College is an exciting and challenging time for new students. The New Student Workshop and Student Education Plan are designed to help you understand your degree or major pathway and prepare you to register for classes.
This step has two parts. Attend the online New Student Workshop to begin planning your education and meet with a counselor or educational advisor to finalize that plan to prepare you to register for classes.
First, attend the online New Student Workshop. This workshop is designed to help new students understand course placement, how to schedule classes, what the number of units means in time, your responsibilites and choosing an education pattern. The workshop will lead you through preparing a Student Education Plan, sometimes referred to as an "Ed Plan" or the "SEP." The Student Education Plan is a plan of courses to reach your education goal at Bakersfield College and to help you register yourself into classes.
The second step is to meet with a counselor or educational advisor to finalize your Student Education Plan. We recommend making an appointment at least two weeks ahead by calling (661) 395-4421. See Counseling and Advising for more on appointments. As you proceed through your education, meet with a counselor each semester to update your Student Education Plan.
All new students must complete the online New Student Workshop & develop a Student Education Plan. Note: high school seniors are required to attend the in-person New Student Workshop provided at your high school.
After taking the online workshop, make an appointment with a counselor or educational advisor to complete your Student Education Plan.
NEXT STEP: Register for Classes