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Bakersfield College

Early College Graduates

Early College

High School districts offer college courses to their students during and after the high school day through Dual Enrollment.

Here are some facts about Dual Enrollment at BC.

  • Most, if not all, students in the class are high school students.
  • Courses are primarily taught by high school instructors.
  • Students are approved and enrolled through their high school district.
  • All fees are waived and required materials are provided.

» Visit our "How to Enroll" page to request courses. 

High school students can take courses at a Bakersfield College campus, or online, through Concurrent Enrollment.

Here are some facts about Concurrent Enrollment at BC

  • Most of the students in the class will be traditional BC college students.
  • All courses are taught by college instructors.
  • Students are approved by their high school administrator or counselor.
  • Students must be cleared by Admissions and Records to register themselves in their courses.
  • Tuition cost is waived, but minimal fees apply and must be paid by the student.
  • Textbooks are not provided and must be purchased by the student, if required.

» Visit our "How to Enroll" page to request courses. 

Some school districts offer Early College Pathway programs in which students are selected to be a part of a group of students who will complete an Associate Degree while they are still in high school.

The high schools/districts below currently offer this opportunity to students:

» Check with your high school for information on how to apply for an Early College pathway.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses taught at the high school that students can receive college credit for.

» Visit our CTE Articulation site to learn more about Articulation opportunities at each high school.


See what is available at your school by selecting your district below.

Pre-level

Pre-exploration


Districts/Schools
in pre-exploration:

Level 1

Exploration


The high school students can complete college courses on-site through a combination of dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment offered on the high school campus.


Districts/Schools
in level 1:

Level 2

Installation


The high school students can complete a college degree or certificate on-site through a combination of dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment courses offered on the high school campus.


Districts/schools
in level 2:

Level 3

Implementation


All incoming ninth grade students are on a pathway to earn between 9 and 60 units towards completing a college degree and/or certificate through a combination of dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment courses offered on the high school campus.


District/Schools
in level 3: