Blinn posts record winter minimester enrollment

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The Blinn College District was busier than ever this winter.

A college-record 2,160 students enrolled in this year’s winter minimester, which allowed Blinn students to make faster progress toward their degree by earning college credit during the holiday season. All of Blinn’s winter minimester courses were taken online, allowing students to complete their coursework while enjoying the holidays.

Blinn’s student enrollment total represents a 9.2% increase over last winter’s census date enrollment. Together, the students totaled 104,448 contact hours, the hours of scheduled instruction provided to students. Contact hours are used by the state as part of the formula to determine state funding.

Blinn’s upcoming spring semester begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and registration is available through Monday, Jan. 20.

Blinn will offer academic advising, enrollment services, financial aid, business services, disability services, and housing services, and staff also will answer questions over the phone (Enrollment Services: 979-830-4800, Advising: 979-209-7250, Financial Aid: 979-830-4908, Business Services: 979-830-6498).

To receive services in person, students can visit the Central Administrative Services Building, located at 3125 S. Texas Avenue, Suite 1900, at the Tejas Center in Bryan or the Blinn-Brenham Campus Administration Building, located at 802 Green Street in Brenham. Prospective students also can email blinnbound@blinn.edu with their name, Blinn ID number, and cell phone number to receive personalized registration assistance.

The first step for prospective students is to apply to Blinn via the ApplyTexas.org application. Once admitted, they can register for classes at https://my.blinn.edu or in person. Blinn recommends that all students visit with an academic advisor, and students can chat online with an admissions specialist between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at www.blinn.edu/admissions.

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