Counseling and Advising

Important Dates & Events

Our Counselors, Educational Advisors, and Staff are available to you in person and online.

2024 Voices Through Art, a Rising Scholars Exhibition: Opening Reception

04/25/24

Performing Arts Presents: Metamorphoses

04/24/24

Advisor with student.
Our Counselors, Educational Advisors, and Staff are available to you in person and online.

Talk to an Expert

Our Counselors, Educational Advisors, and Staff are available to you in person and online. We also provide answers to common questions in our FAQs.

The Counseling and Advising Center, on the first floor of the Center for Student Success (CSS) building, is open for face-to-face assistance. We offer the following services on the following days:

  • Mondays and Fridays: 15 Minute Walk-In Services Only (quick questions or single services)
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Appointment Services Only (In depth services including Career Exploration, Comprehensive Student Ed Planning, Academic Standing, etc.)

Need Help? Talk to an Expert!

The Student Information Desk staff is available to help with enrollment, account holds, academic advice and more!

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Advising starts at 12:00 PM)
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Student Information Desk

Schedule an Appointment

Students, schedule your counseling and advising appointments through your Starfish Dashboard.

Why Meet with a Counselor or Educational Advisor?

Some examples of what you can accomplish by meeting with a counselor or advisor:

  • Choose a major
  • Develop or update your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (CSEP)
  • Academic & Progress Probation
  • Academic & Progress Disqualification
  • Transferring into Bakersfield College from other colleges and/or universities
  • Transfer out of Bakersfield College to other colleges and/or universities
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) contracts
  • Understanding which classes from other colleges and/or universities will transfer into Bakersfield College
  • …and more!
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