Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

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Taft College Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

Commencement Information

Graduation Timeline 16-17

Graduation Timeline 17-18

 

To apply for graduation, you must meet with a counselor to verify your eligibility.

To schedule a counseling appointment, please call 661.763.7748.

AA/AS or AA-T/AS-T Degrees and or Certificates:

Local Degrees: Associate in Arts (AA) & Associate in Science (AS)
Transfer Degrees: Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) & Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)
Chancellor’s Office approved Certificates: Certificate of Achievement (CA) 
Local approved Certificates:
Certificate of Completion (CC) This type of certificate will not appear on your Official Academic Records

 

Graduation Application Deadlines

For students applying for any award, you must submit your candidacy for graduation to Taft College by the following application period:

Fall Graduation – Accepting applications From September 1st Through October 15th
Spring Graduation – Accepting applications From December 1st Through February 15th
Summer Graduation – Accepting applications From April 1st Through August 1st
(If any of the above dates are during the weekend or holidays, then the deadline would be the next available business day.)

 

Information to know if applying for an AA-T or AS-T

SB 1440 – Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (STAR) enables the California Community Colleges and California State University to collaborate on the creation of Associate in Arts and Associate in Science Degree programs for transfer. These AA-T and AS-T degrees allow students to complete an Associate’s degree and satisfy lower division general education and major requirements for transfer at the same time.

When applying to CSU for fall admission, students must complete the CSU admissions application between October 1 and November 30 of the year prior to transfer. Students must indicate on the CSU admission application the particular AA-T or AS-T being awarded by the California Community College and the date the degree will be complete. Students must apply for the AA-T or AS-T at Taft College no later than the Spring semester prior to transferring. Taft College deadline is February 15th.

When applying to CSU for spring admission, students must complete the CSU admissions application between August 1 and August 30 of the year prior to transfer. Students must indicate on the CSU admission application the particular AA-T or AS-T being awarded by the California Community College and the date the degree will be complete. Students must apply for the AA-T or AS-T at Taft College no later than the Fall semester prior to transferring. Taft College deadline is October 15th.

 

This information is subject to change; updates are made as new information is released.