New Student

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New Student Steps to Success

Now that you’ve applied to Taft College, you have a few more steps to complete to make your status as a TC student official…

Apply to TC

If you’re visiting this page, you may have already applied to TC!  If not, Apply Now!

Apply for Financial Aid

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

Log in to Cougar Tracks

Cougar Tracks 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 TC. 

Online Orientation

Access and complete online orientation through Cougar Tracks.  Completion of this step will allow you to move on to the next steps. 

Complete Assessment 

Complete a Math & English assessment at our TC Testing Center.  Your assessment results will help our counselors to place you in the Math and English classes that you will be most successful in. 

Call the Testing Center at (661) 763-7783 to make an appointment.

Attend a Workshop or See a Counselor

Contact the Counseling Center at (661) 763-7748 about creating an educational plan with a counselor or at a new student workshop. 

Register & Pay for Classes

Register for your classes on Cougar Tracks.  Pay online or at the Cashier’s Office in the Student Services building.  Visit the (“  “ page) for payment deadlines.

Final Steps

Get your ID card


Buy your books

Get to class