Blinn posts record May Minimester enrollment with 15% increase

Registration is still available for Blinn Summer and Fall terms

May 29, 2020

The Blinn College District has enrolled a record 1,463 students for the May Minimester, a 15.2% increase over the previous year.

All of Blinn’s May Minimester courses were offered online this year due to COVID-19, and the College has announced that all its Summer courses also will be online.

Blinn’s May Minimester enrollment included 11 high school dual credit students. May Minimester contact hours increased 15.1% to 70,416.

Students can enroll in the Summer I semester through Tuesday, June 2, and classes will run Wednesday, June 3, through Wednesday, July 1. Registration for the Summer II semester is available through Sunday, July 5, and classes will run Monday, July 6, through Monday, Aug. 3. More information regarding the Summer semester, including course offerings and resources, can be found at www.blinn.edu/summer.

“I have enjoyed getting to know my professors,” said Jackie Andrade, Blinn Class of 2020. “At a big school you may be just a number, but here they really do care about helping you. I like that about Blinn.”

Blinn offers a variety of resources for students taking online courses at www.blinn.edu/online, including an orientation course, tips for taking an online course, tutorials, frequently asked questions, and a live chat.

The Fall semester will include face-to-face, blended, and online courses, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. Fall semester registration is open through Sunday, Aug. 23, and classes begin Monday, Aug. 24.

Despite the increase in May Minimester enrollment, College officials still anticipate a decrease in Fall enrollment due to COVID-19.

Prospective students can apply to Blinn via the ApplyTexas.org application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at https://my.blinn.edu. Blinn recommends that all students speak to an academic advisor prior to registering for classes. Students can chat online with a Blinn admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at www.blinn.edu/admissions, and can call Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800.

“Blinn is an affordable way to ease into college life rather than jumping right into a four-year university,” said Makenzie Menke, Blinn Class of 2021. “Blinn gives you an opportunity to build relationships with your professors rather than being in a huge class.”

Blinn’s academic transfer rate is the highest in the state, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Blinn has partnered with Texas A&M University to develop pioneering co-enrollment programs such as the Texas A&M-Blinn TEAM Program, the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan, and the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham.

As a member of the RELLIS Academic Alliance, Blinn offers courses at The Texas A&M University System’s RELLIS Campus that transfer seamlessly into the four-year bachelor’s degree programs offered by The Texas A&M University System regional universities also located onsite. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/RELLIS.

According to data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s CollegeForAllTexans.com, out-of-district Blinn students taking 30 credit hours will save $4,514 (44%) in tuition and fees compared to in-state residents at the average Texas public university.

In addition to Blinn’s low tuition and fees, the Blinn Foundation offers more than 200 endowed scholarships available to incoming and returning students from a wide range of backgrounds, majors, and experiences. Current and prospective students can complete a single application to apply for all Blinn scholarships at www.blinn.edu/scholarships.

To learn more, visit www.blinn.edu.

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