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First-Time TBCC Students -Tillamook Bay Community College
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First-time TBCC Students

Congratulations! You are about to take an important step toward ensuring that you and your family have a bright, successful future.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with an associate’s degree earn about $6,000 more every year than those with just a high school diploma.

You are investing now to increase your future opportunities.

How do I apply?

TBCC has an open admissions policy and welcomes students from all educational backgrounds. Our degree and certificate programs are designed to promote equal access to educational opportunities and provide services that maximize your potential and development and prepare you for the workforce or to transfer on to a four-year university.

Step 1: Apply

Start your application now!

Step 2: Meet With An Advisor

If you are applying as a first-time TBCC student, you will need to meet with one of our academic advisors before registration. During this meeting, you and your advisor will work together to make sure you take the right classes to meet your educational and career goals.

Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation

First-time college students are required to attend an orientation before registering for courses. During this orientation you will become familiar with our online learning system, hear about all the free software you can access, and learn how to register for classes online. You will leave orientation with a copy of your schedule and all the tools you need to be successful!

For a list of upcoming New Student Orientation dates, and to register for one of our sessions, see the link below.