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Blinn College

Admissions Requirements

Blinn College is an open-admissions college. However there are requirements that are needed depending upon the student’s background. The admissions requirements for the different types of students are as follows.

Please select the type of applicant that best suites you:

1. High School Graduate

2. Student Transferring from another college

3. Completed the General Educational Development (GED) test

4. Students who are reentering Blinn College after not being enrolled for more than one calendar year.

5. High School student enrolling in a Dual Credit program

6. Graduate of a Home School or a Non-accredited High School.

7. Student without a high school diploma or GED certificate (including those students who have not passed all of the TAKS test) .

8. Student enrolling in a certificate program.

9. Non-degree seeking student.

10. International Student

Students who are academically under-prepared may be required to enroll in developmental courses in accordance with the Texas Success Initiative rules and regulations.


 

1. High School Graduates (Including students with less than twelve hours of transferable college credit.)

Any student that has graduated from a state accredited high school is eligible to apply for admission to Blinn College. The following documents are required for admission:

  • Submitted electronic Apply Texas application
  • A completed official copy of the high school transcript showing the last year’s grades and date of graduation.
  • Official THEA, alternative, or exemption test scores and documentation
  • (For those students transferring to Blinn College with less than twelve hours of transferable college credit, an official transcript from the accredited college is required.)
  • Advising form (available during your advising session) or self-advising waiver form (applicable if TSI exempt or passed all three sections).

 


2. Students transferring from an accredited college or university or are concurrently enrolled in an accredited college. (This only includes those students with more than twelve hours of transferable college work.)

Students transferring to Blinn College from an accredited college or university must supply Blinn College with official transcripts from each college or university attended. Only credits from accredited colleges or universities are accepted. Students transferring into Blinn College on academic or disciplinary probation will be put on probation at Blinn College. The following documents are required for admission:

 


3. Students who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) test. Students who have completed the GED test are eligible for admittance to Blinn College. The following documents are required for admission:

 


4. Students who are reentering Blinn College after not being enrolled for more than one calendar year.

Any student who has previously attended Blinn College but has been away for more than one calendar year and has not attended another college or university since last attending Blinn College is eligible for readmission. The documents needed are:

  • Updated and submitted electronic Apply Texas application (A new application must be submitted even if nothing has changed to comply with state residency requirements.)
  • Official TSAI or exemption test scores and documentation
  • Advising form (available during your advising session)

5. High School students enrolling in a Dual Credit program.

High school students may attend Blinn College beginning the summer following their sophomore year in high school. Students are limited to two (2) college credit courses during each semester. Required documents for admission are:

  • Submitted electronic Apply Texas application
  • Written permission for the high school principal
  • A “B” or better average in high school work
  • An official high school transcript indicating course work completed up to the time of enrollment in Blinn College.
  • Official THEA, alternative, or exemption test scores and documentation
  • Advising form (available during your advising session) or self-advising waiver form (applicable if TSI exempt or passed all three sections).
  • Students seeking admission under this provision are required by state law to have passed the section(s) of the THEA, TAKS, or alternative test, which directly relates to the course(s) for which they want to register OR satisfy exemption criteria as exhibited by ACT, SAT, or TAAS scores. Scores/exemptions must be furnished on an official document at the time of registration by the high school or the student. A placement test of QT, COMPASS, or ASSET will be required if TAKS scores are used for enrollment. The student will bear the cost of this test.
  • (Students wishing to continue enrollment at Blinn College following their high school graduation are required to submit a final copy of their high school transcript showing the student’s high school graduation date.)

 


6. Graduates of a Home School or a Non-Accredited High School. Any student who has completed a home school program or has graduated from a non-accredited high school is eligible to apply for admission to attend Blinn College. The following documents are required for admission:

  • Submitted electronic Apply Texas application
  • Official THEA, alternative, or exemption test scores and documentation
  • A completed copy of the student’s transcript signed and notarized by the principal or head of instruction, showing the last semester’s grades and date of graduation
  • Advising form (available during your advising session) or self-advising waiver form (applicable if TSI exempt or passed all three sections).
  • (For those students who are seeking Title IV Financial Aid, a Department of Education Ability to Benefit test may be required. )

 


7. Students without a high school diploma or GED certificate. Any person who has not graduated from high school and who has not received a GED certificate may enroll in Blinn with the approval of the Registrar or the Director of Admissions. The following documents are required for admission:

- A copy of the student’s transcript signed and notarized by the principal or head of instruction, showing the last semester’s grades.

- Students are limited to two (2) college credit courses during each semester.

 


8. Students enrolling in a certificate program.

Any person seeking a technical certificate is eligible to attend Blinn College. These students are exempt from Success Initiative testing requirements as long as the student enrolls in the courses within the certificate program(s) as outlined in this bulletin. However, first-time-in certificate students will be required to take the QT, ASSET, or COMPASS test for placement. The student will bear the cost of this test. Continuing certificate students will be exempt from this requirement. New students will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement has been met. For those persons seeking certificates that are less than forty-two credit hours, the admissions requirements are:


 


9. Students who are non-degree or non-certificate students.

Any person that is not intending to seek a degree or a certificate nor plan to transfer to another college or university is eligible to attend Blinn College. Students being admitted under this method may not take more than two (2) courses during each semester. The following admissions items are required:

- Graduation from a state accredited United States high school

- Successful completion of the GED test

- Graduation from a non-accredited high school or from a home-schooled program

- Has been out of high school for a period of five or more years



10. International Students – The following requirements apply to students who are not U.S. citizens:

For those students who are not U.S. citizens, the following requirements are necessary for admission to Blinn College:

  • LEGAL IMMIGRANTS:

Submit a certified copy of I-551

Alien Registration Receipt Card or permanent residence card

Meet the same requirements as a U.S. citizen depending on the category of admission

  • IMMIGRATION STATUS PENDING:

If married to a U.S. citizen, submit a certified copy of marriage certificate

Evidence that petition to change status has been filed with Immigration and Naturalization Service

Meet international admission requirements (below) until status change is approved and I-551 is issued.

  • NONIMMIGRANT ALIEN:

The following requirements apply to all applicants holding visa category A-L issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and to all non-citizen applicants who do not qualify for admission as Immigrants or Refugees:

Application for admission showing intended major and campus selection.

Nonrefundable $200 international student application fee.

Financial statement from bank or government official documenting source of adequate funds.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum score of 500. TOEFL may be required regardless of prior enrollment in U.S. high school or college.

Academic background.

Entering freshman: Certified English translation of high school transcript showing completion of secondary school.

Transfer from foreign college: Certified English translation of transcript and.or syllabi reflecting source work and/or program completed at college or university outside the United States. Grades received must reflect satisfactory performance.

Advising form (available during your advising session) or self-advising waiver form (applicable if TSI exempt or passed all three sections).

Transfer from U.S. college or university: Official transcript from each college or university attended; cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0.

Foreign student advisors report and a copy of current I-20.

Compliance with all requirements and procedures established for visa category by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Copy of passport and I-94 card.

No admission decision can be made or an I-20 issued until official transcripts from all colleges attended have been received by the Foreign Student Office at Blinn College, Brenham Campus.

  • International students who are in the United States on student visas, but who have not attended the college from which they received their initial I-20, will not be considered for admission to Blinn College until they have been enrolled at the college issuing the initial I-20 for at least one semester as full-time students (12 or more hours). International students must enroll in and maintain 12 semester hours during fall and spring semesters. Blinn College does not accept foreign credentials from any college/university which is not accredited by a United States regional accrediting agency.