Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the Academic Calendar.

Academic Advising is the interactive process of guiding students through course selection based on assessment outcomes, intended academic/career goals and future transfer colleges and universities.

Counseling is the provision of assistance and guidance in resolving personal, social, and psychology problems and difficulties by a professional.

Yes. It is recommended that students be advised early each semester to determine course planning and transfer eligibility.

The Texas State Initiative (TSI) Hold is placed on a student’s record when the student does not meet college readiness standards in Math, Reading, and/or Writing on the Texas State Initiative Assessment (TSIA). These students are required to be advised each semester until they complete their developmental sequence(s).

A TSI Initial Hold is placed on all new student records, some of which may be TSI complete or TSI incomplete.

It is a software program designed to provide students with a comprehensive set of web-based academic advising, degree audit, and transfer articulation tools to help students and advisors negotiate the institution’s curriculum requirements.
All admissions documentation must be submitted to Enrollment Services/Admissions prior to meeting with an academic advisor.
Please visit Testing and Assessment for more information.
Advisors do not register students for courses. Registration can be completed in your myBLINN account. Click on the My Records tab under Registration Tools, then, click add or drop courses. Click here for a guide on How to Register.
The Math Placement Exam (MPE) is a free, online assessment required for those students who wish to enroll in Pre-calculus (MATH 2412) or Calculus I (MATH 2413).
No. Students must complete MATH 1414 with a grade of “C” or higher in order to register for MATH 1316.

A Q drop is a notation on a student’s transcript when a class is dropped without academic penalty. A student is only allowed 6 Q drops during the entire undergraduate academic career. This means the number of Q drops a student uses will follow him/her to other colleges.

A W (withdrawal) noted on a transcript is a complete removal from coursework due to unforeseen circumstances. Withdrawals must be documented and approved by the college. No penalty is assessed on the student’s academic transcript.

It is never too early to contact your intended transfer institution. A visit to the college/university campus is encouraged. It is highly recommended to stay in contact with your transfer institution for the most up to date transfer requirements.
Academic Advisors do not provide information regarding financial aid. Please visit Financial Aid for more information.
Students with documented disabilities may seek support from Blinn College’s Office of Disability Services. Students are encouraged to contact this office as early as possible to initiate services. To make an appointment or to receive more information about services on all campuses, please contact the Office of Disability Services.
It is generally not suggested for incoming freshman to take an online course.

There are several types of Distance Education courses.

i. Online courses- course is taken online with no face to face instruction
ii. Blended courses- These courses are half online and half face to face instruction. Typically you meet once a week and the rest of the course completed is online.
iii. IVC- interactive video conference courses
No. Students are not required to meet with an advisor prior to dropping a course; however, a visit with Financial Aid and Housing is recommended, if applicable, prior to dropping a course.
Students can drop a course online in the myBLINN account. Under the My Records tab, select Registration Tools, Add/Drop course.
Students can change majors by completing the Change of Major Form. This form is available in the Academic Advising Office and Enrollment Services. Please allow one week for the change to be entered.
Tutoring is available for free in the Learning Centers on the Brenham and Bryan Campuses. Visit Tutoring for more information. Students on the Schulenburg and Sealy Campuses should contact Enrollment Services for tutoring information.
Students can calculate a GPA in Degree Works. To access Degree Works, please visit your myBlinn account. Select the Student Links tab. On the bottom right side of the screen, select Degree Works. Then select, GPA Calc tab. Under the term calculator you can enter letter grades to calculate your semester GPA.
Students can request a transcript online. Unofficial transcripts may be printed from a student’s myBlinn account.
Part-time student worker jobs are available in various offices throughout the campuses. Job search and application are available online through the Human Resources web page.
Blinn College has four campuses located in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy.
Within the course syllabus, most instructors address absences. Most instructors will excuse the absence if you can provide written verification of illness from a doctor. Excused absences do not, however, excuse you from the requirements of the course. If you must miss an exam because of illness, call or e-mail your instructor before the absence. Talk with your instructor immediately following an absence to get advice about making up missed work.