The College has an Open Evening mid-year, when prospective pupils and their caregivers are invited to look over the College and to hear about the College's activities and courses. 

The Tararua College Roadshow also visits contributing primary schools, early in the third term, so that Year 7 and 8 students have an opportunity to find out what the College has to offer them.

Completed enrolment application forms, available from the College office, should be returned to the College by the end of July.

In November, enrolment interviews are conducted. These provide an opportunity to discuss the curriculum, extra-curricular activities and individual student needs. These interviews are arranged by mail to parents or caregivers.