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 (new students) or $50 (returning students) 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.

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.

Blinn College Park Apartments (BCPA) Living Requirements

Apartment-style living offers more independent living options for students and requires a high level of maturity. Students living in BCPA who are found responsible for violating a College policy are at risk for being removed from BCPA.

Eligibility for BCPA housing is based on the following criteria:

  • Current Blinn Students
    • Minimum 2.25 GPA
    • Disciplinary record: Two or less points
  • New Blinn Students
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA from high school
    • Two letters of recommendation emailed to housing@blinn.edu (from current high school administrator, teacher, or counselor)

Note: Current Blinn students will receive priority over new students. Additionally, eligibility for living in the apartments does not guarantee availability. 

Requests for exceptions to these requirements must be submitted to the Housing Office for review. The Housing Office reserves the right to place special populations in the BCPA facilities.