Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College student

Former/Returning Students

Former students have been enrolled in Bakersfield College classes in the past, but not in the current semester.

Update

If you attended Bakersfield College before 1987, complete your admissions form as a new student.

If you attended Bakersfield College in 1987 or after, and have an InsideBC login, complete the update form online.

Former students that do not yet have a Bakersfield College email address, or the ability to log on to InsideBC, should complete the Admissions/Update form.

Orientation

Complete if you have not already attended orientation. If you have never attended an orientation, you are expected to participate in orientation before assessment testing.

Orientation schedules
can be found:

Placement Testing

Complete if you have not already taken the Bakersfield College assessment test. If not, you must participate in assessment if you plan to:

  • take an English, Math, or other class with prerequisites
  • earn a degree
  • earn a certificate
  • transfer

Placement information can be found on the Assessment Center website.

Students can request English as a Second Language assessment by calling 395-4479 and accommodations for disabilities by calling 395-4334.

Register for Classes

Check out our Step by Step Registration Guide for instructions.

Priority Registration

Priority registration is the ability to register early for the upcoming semester. In order to qualify, students must do the following:

  • Enroll in an Educational Planning course and complete an SEP.
  • Complete all matriculation components including orientation, assessment and counseling.
  • Students on disqualification must see a counselor.
  • Continued students who were registered on Monday of the 3rd week of classes are assigned early registration appointments for the following semester in the following order:
    1. Students who belong to specific groups or special programs and who have completed matriculation.
    2. Students who have completed orientation, assessment, counseling, and have a student educational plan on file in descending order of the number of units completed, except that students who have completed 45 to 68 units will be first.
    3. High School seniors who have completed the early registration process.

Note: Students who have already earned a degree at Bakersfield College are eligible to register after students who have earned 45-60 units at BC.

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