Well, I have to preface this with the fact that I did not do the Blinn TEAM program, but I will try to keep it to what I know about it!
I think you have to decide for yourself about it, of course, but I think your decision could be guided by your desire to attend Texas A&M. If A&M is your dream school and you couldn’t see yourself going anywhere else, then yep, Blinn TEAM is perfect! However, if you feel like you’ve gotten better offers elsewhere, and you could see yourself going to those other places, you can do that too!
The advantages are, of course, that while on Blinn TEAM you can still live on the TAMU campus and participate in TAMU student activities, with automatic admission to TAMU after you meet their requirements. If you stay in it, your degree will ultimately come from Texas A&M and that is a huge name for hiring (though, of course, there are many other colleges that have good reputations too. But A&M is the best, obviously, if you ask me!). Blinn is maybe 15 minutes from TAMU campus, and there are buses that run between them, and you are in Bryan/College Station and can enjoy all the “extracurriculars” everyone else does. It’s not like you’re far away from TAMU so, basically, if your heart’s desire is to be an Aggie (like mine was) I would definitely say that Blinn TEAM is very worth it (plus you get to take the icky classes that aren’t related to your major—math, history, government, english, physics, whatever—at Blinn where they’re usually easier or less work). Also, Blinn tuition is cheaper than TAMU, so you get that advantage too!
However, if you’ve been accepted to other colleges that you prefer, or you would rather go to them over attend about 2 years at Blinn, you should consider them too. I can’t really tell you if it’s “worth it” for you because I don’t know what your situation is. If it’s between Blinn TEAM and taking a year off, I would definitely pick Blinn TEAM myself (it’s so hard to get back into the routine of school if you’re away for a summer, much less a year!).
If you LOVE TAMU and the Aggie tradition and everything that we stand for down here in C-Stat, I’d totally go for Blinn TEAM. My roommate last year did it, and she seemed to love it. And she didn’t have a car, but she still found it possible to attend both her TAMU classes and her Blinn classes while living on the TAMU campus.
I recommend you read over the FAQs and info over at the official website to really decide whether the program is right for you. I can’t make the decision for you, though I can say the “Aggie Experience” has been wonderful for me, and there has been no better feeling so far than when I earned my Aggie Ring.