Admission Requirements

Blinn 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 suits you:

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

Any student who 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 ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org).
  • A completed, official copy of the high school transcript showing the last year’s grades and date of graduation. Emails should be sent from the high school to admissions@blinn.edu, and mailed transcripts should be addressed to the Blinn College Admissions Office at: Blinn College Admissions Office, P.O. Box 6030, Bryan, TX 77805. Blinn does not accept faxed transcripts.
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or official exemption test scores and documentation. To learn more about exemption scores, visit www.blinn.edu/admissions/success_initiative.html.
  • For students transferring to Blinn College with less than 12 hours of transferable college credit, an official transcript from the accredited college* is required.
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Students transferring into Blinn on academic or disciplinary probation will be put on probation at Blinn . Students transferring to Blinn from an accredited college or university must supply Blinn with official transcripts from each college or university attended (allow 48 hours for documents to process).
Only credits from accredited colleges or universities are accepted.

* Blinn only recognizes and accepts transferable credit from colleges or universities that have been accredited by one of the following six “Regional Accreditation” bodies: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org)
  • An official, up-to-date transcript from all colleges attended. Blinn does not accept faxed transcripts
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or official exemption documentation
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
 
Students who successfully have passed the GED test are eligible for admittance to Blinn.

The following documents are required for admission:

Any student who has previously attended Blinn but has been away for more than one academic year and has not attended another college or university since last attending Blinn is eligible for readmission.
       

The documents needed are:

  • Updated and submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org). (A new application has to be submitted even if nothing has changed to comply with state residency requirements)
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or exemption test scores and documentation
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

High school students may attend Blinn 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:

Required documents for admission are:

  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org)
  • Written permission from the high school principal
  • A “B” or better average in high school work as indicated on an official high school transcript
  • An official high school transcript indicating course work completed up to the time of enrollment at Blinn 
  • Students seeking admission under this provision are required by state law to have passed the section(s) of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment or TAKS, which directly relates to the course(s) for which they want to register OR satisfy exemption criteria as exhibited by ACT, SAT, or TAKS scores. Scores/ exemptions must be furnished on an official document at the time of registration by the high school or the student
  • (Students wishing to continue enrollment at Blinn  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)
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

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.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application
  • (www.applytexas.org)
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores 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
  • For those students who are seeking Title IV Financial Aid, additional information may be required
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Any person who has not graduated from high school and who has not received a GED certificate may enroll at Blinn with the approval of the Registrar or the Director of Admissions.

The following documents are required for admission:

  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org)
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or exemption test scores and documentation
  • For those students who are seeking Title IV Financial Aid, additional information may be required.
  • For those students under the age of eighteen (18) years of age:
  • 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
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

Any person seeking a technical certificate is eligible to attend Blinn. These students are exempt from Texas Success Initiative testing requirements as long as they enroll in the courses within the certificate program. However, first-time-in certificate students are required to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment test for placement. The student will bear the cost of this test. New students or returning students who have not been enrolled for the previous semester will not be allowed to register for classes until this requirement has been met.

For those persons seeking certificates that are 42 or fewer hours, the admissions requirements are:

  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org)
  • Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or exemption test scores. For those students seeking certificates of more than forty-two credit hours, all Texas Success Initiative rules are applicable
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
  • Any person who is not intending to seek a degree or a certificate, or planning to transfer to another college or university is eligible to attend Blinn. Students being admitted under this method may not take more than two (2) courses during each semester.
  •  For these persons the following admissions items are required:
  • Submitted electronic ApplyTexas application (www.applytexas.org)
  • Proof of successful completion of one of the following conditions:
  • Graduation from a state accredited United States high school, or
  • Successful completion of the GED test, or
  • Graduation from a non-accredited high school or from a home-schooled program, or
  • Has been out of high school for a period of five or more years
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or exemption test scores and documentation
  •  Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

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

LEGAL IMMIGRANTS:

  • Submit your Alien Registration Receipt Card, Permanent Resident Card, or an I-551 stamp in your passport
  • Meet the same requirements as a U.S. citizen depending on the category of admission
  • IMMIGRATION STATUS PENDING:
  • Submit evidence (I-797 Notice of Action) that petition to change status has been filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
  • Meet the same requirements as a U.S. citizen depending on the category of admission
  • NONIMMIGRANT ALIEN: The following requirements apply to all applicants in F-1 status, and to all non-citizen applicants that do not qualify for admission as Immigrants or Refugee:
  • Application for admission showing intended major and campus selection
  • Nonrefundable $200 international student application fee
  • Confirmation of Financial Resources Form documenting source of adequate funds. See website for details: www.blinn.edu/international
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based with a minimum score of 61; computer-based with a minimum score of 173; and paper-based with a minimum score of 500. TOEFL may be required regardless of prior enrollment in U.S. high school or college
  • Entering freshman: Certified English translation and original native language transcript of high school showing completion of secondary school
  • Transfer from U.S. college or university: Official transcript from each college or university attended. Cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94 card
  • Official Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment scores or official exemption documentation
  • Copy of passport
  • Compliance with all requirements and procedures established for visa category by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Application and all documents must be submitted well in advance of registration. See website for semester deadlines: www.blinn.edu/international/

International students must enroll in and maintain 12 semester hours during fall and spring semesters. International transcripts may need to be reviewed by a foreign transcript evaluation service. International student orientation is mandatory for all incoming international students. Information regarding orientation can be found at: www.blinn.edu/international/orientation.html.