Returning and Transfer Students

Welcome Back to Taft College!

We look forward to helping you reach your academic and career goals. Whether you plan to register for one course or a full load, your success as a student is our primary concern.

Should I Complete a Taft College Application for Admission?

Yes! Returning students and transfer students are required to complete a new application if you did not attend the prior semester (fall or spring).  This does not include the summer semester. Upon completing your application, complete the steps below! Re-apply now!

Applying for financial aid is recommended – you may be surprised at what you qualify for!

When is my Registration Date?

Registration date and time information for each term are assigned on or around the dates below:

  • Summer and Fall: ​March/April
  • Spring: October/November

You will be notified of your registration date ​on your MyTC account and/or via email from the Admissions Office.

In MyTC, click on Student > Registration > Registration Status. You may enroll in and also pay for classes online. See Fees and Refund Policy for additional information.

Registration Information is available each semester including:

  • Class schedule
  • Payment deadlines
  • Add/Drop deadlines
  • Priority registration
  • Waitlist information
  • Prerequisite Clearance Request
  • DegreeWorks – monitor your academic progress online

Education Planning and Counseling

You’re encouraged to create an education plan with a counselor.

Enrollment priority is determined by many factors, but completing assessment, orientation, and your education plan will boost your enrollment date.

Call the Counseling Center at 661-763-7748 to schedule an appointment!

  • Meet with a counselor to discuss your educational goals and coursework. We are here to help you be successful.
  • Prior Transcripts and/or AP Scores: If applicable, be sure to bring all prior transcripts and/or test scores and receive an unofficial evaluation of prior coursework from other institutions if you intend to use it at TC.
  • If you need to be cleared for a prerequisite course based upon prior credit earned, you can submit your request electronically via our Prerequisite Clearance process.

Don’t forget, MyTC is your online student portal, where you will register and pay for classes, add and drop classes, and conduct other business as a student at Taft College. 

Transfer and Career Information

Start preparing for the next step in your educational journey.

Transfer Planning (CSU, UC, private, and out-of-state colleges)

Career Center – Use our resources to search for majors/schools/careers

Please note: The following links take you to extenal websites.

  • ASSIST – Explore Majors & Articulation Info w/ CSU and UC campuses
  • EUREKA – Powerful self-assessments and comprehensive career information to enhance your career decision-making progress  (Create an account: Site = Taft College, Site ID = WLBSUDW)
  • CALIFORNIA CAREERS  – Career One Stop
  • OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK – Browse occupations, learn how to get the job you want and love
  • O*NET – Your tool for career exploration, detailed job descriptions, associated skills, and the world of work
  • GET MY FUTURE – A career one stop for all your career-related information
  • MY MAJORS – It can be tough to select a major; take the College Major Assessment, and find your best-fit majors
  • MY NEXT MOVE – What do you want to do for a living? Explore career options

Final Steps

Get your ID card

After you apply, you will receive an email from Taft College which will have your Student ID number. You can also call the Counseling Center at 661-763-7748 to retrieve your Student ID number.

Determine your housing

See our Housing webpage and Housing and Dining Fees

Buy your books

Visit our Bookstore.

Get to class

Check your Class Schedule. We are excited that you are here!

Student Resources