A student who drops below 12 credits without prior approval from the International Student Services Official will be out of status. Only one part-time approval is allowed for the entire time you are attending Bakersfield College, but you must get the approval of the counselor.
Only one Distance Learning/Online course may be counted toward the 12-credit requirement.
You have only 15 days to leave the U.S. if you decide to withdraw from your classes.
You MUST bring a signed official medical documentation from a physician to the International Student Services Office if you are sick and cannot attend school full-time.
If you plan to travel during the summer or winter recess, check with the International Student Services for the I-20 endorsement.
If you are out of F-1 status for more than 5 months, you must file the Reinstatement.
If planning to transfer to another school, you must obtain the transfer school endorsement from the International Student Services Office.
If you are planning to move, or have moved to a new address, you must report your address to the International Student Services Office within 10 days.
You may not engage in an employment without the permission of International Student Services Office.
Upon graduation from BC, you may be authorized for 12 months of practical training (OPT). Please check with ISSO for details.
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The ACCJC is one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.