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Don't have a high school diploma?
Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) can assist you in obtaining the equivalent to a high school diploma - the GED - which will enable you to pursue further education, improve your employment status, or fulfill a personal goal.
The four tests that make up the GED:
|Reasoning Through Language Arts
Who is eligible for the GED?
You must be at least 16 years old in order to take the GED classes or exams. If you are under 18 or a current high school student, you must provide "Option Papers" or a "Release from Compulsory Education" from your high school before attending classes or taking the GED Tests.
How can I prepare for the GED Tests?
TBCC's GED preparation classes are held at the main campus. Uta Stelson is the instructor. She may be reached at 503-842-8222 ext. 1830, or by email at
GED classes are a combination of small group discussions and individualized instruction. We strive to make the learning environment as comfortable as possible.
GED preparation classes are $15.00 per term.
Where can I take the GED Tests?
GED tests must be taken at an official GED Testing Center. TBCC is an official GED Testing Site. Tests are given in the Testing Center - Room 209, upstairs by the TBCC Library/Learning Center. Testing hours vary. Please contact Melanie Weber at 503-842-8222 ext. 1880 or by email at
What do I bring to the testing center?
You must bring current photo identification (government issued) and any necessary paperwork from high school if you are a current high school student, or under the age of 18.
Items that CANNOT be brought in: personal items such as purses, jackets, cell phones, food, paper, pencils, etc. Locked cabinets are provided for storage. We encourage you to leave items in a locked car or at home.
What are the costs of GED Testing?
The current fee is $38.00 per test or $152.00 for all four tests. (Price subject to change.)
How do I get started with GED Testing?
All registration, scheduling, and payment for testing are done directly online at www.ged.com where step-by-step instructions are provided. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Weber at 503-842-8222 ext. 1880 or by email at
You may test without taking the GED preparation classes.
Is there a graduation ceremony for GED completers?
Yes. Currently we hold a graduation ceremony in June of each year, at the same time as TBCC graduation. Family and friends are encouraged to attend to help celebrate your achievement.
Already completed your GED and needing transcripts?
Visit DiplomaSender.com for your official transcript. Fees apply.
4301 Third St. Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 842-8222 ext. 1880
Summer 2014 ABE/GED Information
Summer is almost upon us, and I hope you will consider continuing your education over the summer. For the summer term, we are switching things up a bit, so I wanted to take a minute to explain what we are offering during the Summer Term.
First of all, Summer Term will begin on June 23, 2014 and end on August 14, 2014.
The morning ABE/GED class will begin a bit earlier than you may be used to, but we’re still meeting Monday through Thursday. We’ll start at 8:30 a.m. and classes end at 11:20 a.m. The fee for this class will still be $15.00.
There will be no evening ABE/GED classes. Instead, I am offering a GED Language Arts class on Mondays and Wednesdays between 1:00 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. For this class, you will need to score 236 on the Reading CASAS test prior to registering for class. CASAS tests can be taken during the operating hours of the TBCC library. The fee for this class is also $15.00 and I would like you to be aware that late registrations for this class will not be accepted. Registration opens May 19, 2014.
No ESOL classes will be offered during the Summer Term.
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