Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

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Taft College Graduation Procedures and Deadlines

 

Taft College 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony 

On August 21, 2020 Taft College conducted a virtual commencement ceremony to honor the 2019 – 2020 graduates. All Taft College graduate candidates from Fall 2019 and Spring and Summer 2020 were notified of the event date and a number of the graduates participated. This video tribute of our students’ hard-fought accomplishments during this period of unprecedented uncertainty can be viewed on the Taft College West Kern Community College District YouTube channel.

2020-2021 Graduation Application2020-2021 Graduation Application - Fillable

To apply for graduation:

  1. Turn in a completed Student Candidacy for Graduation application to the Office of Academic Records by emailing your application to tcgradapps@taftcollege.edu. Application must be completed in full and signed (by student).     OR
  2. Schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor or advisor to complete the Student Candidacy for Graduation application together.

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).
    Please note: This type of certificate will not appear on your academic records.

Please refer to page 2 of the Student Candidacy for Graduation for a complete list of major codes.

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 August 24th through October 22nd.
  • Spring Graduation – Accepting applications from January 19th. through March 11th.
  • Summer Grad/Spring Walker – Accepting applications from April 5th through April 30th.
  • Summer Graduation – Accepting applications from June 1st through June 30th.

***Any application submitted after May 1st will not be included in the 2020-2021 graduation program.***

 

 

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. 

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. 

 

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