2020-2021 College Catalog


Step 1 Apply for Admission

To start the process of becoming a student at TBCC, you will need to complete an online admissions application to give us information to start your student record.

Admissions applications are available on the TBCC website in the admissions section. There are three categories for students applying for admissions:

First time: Students that have never attended college before and plan to earn a degree or certificate.

Returning credit: Students planning to enroll in credit courses or planning to earn a degree or certificate, and attended previously.

Current High School: Students who are attending high school/home school and are applying to take a credit course.

Non-Credit: Students interested in taking community education courses for personal interest, pre-college learning courses, GED preparation, or English for Speakers of Other Languages.

Select which category applies to you and fill out the admissions application If you have a question, or if you do not have access to the internet and need a paper copy of an application, contact Student Services at (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, visit them at our main campus, 4301 Third Street, Tillamook or email studentservices@tillamookbaycc.edu.

Step 2, Meet with an Advisor

For accurate college course placement, an academic advisor must review a student’s current reading, writing, and math skill levels.  Course placements will be decided using multiple methods of skill assessment, including any combination of the following:  

  1. previous college transcripts; 
  2. Smarter Balanced test scores in combination with a high school transcript;
  3. SAT/ACT scores;
  4. AccuPlacer assessment or any other college placement test scores, and
  5. an interview with the student.  

TBCC is also able to administer placement testing through the TBCC Library.  The assessment is used to gauge a student’s academic strengths and is not a “pass or fail” kind of test.  This assessment is simply used to find the most accurate course placement in reading, writing, and math.  To take a placement test here at TBCC, contact our librarian at 503-842-8222, ext. 1720, or visit our library for more information

Step 3 New Student Orientation

All new students taking credit courses must complete a new student orientation. The sign up for new student orientation is located on the Admissions tab of MyTBCC. Dates and times are also published in the TBCC Schedule of Classes each term.

If you have questions about this process please contact Student Services by either emailing studentservices@tillamookbaycc.edu, calling (503) 842-8222 ext. 1100, or visiting them at 4301 Third Street, Tillamook.