Bakersfield College

Step 4: Develop an Education Plan

Plan Your First Semesters at BC!

College is an exciting and challenging time for new students. The New Student Workshop (NSW) and Abbreviated Student Education Plan (ASEP) events are designed to help you understand your degree or major pathway to ensure proper preparation to register for classes.


This workshop is designed to help new students understand Placement Test results and how those results relate to course placement. At this in-person workshop, new students will also create an ASEP. The ASEP is a framework of your first 1-3 semesters at Bakersfield College that you will use to register yourself into classes.

Who Is Required To Take The NSW And Complete An ASEP?

All new students must complete the NSW & develop an ASEP.

Sign Up Now!

Sign up by contacting the Counseling and Advising Department at (661) 395-4421.

(If you plan to take the online NSW, you will need to meet with a counselor or educational advisor afterward to complete your ASEP.)

NSW & ASEP Details

  • NSW & ASEPwill be held in the Counseling and Advising Department.
    (Campus Map with Counseling and AdvisingDepartment)
  • Parking permits are required on campus. For NSW & ASEP, you may park in the student lot on Haley & University, free of charge, without penalty.
  • If you are a high school student or recent high school graduate, please bring a copy of your high school transcripts.
  • If you have attended another university or college, please bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts.
  • Plan to take notes and bring your questions!

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   NEXT STEP: Register for Classes

Red Circle IconEnrollment Steps

  1. Step 1: Apply
  2. Step 2: Orientation
  3. Step 3: Placement Test
  4. Step 4: Ed Plan
  5. Step 5: Register for Classes
  6.   FAQ's

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Admissions & Records
(661) 395-4301

Panorama Campus
A8, Administration Building

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