Terms and Conditions

Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program:

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  • Are required to meet the Texas A&M College of Engineering Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Detailed information can be found on the BYOD website.
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 12 total credit hours each fall and spring semester. Three to five credit hours are taken through Texas A&M and the remainder through Blinn College. Exceptions to these guidelines will be approved only under extenuating circumstances.
Example First Year Schedule
Fall Spring
Blinn College-Bryan: Math Course (4 Credits) Blinn College-Bryan: Math Course (4 Credits)
Blinn College-Bryan: Science Course (4 Credits) Blinn College-Bryan: Science Course (4 Credits)
Texas A&M: ENGR 111 (2 Credits) Texas A&M: ENGR 112 (2 Credits)
Texas A&M: University Core Curriculum (3 Credits)* Texas A&M: University Core Curriculum (3 Credits)*
*Students in the Corps of Cadets will take required military science courses and complete the University Core Curriculum at Blinn College or in a future term.
  • Who successfully complete a total of 15 credit hours during a semester will be allowed to enroll in six credit hours through Texas A&M the following semester. 
  • May enroll in a total of six credit hours through Texas A&M and a total of six credit hours through Blinn College during the summer.
  • Who drop to zero hours at Texas A&M are withdrawn and forfeit all Texas A&M student privileges for the remainder of the term (i.e., use of campus support services, student discounts, sports tickets, etc.). Unless otherwise prohibited, students may continue in the Academy the subsequent semester pending Texas A&M course availability and prerequisites.
  • Work with Blinn College advisors and Texas A&M engineering advisors to enroll in courses appropriate for the student’s preferred major at Texas A&M. Other courses may not be counted toward meeting the minimum required hours.
  • Beginning in fall 2016, must complete the required calculus sequence through Blinn College for the engineering major to which they’re admitted prior to beginning full-time enrollment at Texas A&M.

GPA Calculation

Texas A&M will calculate the cumulative GPA at each institution based on the courses taken by the student at that institution. Grades for all transferable courses earned at each institution will be used in the computation of the cumulative GPA for that institution including failing and incomplete grades and repeated courses.

Note that any transferable credits earned through institutions other than Blinn College or Texas A&M prior to entry into the program will count toward the Blinn College credit requirement only; grades received for these credits will not count toward the Blinn College CGPA requirement. Once a student has entered the program, all credits must be earned at Texas A&M and Blinn College if they are to be used to satisfy program completion requirements. Any Credit by Examination received through Texas A&M before the start of the program will count toward the Blinn College credit requirement.

 

Removal from the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Bryan

An engineering student removed from the Engineering Academy program—for either academic or disciplinary reasons—will not be allowed to continue enrollment nor be guaranteed admission to Texas A&M. Continued enrollment at Blinn College will be at the discretion of Blinn College officials.

Pathways to a Degree-Granting Major in the College of Engineering

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Entry-to-a-Major Process: The primary pathway to a degree-granting major in the College of Engineering is the entry-to-a-major process. Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program are strongly encouraged to apply to a degree-granting major as early as possible upon meeting the following two eligibility requirements:

1. Must be in good academic standing in the Engineering Academy program, which implies a CGPA of at least 2.5 at each institution, and

2. Complete at least two math, two science and two engineering courses.

Students who complete the required coursework and earn a 3.5 CGPA or higher at each institution are guaranteed entry to the first choice engineering major at the end of their first year. Detailed information can be found on the Engineering Academy Entry-to-a-Major website.

Upon entry to a degree-granting major in the College of Engineering, an engineering student in the Engineering Academy program may choose to remain co-enrolled at Blinn College-Bryan until the completion of the two-year program or decide to attend Texas A&M University full time and use reverse articulation to complete the two-year degree. Engineering students remaining at the two-year institution after being granted entry into a major will be advised by the advisor in the degree-granting major as well as the Academy advisor.

Program Completion: Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program who do not meet the entry-to-a-major application requirements can still secure full admission to Texas A&M by satisfying program completion requirements. In particular, students must meet the following requirements by the end of the first summer session following the second year of enrollment in the Engineering Academy program:

  • Completion of at least 45 transferable hours from Blinn College-Bryan with a minimum CGPA of 2.5
  • Completion of at least 15 hours of engineering coursework from Texas A&M with a minimum CGPA of 2.5

Upon successful completion, students can apply for a change of curriculum into a degree-granting major at Texas A&M. Advisors for the Engineering Academy program will help engineering students identify majors in or outside the College of Engineering that are suitable for their academic goals and CGPA competitiveness.

Students who choose to leave the Engineering Academy at Blinn College-Bryan program may request to change to the Texas A&M Blinn TEAM program—provided they are in satisfactory academic standing. Effective fall 2015, students that receive an offer of full admission to Texas A&M University but elected to begin in the Engineering Academy program must adhere to the terms and conditions. These students will retain their full offer of admission to Texas A&M. If these students choose to leave the program, they can complete a change of curriculum request as per Texas A&M student rule 5.

Transfer Admission: Engineering students in the Engineering Academy program seeking admission to a major outside the College of Engineering prior to program completion may elect to submit a transfer application and go through a competitive review process. Detailed information can be found on the Office of Admissions website.

Engineering students who are not granted entry-to-a-major, do not successfully complete the Engineering Academy program requirements, or gain transfer admission by the end of the first summer session following their second year will not be able to continue their enrollment at Texas A&M, but they may be eligible for admission as a returning student after the following fall semester (subject to current readmission criteria). Detailed information can be found on the Office of Admissions website.