Blinn, A&M Ink Pilot Transfer Agreement

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Blinn College students who meet specific course and grade requirements will be automatically admitted to Texas A&M University under the Pilot Transfer Agreement signed by the presidents of both institutions. The agreement uses as its model previous articulation agreements between Blinn and Texas A&M including the Blinn TEAM program. TEAM (Transfer Enrollment at A&M) is a guaranteed transfer program that allows automatic admission for students who complete 15 hours at Texas A&M and 45 hours at Blinn over two years with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

“Blinn College has set the standard in this state for transferring students to leading universities. This agreement further solidifies our commitment to student success,” Blinn president Dr. Donald Voelter said.

The Pilot Transfer Agreement streamlines application and admission for transfer students from Blinn and a small number of other Texas community colleges going into Texas A&M’s colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Geosciences, and Science as well as programs at the Galveston branch campus.

“The primary goal is a mechanism for transfer admission that is clear and easily understood by prospective students,” TAMU president Dr. Robert Gates said. “This process is designed to provide certainty in the student’s academic planning.”

Under the new agreement that becomes effective for the Spring 2007 semester, a student must complete 24 credit hours at Blinn (not including college credits earned in high school) and have a minimum 3.0 GPA among the classes in a specified degree plan. Texas A&M will also, with the student’s permission, report back to Blinn any courses that may assist in the completion of the student’s associate degree.