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Bakersfield College

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Steps to Enroll

**International F-1 Students - start with Admission Criteria and Enrollment Steps for International Students.

Apply for BC through CCCApply

BC Application »

What you will need:

  • Your Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Social Security Number (SSN)/ ITIN/ Tax ID*
  • Driver's License Number
  • High School Transcripts (if you have them)
  • Last English and Math classes completed and grade
  • Information about your parents (optional demographic information like highest level of education)

*If you do not have a SSN, ITIN or Tax ID, visit or call Admission & Records (661) 395-4301 to obtain a "B" Number.

Concurrent Enrollment and Dual Enrollment Students

If you have been attending BC classes while in high school, you do not need to apply again. Fill out the Update Form (you will need to log in with your BC email and password) and continue with the steps below.

Application Steps

  1. Create an account with CCCApply with your valid email address.
  2. Complete all fields of the Bakersfield College application.
    • If you do not finish the application completely, you can save your place. Then, return to CCCApply and login again to continue where you left off.
  3. Submit your application by clicking Sign Out & Finish
  4. At the confirmation page, click Continue and then click Activate Your College Account to receive your BC ID and setup your BC Email.

Within 1-3 business days, we will email you information on how to access your BC Student Account. We will send the email to the address you provided in the application. Check your spam or junk folder to ensure that you receive the email.

If you do not receive an email from us within 3 business days or if you are encountering errors, please contact Admissions & Records at or (661) 395-4301.

Step 1: Fill out a FAFSA or Dream Act Application

Step 2: Check InsideBC for additional requirements.

  1. Log in to InsideBC. Your user ID is @00xxxxx and if it is your first time logging in, your password is your six-digit birthday (MMDDYY).
  2. Select Financial Aid.
  3. Select Financial Aid Status.
  4. Select the Award Year from the drop-down menu and Submit.
  5. Review your Academic Progress standing and Unsatisfied Requirements
    • Complete all required items four weeks or more before the start of the semester to avoid delays. If you were selected for verification, get more information on verification process.
    • If you need help, contact your Financial Aid Technician directly.

Step 3: Select a Refund Preference with BankMobile Disbursements

Step 4: Monitor your BC student email and InsideBC

Look for:

  • Award notifications
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress status
  • Requests for additional documents
  • Refund notifications
  • Workshop announcements
  • Other important updates

Step 5: Review your Academic Standing and Unsatisfied Requirements

Get more information at Financial Aid.

After you receive your student ID (@00xxxxx), complete the Online Orientation. At orientation you will learn about our academic majors and degrees, policies, important academic dates, and tips on how to be a successful student.

Attend Orientation »

Meet with a Counselor

Meet with a counselor to get your placement and develop your Student Education Plan (SEP). Call (661) 395-4421 or email from your BC email to schedule an individual appointment. Your Student Education Plan will help you determine the classes to register for this semester.


The placement process places you into English, Reading, and Math classes, the foundation for all other classes here at BC, based on your high school GPA and coursework. Your counselor will assist you with your placement during your appointment to create a Student Education Plan.

If you did not complete at least 11th grade in a U.S. high school, graduated from a non-U.S. high school or you are an international student, you will complete the Guided Self-Placement process with your counselor.

Find out more about Placement »

At Your Counseling Appointment

At your appointment, you will need:

  • High school students/recent high school graduates: your high school transcripts.
  • If you attended another university or college, an unoficial copy of your transcripts.
  • Plan to take notes.
  • Bring your questions!

More about Counseling and Advising.

Concurrent Enrollment

High school students wishing to enroll while still attending high school must submit a Concurrent Enrollment Form. More about High School Concurrent Enrollment.


Meet with the Veterans Advisor to complete a Student Education Plan and options specific to your status as a veteran or dependent of a veteran. More about Veterans Enrollment Steps.

Within 1-3 Business days of your application (Step 1), we will send your registration date. You will register for classes from your Student Education Plan (Step 4) through the student portal, InsideBC.

For your first semester of registration, you will receive earlier appointments if you have completed the enrollment steps. See the order of appointment assignments.

Step-by-Step instructions to Register for Classes.

Tuition & Fees

For information about the cost of attendance, tuition and fees policies, veteran’s benefits, and other important information visit Tuition & Fees.

10-Day Payment Deadline

You have 10 days from the date you register for a class to pay your tuition bill in full or you may be dropped for non-payment.

You may pay your bill online through InsideBC or at the Business Office. How to make your payment online.