Check out our Transfer Celebration for the 2020 Transfer Graduates.
We are committed to working with students and communicating with them on updates. The Kern Promise Advising Team wants to remind you to register for fall/summer now.
Kern Promise: Finish In 4 appointments have transitioned into a virtual meeting environment. You can continue to make appointments with your Advisor via emailing the department at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your virtual meeting.
Students meeting all eligibility and program requirements listed on this page will continue to receive the tuition waiver for summer courses.
Students meeting all eligibility and program requirements listed on this page will receive 2nd day priority registration. You can view your registration date in InsideBC by selecting Registration Status on the MyBanWeb menu.
The Kern Transfer Promise is a commitment to help students complete their Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) within two instructional years through structured support and priority access to courses. Upon successful completion of The Kern Promise and an Associate Degree for Transfer, students will be guaranteed junior standing admission at one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system.
The Kern Promise focuses on a shared responsibility model where the student works with a Completion Coaching Team to chart and follow the path to success. As part of the Promise, each student will receive guaranteed priority registration for a full-time schedule and specialized academic and advising support for the next two years. In turn, each Promise student is required to maintain good academic standing and commit to program requirements.
The Kern Promise's Finish in 4 is a new program that supports the increase in student completion with an Associate Degree for Transfer in 60 semester units at BC. Students are then guaranteed admission to CSUB, in a similar major, and will complete an additional 60 semester units to earn a bachelor’s degree! The Finish in 4 efforts aim to guarantee students complete their transfer degree in 2 years at Bakersfield College and a baccalaureate degree in the following 2 years at CSUB. Together, the goal is to move students through to the next stage of their educational and career goals in a more efficient and impactful way.
In addition to Finish in 4 Promise requirements and benefits above:
The following Associate Degrees for Transfer at Bakersfield College have been approved and mapped out with their similar Bachelor's Degrees at CSUB for completion within a total of 4 years. Visit each major to view the planned route for completion of the Associates Degree within 2 years at BC, followed by planned route for completion of the Bachelor's Degree in 2 years at CSUB. All documents are PDF files.
|BC Transfer Degree||CSUB "Similar" or "Compatible" Major|
|AA-T English||BA English - Language & Literature|
|AA-T English - Credential Emphasis||BA English - Credential Emphasis|
|AA-T Journalism||BA Communications - Journalism|
|AA-T Philosophy||BA Philosophy - General
BA Philosophy - Ethics and Moral Reasoning
BA Philosophy - Law, Justice, and Social Policy
|AA-T Spanish - Heritage Speakers||BA Spanish - Heritage Speakers|
|AA-T Spanish - Non Heritage Speakers||BA Spanish - Non Heritage Speakers|
|AA-T Studio Arts||BA Art - Studio|
|AA-T Theater Arts - Stagecraft||BA Theater - General|
|BC Transfer Degree||CSUB "Similar" or "Compatible" Major|
|AA-T Anthropology||BS Anthropology - General|
|AA-T History||BA History - General|
|AA-T Political Science||BA Political Science|
|AA-T Psychology||BA Psychology - General|
|AA-T Sociology||BA Sociology - Traditional
BA Sociology - Ethnic Studies
BA Sociology - Human Services
Kern Promise: Transfer in 2 is a new program that supports the increase in student completion of an Associate Degree in 60 semester units at BC followed by transfer to a 4-year institution into a similar major within 2 years. The goal is to move students through to the next stage of their educational and career goals in a more efficient and impactful way.
Bakersfield college has been chosen to participate in MDRC’s Scaling UP Community College Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS). Through this program the focus is to improve graduation rates for traditionally underserved students at BC by aligning our existing resources with evidence-driven practices by providing proactive advising, financial incentives, and strategies focused on increasing student success.
MDRC’s Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) seeks to improve graduation rates for traditionally underserved students at community colleges, by helping states and institutions align their resources with evidence-driven practices. SUCCESS combines components from multiple programs that have proven themselves to be effective at helping students succeed in college. It seeks to create financially sustainable programs that will dramatically improve graduation rates at scale.
SUCCESS programs will be built around elements derived from more than 15 years of postsecondary research conducted by MDRC and others. These program components include: frequent proactive advising; financial incentives tied to service usage; strategies focused on increasing academic momentum (like requiring full-time enrollment or encouraging summer/winter enrollment); and the use of real-time data to support student progress.
MDRC will provide in-depth technical assistance to around nine colleges from four states to develop new, financially sustainable student support programs that will be implemented beginning in fall 2019. States and institutions will be encouraged to align SUCCESS programs with existing statewide student success initiatives and may focus on specific student populations, such as low-income students, underrepresented minorities, or adults. By disseminating the results and providing additional technical assistance, MDRC will support the expansion of SUCCESS within and beyond these initial states and colleges.