BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The RELLIS Academic Alliance is set to host two online information sessions for high school counselors and parents of students interested in attending classes at RELLIS.
The virtual sessions will include a brief overview of the RELLIS Academic Alliance before focusing on available academic degree offerings, the application process and tuition and financial aid. Representatives will also share information on the newly established dual admissions process.
Beginning this fall, high school seniors are able to apply directly to one of the 10 Texas A&M System regional universities offering degree programs at RELLIS, and will be considered members of their fall 2021 freshman class. These students will also apply to the Blinn College District, where they will complete lower-level classwork, prior to enrolling in classes through their university.
“The dual admissions pathway really allows our students to put together a clear route to the degree program they’d like to enroll in, all while completing their basics through Blinn College,” said Admissions Coordinator Dalton Jones. “Once they’ve completed their lower-level coursework they can immediately begin taking classes through their university because they have already been admitted to the program.”
With the addition of seven new bachelor’s degree programs this fall, the RELLIS Academic Alliance is offering 25 unique academic options. Program additions include degrees in water resources, mechanical engineering, agribusiness, social work, electrical engineering and computer information systems.
Last fall, the first building in the Texas A&M University System’s Academic Complex hosted its inaugural class of students enrolled in upper-division programs through an A&M System regional university. The $42 million three-story building features over 40 faculty offices, 10 classrooms, group learning and collaboration spaces, modern allied health teaching laboratories and upper-division science laboratories.
Expected to be opened in January 2021, the second building in the complex will include classrooms and laboratories incorporating state-of-the-art teaching and technology, as well as faculty offices and spaces for student collaboration. Most notably, the 45,000 square-foot-building will provide the needed space for engineering labs and classrooms to facilitate the upcoming academic engineering programs, as well as a student engagement and welcome center.
Both High School to RELLIS events will be hosted online and require registration prior to the event.
- Friday, October 9; 10 to 11 a.m.
- Friday, October 16; 10 to 11 a.m.
Anyone who cannot attend the sessions live can also register to be provided links to recordings after the sessions.
For additional information or to register for the event visit tx.ag/RELLISDualAdmissions.
About the RELLIS Campus:
Founded in 2016 by The Texas A&M University System, the RELLIS campus in Bryan, Texas, fosters cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and two- and four-year college degrees by tapping the System’s state agencies and multiple universities, along with academic, corporate and government partners outside the System.
RELLIS Academic Contact for Students:
Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Communications
(512) 289-2782 cell