on the link at the bottom of the page to select a day and sign up for SOAR.
A typical SOAR day looks like this:
8:00 Check in, coffee and donuts, browse information tables
8:30 Welcome and Opening Session
9:30 Begin session rotations. Topics include:
Tour to include information on Library, Learning Center, Math Lab, and Bookstore
Student Success Strategies
Enrollment Services to include parking, financial aid, and business services
3:30 Guided Registration, IDs, and parking permits
New Student Information Sessions will be offered in Science Room 135 (across from the Advising office) throughout the month of August. Check back to this web site for dates and times. These sessions are ideal for students who get advised and register on their own (do not attend SOAR) but would like to get more information on services available at Blinn and other strategies for success in college.
As a reminder, all new students have a registration hold pending academic advising.
1. College Ready Students (meet all TSI testing scores) have three options:
a. Attend a SOAR or TEAM Advising Day session and be advised there.
b. Come meet with an advisor on your own. Click here to learn more about meeting with an adviser.
c. Complete an advising waiver form and submit to enrollment services.
Please understand, due to the high demand of Blinn courses, classes fill up fast. Strategies for a successful registration include: register early, leave advising with several back up courses, be flexible on the times and days you are in class, and explore all teaching modalities (traditional, on-line, and blended).
For registration and payment due dates, please refer to our Academic Calendar found on our calendar events web site.