Unique co-enrollment program allows students to take Blinn and Texas A&M courses while living and learning together at Blinn's Mill Creek Hall
The Blinn College District and Texas A&M University College of Engineering will provide even more students an affordable pathway to their engineering bachelor’s degree beginning this Fall.
The Blinn College Engineering Department and the Texas A&M College of Engineering have announced that they will accept 150 students into the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham, up from 100 students in each of the past two years.
“We are proud and excited to offer this unique opportunity to even more high-achieving engineering students,” said Max Hibbs, Dean of Blinn College’s Division of Engineering, Computer Technology, and Innovation. “We look forward to welcoming even more students into an engineering program unlike any other in the nation.”
Dr. M. Katherine Banks, Vice Chancellor of Engineering and National Laboratories for The Texas A&M University System and Dean of Engineering at Texas A&M University, said, “Blinn College is an outstanding partner in engineering education. Together, we are able to increase the access and affordability of an engineering degree.”
The Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham gives talented students an opportunity to pursue their engineering degree while co-enrolled at Texas A&M University and the Blinn College District.
Students accepted to the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham participate in a living and learning community, allowing participants to live in Mill Creek Hall on campus, and take their first-year math, science, and engineering courses together. Texas A&M College of Engineering courses are taught on the Brenham Campus by Texas A&M faculty.
Benefits of the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham include:
- the opportunity to enroll in engineering courses previously reserved only for students admitted to Texas A&M College of Engineering.
- the opportunity to participate in all student activities and organizations to the fullest extent possible at both institutions, as well as NJCAA sports, if taking at least 12 hours at Blinn (in addition to Texas A&M classes).
- taking math, science, and engineering courses with the same students and developing a community of engineering academic peers.
- enrolling in quality Blinn courses with smaller student-faculty ratios.
- an economical pathway to Texas A&M University, with a savings of approximately $3,000 per semester for students taking 15 credit hours.
“I honestly do not think I would be where I am right now if I had not enrolled in the Engineering Academy,” said Peter Blank, an Engineering Academy graduate and member of the Texas A&M College of Engineering Class of 2020.
The application process starts with prequalification. To prequalify, complete the ApplyTexas application for Blinn. Select Brenham as the campus choice and engineering as the major. Complete the general admissions requirements based on your situation, and submit official SAT and/or ACT scores to Blinn. Transfer college students also must submit a Prospective Candidate Form while current Blinn College students only need to submit a Prospective Candidate form.
Students who meet the minimum requirements for the Academy will receive an email notification containing the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Blinn-Brenham program application link. For more information regarding the application process, please visit www.blinn.edu/engineering-academy-brenham/admissions-process.html.
Upon acceptance to the Engineering Academy, students will be required to complete all admission requirements for both Blinn and Texas A&M by the respective deadlines of each institution.
For more information about Blinn’s Engineering Department, including its partnership in the Engineering Academies and its Associate of Science Degree in Engineering, visit www.blinn.edu/engineering.
(Story courtesy Richard Bray, Blinn Information)