Steps to Success
Step 1Admissions Applications
Apply online to Taft College. 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.
Step 2Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or visit dream.csac.ca.gov to complete the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). For more information, please visit the Financial Aid website. Transcripts If applicable, submit official transcripts from all prior colleges attended to the Admissions Office. Complete a Request for Transfer Credit Evaluation. Prior coursework applicable to degree completion will be posted on the Taft College transcript once 12 units have been completed.
Step 3Attend Orientation
Your next steps is to complete the online orientation. You will need your Student ID number to complete this step.
Step 4Assessment Services
Students are no longer required to take placement exams for their math and English courses. The appropriate courses will be determined by your high school performance and program of choice.
Step 5Attend a Counseling Appointment
Call the Counseling Center at (661) 763-7748 to schedule a new student appointment. Bring unofficial or official transcripts from high school and from all prior colleges attended.
Step 6Register for Classes
Register for classes online using Cougar Tracks, or register on-campus with a counselor or advisor. You will need your Student ID number and password to login. Before you register, make sure all prerequisite requirements have been met by either completing the prerequisite class or by assessment.
Step 7Pay Fees
Student fees can be paid from your Cougar Tracks account or you may contact the Taft College Cashier (661) 763-7713 and pay over the phone. California Residents Enrollment Fees are $46/per unit. Non-Resident Tuition Fees are $46/per unit + $290/per unit (Maximum $4,350)
Step 8Obtain Your Student ID Card
Visit the Taft College Bookstore to obtain your Student ID card. Student ID cards are free (lost cards have a $2 replacement fee).
Step 9Purchase Textbooks & Supplies
Obtain textbooks and supplies at the Taft College Bookstore. Student must purchase as Associated Student Organization (ASO) sticker to participate in the textbook rental program. An ASO sticker may be purchased at the Taft College Bookstore or Cashier for a fee of $30 per academic year.
Step 10Attend Classes
Attend your classes on the first day of school. You may be dropped from class if you fail to attend the first class session; this includes online classes.