Could engineers get into the Blinn TEAM program? Would it be a good idea to get into the program if possible?
It is my understanding that any major can do Blinn TEAM (though I don’t know how declaring majors works on Blinn TEAM, and you may not get to declare your specific engineering degree until you transfer into the TAMU program…?). However, I could be wrong about that so I would recommend contacting an adviser about it. (You could try the engineering department or the prospective student centers.)
Now, the thing about Blinn TEAM is, you don’t actually apply for it per se. You would apply to Texas A&M for freshman admission, and if you’re a review admit and you don’t get offered TAMU admission, they might offer you Blinn TEAM consideration. If you indicate your interest, they further consider your application and may offer you Blinn TEAM admission. (See blinnteam.tamu.edu)
However, you could also go to the community college of your choice (Blinn included) and just apply as a regular transfer student (rather than completing the requirements for Blinn TEAM automatic transfer—45 hours at Blinn, 15 hours at TAMU, 3.0 GPA at each school). Even some Blinn TEAM students apply for transfer admission anyway (before they complete those requirements) and get in!
So really, it just depends on what you want. You can read a little bit about the pros of Blinn TEAM here in my words, or visit the website above to read about it in TAMU’s words. I think it’s a good idea if you are applying this fall to apply to TAMU and any other schools you’re interested in (like a local community college if your heart is set on A&M!). There’s no harm in applying, and you might be surprised and get in! If not, you might get offered Blinn TEAM admission and live in College Station while completing your early classes. But there’s nothing wrong with going somewhere else and transferring either, just no “guarantee” that you’ll be admitted (the guarantee is for Blinn TEAM students who complete the requirements I listed above).
I think what I said is accurate, but like I have said many times, I am just a humble blogger and you probably should contact an adviser or counselor about your personal path. I have no direct experience with Blinn TEAM, and all the information I’m getting comes from TAMU websites.
If anyone else knows or has experience with or about this, hit me up.
Defnitely sounds like Birkenstocks
To that anon asking about the sandals: Those would be Chacos!
This shows just how little I know about shoes. Here you go, whichever anon you are!
Maybe so, anon, maybe so.
I keep seeing these brown leather sandals that have 2 thick-ish straps going across them on a lot of girls around campus. Do you know what brand they are/who makes them? I'm so bad with that stuff, but they look comfy and go with almost everything!
Is it as difficult as everyone says to rush as a junior?
In response to the "apply early?" anon- YES! YESYESYESYESYES. this is *the* tip we give in the admissions office. even if you're not automatic admission through texas top 10% or academic admission (top 25% of your class and 1300 SAT math and reading or 30 ACT with 27 math and 27 reading), APPLY EARLY. review admits get in early sometimes too, and even if your don't get a decision early, you won't have to freak out about getting stuff to us on time. App preview opens 7/1 online. NEW ESSAY TOPICS!
This is EXCELLENT information! Thank you so much! Whenever an Ag needs help, someone has an answer! Thanks and gig ‘em! :)
That’s what I’m thinking too! I’m glad I’m not alone!
Thanks for the input! :)
I'm graduating from high school in May 2014. Would you suggest that I should apply August 1st or wait until around October. I want to apply for civil and environmental engineering and I heard that they fill up fast.
Um well to be honest I’m not at all qualified to answer this question, but I can give you very casual advice. I know NOTHING about civil/environmental engineering or how fast they fill up. I know NOTHING about how much credit you’re going to have when you start college. I’d recommend talking an admissions counselor if you can so they can give you INFORMED and hands-on advice. I am just a student who runs a blog…With that in mind, here’s a couple of points:
- The worst that can happen is that you don’t get your 1st choice major(s) and you end up in General Studies for a semester or year (or two). The good news is the first couple of years of college are pretty similar across majors (English, Math, History, Basic Science) and with G-Stud you can angle in the engineering direction for ultimate transfer into the program.
- Applying early could only help you if you’re worried about a program being full. Also, it might be better to just get it out of the way before you get bogged down in schoolwork/classes. Unless there’s a reason you’d rather wait, I don’t see why you wouldn’t just apply August 1st to be on the safe side. I applied as soon as I could because I like to be early and get things out of the way.
So does anyone else have input on this? Once again I am NOT a counselor, and you should probably consult official sources. But GOOD LUCK in pursuing your major! Good luck, and gig ‘em!
there is spring rush, but not all the sororities do it.
Aggies are so helpful. I know nothing about Greek Life so I can’t tell you which do and which don’t, but there is hope, original anon!
Is there Spring Rush for sororities at A&M?