If you plan to graduate at the end of the current term, you must file a “Candidacy for Graduation” request. These requests are filed at the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate. Prior to filing, you should see a counselor to confirm that all requirements will be met. You will be notified by mail if you do not meet the graduation requirements. Filing periods for graduation candidacy requests are:
"The Candidacy for Graduation application form is available in person at the Counseling Department, the EOP&S Office, and the Supportive Services Offices on the main campus or at the Delano Center. The application should be submitted, with an attached CAPP degree check, at the Office of Admissions and Records.
Commencement ceremonies are held once each year in May. Students who complete their degree requirements during the fall, summer or spring prior to the ceremony or who will complete them in the following summer, are eligible to participate.
Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately eight weeks after the end of the semester.
The associate in arts or the associate in science degree shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District upon a Bakersfield College student who has satisfactorily completed the requirements. These requirements are consistent with those prescribed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District.