Bakersfield College

International Students at Bakersfield College

International Students

Welcoming the World to Bakersfield College!

Students from around the world are eligible to attend and enroll at Bakersfield College. BC values the individual cultural perspective and experiences international students bring to the classroom and the community.

On behalf of Bakersfield College (BC), we welcome you to our campus and community. We hope that you will find this website, designed for international students, a helpful resource guide as you navigate your education in the United States.

As a main resource for international students, the counselor in the International Student Affairs office, will advise individuals and the institution on visa regulations, provide student support in academics, social, and cultural adjustment process; and facilitate intercultural learning across the campus.

College degrees are valuable assets and so is your time and money. With BC transfer degrees, you have an opportunity to complete the general education requirements and lower division major prep- courses at much lower cost before transferring to the top colleges and universities. BC offers over 70 transfer majors and our students transfer to the top universities such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, and number one school to transfer to CSUB.

Bakersfield College, a non-for-profit institution, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges ACCJC,

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Why Bakersfield College?

  • Strong academic programs that provides a top education
  • Years 1 and 2 of a BA or BS degrees
  • A world-class faculty with real world experiences
  • Easy transfer process to University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU). 
  • Classes are smaller in size and taught by professors, not teaching assistants
  • Affordable living
  • Strong English as a Multi-language Student (EMLS) Courses