TBCC has an open admissions policy and welcomes students from all educational backgrounds. Programs are designed to promote equal access to educational opportunities and provide services that maximize student potential and development. Students under the age of 16 must see an academic advisor prior to enrolling. Additional information about enrolling is available by calling (503) 842-8222, ext. 1100.

New Student Check List


  • Community Education, Continuing Education, Adult Basic Skills students go to "!Now you are Ready to Register!" below.

  • Students taking credit courses  must complete steps 1, 2 and 3 before enrolling in credit courses.


For correct college placement reading, writing and math skills must be assessed before courses may be added.  Assessment in these areas may be demonstrated with a Compass placement test, a previous college degree; college courses, or SAT, ACT, or other college placement assessments.

TBCC uses the COMPASS Placement Tests (untimed, computerized) to gauge a students academic strengths. This is not a graded or a "pass or fail test". The scores are used to place you into the correct classes and to meet the prerequisites for specific classes. Tests are done in the areas of math, reading, and writing. To take the COMPASS placement test, go to the TBCC Library during open hours and as the Librarian to get you started on your COMPASS assessment. You should plan for about two hours to complete the tests.

All students taking credit courses must complete a New Student Orientation. Sign-up is available after steps 1 and 2 are completed. You may sign up for the the New Student Orientation by coming in to Student Services at 4301 Third St. Tillamook or calling 503-842-8222 ext. 1100.  

! Now you are Ready to Register !

Register online at MyTBCC, login, and click Add/Drop Courses. Registration may also be completed using a paper registration form which is submitted to Student Services.

To pay for classes, take your fee statement to the Bookstore/Cashier. You may pay with check, cash, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. If you will be paying with financial aid, scholarship or agency billing, make sure that all arrangements have been made prior to class start date. For assistance, contact the Cashier at 503-842-8222 ext. 1240
For more information and to get started on your TBCC career click the links below:

Credit and Degree Seeking Students:

High School Requirements:

Non-Credit/Community Education

Mailing Address:
Tillamook Bay Community College
4301 Third St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Compass Testing Hints:

  • You can review before you test! Here is a site you can go to see what the COMPASS will be like: ACT Compass
  • You can bring a calculator to use during the test
  • You should read the questions like a book not a text message. You will be asked questions about the details that you read.
  • Take your time; the test is untimed; doing your best will save you time and money.

You will need your Social Security number and a photo ID for the testing session.


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