2019-2020 College Catalog


Official transcripts include the college seal and the signature of the Registrar. To be considered official most colleges, universities, and employers require transcripts to be submitted in the original sealed envelope or through secure electronic exchange.

An official transcript may be requested online at www.getmytranscript.com or through TBCC Student Services: 4301 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141.

Withholding Transcripts

If a student owes money to the college for any reason (tuition, fines etc.) the college will hold the student’s official transcript until payment is made in full.

Non-Traditional Credit

TBCC Policy No. D 408

Experiential learning is the process where by a student receives credit for experience, or information, gained outside of the traditional academic setting. Tillamook Bay Community College awards experiential learning credit for; 

  • Cooperative Education and Experience courses within the college catalog (e.g. Internships, work experiences and clinical practices as defined in the college catalog for individual programs); 
  • Credit by Examination (AP, IB, Clep/DPTTS); and, 
  • Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) according to state guidelines 

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is a process that students may use to demonstrate knowledge and/or skill to earn college credit for existing TBCC classes by submitting descriptions, documents, tests, and other evidence of learning to department heads and/or faculty for assessment. CPL is based only on the assessment of documents; it is not a graded process. If students wish to receive a letter grade, they may apply for credit through the Credit by Examination process or register for the class. Credit for Prior Learning is documented, and noted, on the college transcript as such. Students who intend to transfer CPL credits to a four-year institution should check that institution’s policies for acceptance of CPL credit.  

All experiential learning; 

1. Conforms to Standards of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (www.cael.org/), including:  

a. Credit should be awarded only for learning, not for experience.  

b. College credit should be awarded only for college-level learning.  

c. Credit should be awarded only for learning that has a balance, appropriate to the subject, between theory and practical application.  

d. The determination of competence levels and of credit awards must be made by appropriate subject matter and academic experts.

e. Awards credit course-by-course, not in blocks.