Bakersfield College

Admissions Building

How to Enroll

The enrollment process for Early College opportunities is determined by the location of the course. Regardless of what course you plan to take, every student must Apply to Bakersfield College in order to be assigned a BC ID number. Once you have an ID number, you will need to Complete an Update Form each semester, but you will not need to apply again.

Choose an option below to get started:


Courses NOT Located on Your High School Campus

PLEASE NOTE: If the course is NOT located on your high school campus (the course is at a Bakersfield College campus, at a different high school campus, at a community location, or online), you will need to complete the following steps for enrollment.

Concurrent Enrollment

At College Campus/Online


If you need assistance completing these steps or selecting courses, please email Cecilia Gabaldon or call her at (661) 395-4298 to schedule an advising appointment.

  1. STEP 1: Complete the Online Admissions/Update Form
    • Please note: students need only apply to Bakersfield College one time to get a BC ID number. For all following semesters, students must Complete an Update Form.
    • If you would like assistance with your application, please visit the Welcome Center in the Administration Building at the Panorama Campus.
  2. STEP 2: Application for Concurrent Enrollment Form
    • See your high school counselor for a Concurrent Enrollment Application Form.
    • This form must be signed by your high school principal and your parent.
    • Home School Students: Please call the Early College office at (661) 395-4008 to request an electronic copy of the Concurrent Enrollment Application Form.
  3. STEP 3: Orientation & New Student Workshop
    • Students may complete an Orientation and New Student Workshop in two ways: online or in-person (schedule).
    • If you would like assistance with your application, please visit the Welcome Center in the Administration Building at the Panorama Campus.
  4. STEP 4: Submit the following documents (in person) to Admissions and Records:

    All documents must be submitted in person by the student with valid ID. Documents will not be received from parents without the student present.

    • Concurrent Enrollment Application Form
    • Printed Confirmation of Orientation and New Student Workshop Completion
    • High School Transcripts
    • Please bring a photo ID
    • If you are a home school student, please bring your Home School Affidavit.

    If you are requesting to take a course that requires any prerequisites, your high school transcripts will need to be reviewed by an advisor. Please bring all of the required documents listed above with a photo ID to the Dual Enrollment office, located in the Administration Building, A-16.

    You can check if the courses you are requesting have a prerequisite by looking them up in the Course Catalog. Prerequisites are listed below the title of each course.

  5. STEP 5: Register for Classes
    • Log in to InsideBC to view your registration status.
    • When you are cleared to register, use InsideBC to add your course(s).
    • View your 'Class Schedule' to verify that you have successfully added the course.
    • Visit 'Pay for Classes' on InsideBC to pay for student fees associated with taking a course at the given location. Tuition fees for Special Admit High School students are waived.
  6. STEP 6: Purchase Your Textbooks

Courses Located on Your High School Campus

PLEASE NOTE: If the course is located on your high school campus, please see your high school counselor to enroll. Below are the steps that your high school counselor will advise you through.

Dual Enrollment

During the School Day


  • Apply to Bakersfield College or Complete an Update Form.
  • See your high school counselor for a Dual Enrollment Application Form. This form must be signed by your parent or guardian, and then returned to your high school counselor.
  • Once you are cleared, you will be enrolled into the Dual Enrollment course by the Admissions and Records office at Bakersfield College. You can check your registration status or verify your enrollment anytime through InsideBC.
  • If your course is not appearing on your class schedule, please call 661-395-4008 or email anna.laven@bakersfieldcollege.edu. Make sure to indicate whether you are taking a Dual or Concurrent Enrollment course.
  • Students must be registered in the course prior to the end of the semester.
  • If you wish to drop the course, see your high school counselor.
  • Textbooks will be provided by your high school.
  • For more information, visit Dual Enrollment.

Concurrent Enrollment

At High School, After School


  • Apply to Bakersfield College or Complete an Update Form.
  • See your high school counselor for a Concurrent Enrollment Application Form. This form must be signed by your parent or guardian, and then returned to your high school counselor.
  • Concurrent Enrollment courses require students complete a mandatory Orientation and New Student Workshop. These will be scheduled to take place on your high school campus.
  • Once you are cleared, you will be notified to register for the course through InsideBC, where you can also check your registration status or verify your enrollment.
  • If your course is not appearing on your class schedule, please call 661-395-4008 or email kylie.swanson@bakersfieldcollege.edu. Make sure to indicate whether you are taking a Dual or Concurrent Enrollment course.
  • The last date to register for a course and drop/withdrawal dates can be found on Important Dates.
  • If you wish to drop the course, you may do so through InsideBC. Please note that drop/withdrawal dates will apply.
  • Check with your high school to see if textbooks are provided before purchasing any materials.