TBCC is offering free college tuition to high school students this fall | Community

Last spring, Tillamook Bay Community College (TBCC) launched a new plan to help juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a high school in Tillamook County take classes at TBCC at no cost to them.

“Going into COVID and schools being abruptly closed, we wanted to help our school districts and local high school students stay in school,” said TBCC President Ross Tomlin. “We quickly launched a plan to allow them to take university courses for free in the spring, and although the turnaround time was short, nearly 100 students took the opportunity and started taking online courses. at TBCC. We were already ready to host online classes, we had the infrastructure in place, and we were excited to be able to help school districts by offering this support. »

Due to its success in the spring, TBCC has again decided to offer all juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a high school in Tillamook County the opportunity to take classes at TBCC for the fall term. Students will not pay tuition or fees.

To participate, students must apply for admission to TBCC by visiting the website, tillamookbaycc.edu. After completing the admissions application, a TBCC ID number will be emailed to them within 2-3 business days.

If they are interested in dual credit courses, i.e. they can receive both high school and college credits, they will need to speak with their school counselor first high school to determine which dual credit courses will best suit the student’s study plan.

Once a student has their TBCC ID number, they can begin enrolling in college courses. For a complete list of instructions on how to enroll, visit the college‘s website, tillamookbaycc.edu under the “Prospective Students” tab and click on “Current High School Students”.

Registration is open until September 20, with fall term classes beginning September 21.

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