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Terms and Conditions Of Student Participation in the TAMU-Blinn TEAM Program

  1. Guaranteed Admission Successful completion of the TAMU-Blinn TEAM Program guarantees full admission to Texas A&M University (TAMU) but does not guarantee admission to a particular college or major. Students who complete the grade and credit requirements will be automatically admitted (no application is required). Students may choose to compete for transfer admission prior to completion of grade and credit requirements by submitting a transfer application. A student who does not successfully complete the program or gain transfer admission will not be able to continue their enrollment at TAMU after the second year, but may become eligible for readmission as a returning former student after this contract has expired and one regular semester’s absence from TAMU (subject to current readmission criteria).
  2. Grade and Credit Requirements Successful completion of the program requires that participants have a cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on at least 45 credit hours of transferable work from Blinn College and a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 on at least 15 credit hours from TAMU and:
    1. At least 12 of the 15 credits taken at TAMU must be in three or four credit hour courses that satisfy TAMU Core Curriculum or Degree requirements; and
    2. Courses taken at Blinn College must be appropriate for the student’s desired major at TAMU. Courses other than these may not be counted toward meeting the minimum required credits; and
    3. Any transferable credits earned through institutions other than Blinn College or TAMU prior to entry into the Blinn TEAM Program will count toward the Blinn credit requirement, but grades received for these credits will not count toward the Blinn GPA requirement. Once a student has entered the Blinn TEAM Program, all credits must be earned at TAMU and Blinn College if they are to be used to satisfy TEAM completion requirements. Any Credit by Examination received through TAMU before the start of the TEAM Program will count toward the Blinn credit requirement.
  3. Enrollment TEAM students must meet the following enrollment guidelines:
    1. TEAM students must enroll for a minimum of 12 total credit hours each Fall and Spring semester. Three to five hours will be at TAMU (including one three or four credit hour course that satisfies a TAMU Core Curriculum or Degree requirement), and the remainder will be at Blinn College. Exceptions to these guidelines will be approved only under extenuating circumstances.
    2. TEAM students who successfully complete a total of 15 credit hours during a semester will be allowed to request enrollment in six hours at TAMU the following semester.
    3. TEAM students may enroll in a total of six TAMU credit hours during the summer. A TEAM student may enroll in a total of six Blinn credit hours per summer term. The combined maximum limit for summer school courses is 14 credit hours. Exceptions to these guidelines will be approved only under extenuating circumstances.
    4. TEAM students who Q-drop or withdraw from his/her TAMU course(s) and fall below one credit will be withdrawn from TAMU for that semester, thus forfeiting all TAMU student privileges for the remainder of the term (i.e., use of campus facilities, residence halls, sports tickets, etc.). Unless otherwise prohibited, this student may continue in the TEAM Program in the subsequent semester.
    5. TEAM students must plan their course schedules so as to ensure completion of the program requirements in a timely manner as required in #5 below.
  4. GPA Calculation A GPA will be calculated at each institution based on the courses taken by the student at that institution. Grades for all transferable courses are to be used in the computation of the GPA at the respective institutions, including the following: Failing grades, repeated courses, WF, Incomplete, etc. Grades reported as Incomplete are computed as Fs until the Incomplete is replaced with a grade.
  5. Timely Completion Students participating in the TEAM program must satisfactorily complete the program requirements within a period that begins with the Fall semester of the year of admission to the program, and ends with completion of the first summer session following the second year of enrollment in the program. Students must make appropriate progress on passed credit hours and GPA to remain in the program.
  6. Removal from TAMU-Blinn TEAM Program Students removed from the program for academic or disciplinary reasons will not be guaranteed admission to TAMU. Students removed from the program will not be permitted continued enrollment at TAMU, but may continue enrollment at Blinn College at the discretion of Blinn officials. Students who are in good academic standing (GPA> 2.0), but are not projected to successfully complete the program requirements or qualify for transfer admission, may be removed from the program. Such students may become eligible for readmission as returning former students after this contract has expired, and after a minimum one semester absence from TAMU (subject to current readmission criteria).
  7. Fees The payment of fees made to each institution must meet the respective institution’s deadline.