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See below for Entry to a Major (ETAM) process information for Texas A&M University College of Engineering students at Blinn and the following Engineering Academy program partnerships: Alamo Colleges District, Austin Community College, Blinn College-Brenham, Dallas College, Houston Community College and Midland College.

ETAM uses a priority method that places students in the highest rank major possible based on their academic performance, ETAM application content, and the program’s capacity.

Students must apply to three majors with the option to select up to five majors. Majors must be ranked in order of preference. Students are strongly encouraged to apply during the semester they plan to successfully complete the required coursework with a C or better.

In the interest of academic success, coenrolled students who receive a major offer through ETAM prior to completion of the two-year coenrollment program are required to complete the calculus sequence (MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415) for their admitted major at the two-year partner institution prior to transitioning full time into the major at Texas A&M.

Students who receive entry to a major may choose to remain coenrolled for the remainder of the two-year coenrollment program without forfeiting their ETAM offer to that major.


Application Timeline

Students enrolled in Texas A&M Engineering at Blinn or an Engineering Academy program have three opportunities to enter a major, starting with the spring semester of their first year, but no later than the spring semester in which they are completing their two-year coenrollment program.     

Application Periods by Term - First Semester coenrolled at Texas A&M University and Two-Year Partner Institution - Fall 2021

First semester - fall 2021

  • Not Applicable

Second semester - spring 2022

  • Opens: March 2022
  • Closes: May 2022
  • Decisions Released: June 2022

Third semester - fall 2022

  • Opens: October 2022
  • Closes: December 2022
  • Decisions released: January 2023

Fourth semester - spring 2023

  • Opens: March 2023
  • Closes: May 2023
  • Decisions Released: June 2023

ETAM Eligibility Requirements

Student ETAM eligibility will be based on at least two semesters of coursework taken at Texas A&M University and the two-year partner institution. Students are ETAM eligible based on courses completed at the conclusion of the semester the application is submitted (e.g., for students who submit an application during the spring semester, their eligibility is based upon the courses completed at the end of the spring semester).

Grade point average:

  • Two-year partner institution cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5
  • Two-year partner institution term GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Texas A&M University cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
  • Texas A&M University term GPA of at least a 2.0

Required Coursework - Coenrolled students are required to complete at least the following courses with a minimum grade of C or higher:

Engineering: Two Texas A&M University engineering courses:

  • ENGR 102
  • ENGR 216 or the equivalent cross-listed course PHYS 216

Science*: Two science courses taken at the two-year partner institution from the following list:

  • CHEM 1409 (CHEM 107/CHEM 117) or CHEM 1411 (CHEM 119) or CHEM 1311/1111 (CHEM 119)
  • CHEM 1412 (CHEM 120) or CHEM 1312/1112 (CHEM 120)
  • PHYS 2325 or PHYS 2425 (PHYS 206)
  • PHYS 2326 or PHYS 2426 (PHYS 207)

Math*: Two math courses taken at the two-year partner institution from the following list:

  • MATH 2413 (MATH 151)
  • MATH 2414 (MATH 152)
  • MATH 2415 (MATH 253)
  • MATH 2320 or MATH 2420 (MATH 308)
  • MATH 2318 – Blinn College only (MATH 304)

*One primary objective for required coursework is to observe student performance in at least two science courses and two math courses taken in residence at the two-year partner institution. For students who exhaust all science courses and math courses on the list above (through credit by exam and/or credit earned by dual credit courses or other transferred coursework), please visit with your academic advisor (Blinn-RELLIS CampusEngineering Academy campuses) to identify additional science or math courses, if any, that may enable you to satisfy your desired major's course requirements.

Notice about Course Drops, Credit by Exam (AP, IB, CLEP) and Dual Credit

If you drop a math or science course and choose to accept credit in its place:

  • You will no longer be considered for automatic entry to your first choice major
  • You may also be unintentionally jeopardizing your ETAM eligibility.

Please contact your academic advisor (Blinn-RELLIS CampusEngineering Academy Campuses) if you are considering this option.

Please visit the Transfer Course Equivalency website for two-year partner institution course equivalency at Texas A&M University. Reminder: Coenrolled students who receive a major offer through ETAM prior to completion of the two-year coenrollment program are required to complete the calculus sequence (MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415) for their admitted major at the academy two-year partner institution prior to transitioning full time into the major at Texas A&M.


Automatic Entry Requirements

The ETAM process includes automatic entry to a student’s first choice major based on the above ETAM eligibility requirements and the following additional requirements:

Students who start in MATH 2413 or higher: Students who begin their first full semester in MATH 2413 (MATH 151) or higher are only eligible for automatic entry during their second semester.

  • Students must have a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher at Texas A&M University and the two-year partner institution at the conclusion of the semester the application is submitted.
  • Students who enroll and attempt a math or science course for which they have credit for must complete the course at the two-year partner institution to retain their ETAM eligibility and/or automatic entry eligibility, unless they are able to satisfy the two math and science course requirements for ETAM with additional coursework taken at the two-year partner institution from the required course list above.
  • You will no longer be considered for automatic entry if they drop a math or science course to accept credit in its place. If you are considering this option, please consult with your academic advisor (Blinn-RELLIS CampusEngineering Academy Campuses) to ensure that your decision does not also jeopardize your ETAM eligibility.

Students who start in MATH 2412: Students who begin their first full semester in MATH 2412 (MATH 150) are only eligible for automatic entry during their third semester.

  • Students must have a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher at Texas A&M and the two-year partner institution at the conclusion of the semester the application is submitted.
  • Students who enroll and attempt a math or science course for which they have credit for must complete the course at the two-year partner institution to retain their ETAM eligibility and/or automatic entry eligibility, unless they are able to satisfy the two math and science course requirements for ETAM with additional coursework taken at the two-year partner institution from the required course list above.
  • You will no longer be considered for automatic entry if you drop a math or science course to accept credit in its place. If you are considering this option, please consult with your academic advisor (Blinn-RELLIS CampusEngineering Academy Campuses) to ensure that your decision does not also jeopardize your ETAM eligibility.