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Congratulations on your decision to enroll at Tulare Adult School. All the necessary information is here for your convenience as well as fee schedules. Please let us know if you have any questions. Welcome to Tulare Adult!

Registration Process

Anyone over 18 may register to become a Tulare Adult student. Simply stop by our main campus at 575 West Maple to pick up the necessary paperwork.

We recommend taking the time to chat with one of our guidance counselors before beginning any program at Tulare Adult. Our counselors can help you avoid common mistakes, ensure you are registered for the appropriate courses for your intended learning outcomes, and answer questions regarding necessary books and fees.

Registration for our fall classes starts in August; spring program registration begins in early December, and summer registration happens the second week of May. Please call our front office for more details.


Tulare Adult does not charge its students tuition. However, students are responsible for covering the costs of their books and associated fees. These can include:

  • Consumable Materials Fee
    • Varies from class to class based on the cost of necessary supplies and materials
    • Generally from $10–$150
    • Books
      • Varies based on publisher’s pricing plus shipping costs
      • Generally from $10–$235 per new book
      • Available for order at the front office
      • Used books are sometimes available from other Tulare Adult students


      We realize plans can change from time to time and have made every effort to work with our students regarding refunds. The following policy regulates our financial interaction with students:

      • We refund book fees only within twenty days of the start of class. Students must have a receipt to apply for a refund.
      • We process and mail refund checks through the business office. Please allow ten working days from the date of request.