A high school graduate, or anyone who has a Certificate of Proficiency or a General Education Development (G.E.D.) may be admitted to Bakersfield College.
Any person 18 years of age or older who is not a high school graduate may be admitted if his/her previous training or experience indicates that he/she will profit from the offerings of the college
Such students must have the approval of the Director of Enrollment Services.
If you have received a two-year or higher degree from another college but are new to Bakersfield College, you are exempt from the requirements for orientation, assessment, and counseling.
All new students who are not exempt must complete the steps below before they can register for classes.
Foreign students holding visas must contact Shohreh Rahman in the Advising and Counseling Office.
New student orientation is designed to welcome new students into the Bakersfield College community. Orientation is required for all new students seeking to begin their educational experience.
The program is designed to promote personal academic success, individual development, and introduce student and academic support programs that are available at the college.
Orientation schedules can be found at http://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/counseling/orientation.
You must participate in assessment testing and it is strongly advised that you prepare for your placement tests in Math, Reading, and English.
For more information, see the Assessment Center website.
Students can request English for Multilingual Students assessment by calling 395-4479, and accommodations for disabilities by calling 395-4334.
Attend a New Student Counseling Workshop (or do the online workshop), where you will create a list of your first semester courses.
Check out our Step by Step Registration Guide for instructions.