Steps To Success

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STEP1

Admissions Applications

Apply online at www.opencccapply.net. 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.

YOU WILL NEED


Online Access

YOU WILL OBTAIN


Student ID Number

STEP2

Financial Aid

Visit www.fafsa.edu.gov to complete a free application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) or visit dream.csac.ca.gov to comple the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).  Visit the Financial Aid homepage.

YOU WILL NEED


Online Access

Financial Info

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.

STEP3

Orientation

Complete the Online Orientation by visiting www.taftcollege.edu/admissions/orientation. You will need your Student ID number to complete this step.

YOU WILL NEED


Online Access

Student ID Number

STEP4

Assessment 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. Once you complete your application for admissions, please contact the Testing Center for more information. www.taftcollege.edu/admissions/placement-assessment.

STEP5

Counseling

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.

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Schedule Appointment

Transcripts

STEP6

Registration

Register for classes online using Cougar Tracks, or 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.

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Student ID Number

Cleared Prereqs

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Class Schedule

STEP7

Payment of Fees

Student fees can be paid on your Cougar Tracks account or you may contact the Taft College Cashier (661) 763-7713 and pay over the phone.

California Residents Enrollment Fees – $46/per unit

Non-Resident Tuition Fees – $46/per unit + $258/per unit (Maximum $3,870)

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Online Access

STEP8

Student ID Card

Visit the Taft College Library to obtain your Student ID card.  Student ID cards are free (lost cards have a $2 replacement fee).

STEP9

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.

YOU WILL NEED


Form of Payment

YOU WILL OBTAIN


Textbook Sticker

STEP10

Attend 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.