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Returning College Students

Already earned some college credits? Then congratulations, because you’re part way toward a degree that can change your life!

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?

Our Student Services team can evaluate your transcripts from your previous college or university to learn what can apply toward your education at TBCC.  You will need to request an official copy of your transcript from your previous school be sent to the TBCC Student Services team. You will also want to schedule a time to meet with a Career Education Advisor to discuss your goals. The first step in the process is to apply to TBCC.

Apply and placement steps are only required if you are transferring or returning after two years. Please confirm your contact information is up to date by checking here

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    Assess Your Placement

    For accurate placement into college-level courses, your skills in reading, writing, and math are assessed before registration. Assessment in these areas may be demonstrated with a placement test, a previous college transcript or degree, Smarter Balanced test scores of 3 or 4 (with approved high school courses in each area), or SAT, ACT, or other college placement assessments.

    TBCC offers placement testing through the TBCC Library. This is not a graded or a “pass or fail” test. The scores are used to place you into an appropriate course. To take a placement test, contact the TBCC Librarian 503-842-8222 ext. 1720 for the assessment schedule or visit our main campus library.

    If you have questions about this process please contact Student Services by either emailing us at, calling us 503-842-8222 ext. 1100, or visiting us at 4301 Third Street, Tillamook.

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    New Student Orientation

    After applying and assessing your placement, all new students taking credit courses must complete a New Student Orientation. This helps you to learn the tools and resources available to help you be successful at TBCC.

    The sign up for New Student Orientation is located on MyTBCC. Dates and times are also published in the TBCC Schedule of Classes each term.

How do I register for classes?

Once you are admitted you will be issued a student ID and temporary password to the personal email that you provided during the application process. Follow the instructions provided. Then, after you have completed New Student Orientation, you are now ready to login and register for courses online!