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Nonresident Tuition Exemption Request

Any student, other than a nonimmigrant alien, who meets all of the following requirements, shall be exempt from paying nonresident tuition at the California Community Colleges, the California State University and the University of California (all public colleges and universities in California).

Requirements:

  • The student must have attended high school (public or private) in California for three or more years.
  • The student must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent prior to the start of the term (for example, passing the GED or California High School Proficiency exam).
  • An alien student who is without lawful immigration status must file an affidavit with the college or university stating that he or she has filed an application to legalize his or her immigration status, or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.
  • Students who are nonimmigrants [for example, those who hold F (student), B (visitor) visas, etc.] are not eligible for this exemption.
  • The student must file an exemption request including a signed affidavit with the college that indicates the student has met all applicable conditions described above. Student information obtained in this process is strictly confidential unless disclosure is required under law.
  • Students eligible for this exemption who are transferring to another California public college or university must submit a new request (and documentation if required) to each college under consideration.
  • Nonresident students meeting the criteria will be exempted from the payment of nonresident tuition, but they will not be classified as California residents. They continue to be "nonresidents".
  • AB540 does not provide student financial aid eligibility for undocumented alien students. These students remain ineligible for state and federal financial aid.

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Academic Renewal Request

A maximum of 20 units of substandard academic grades (D, F, and NC) taken at Bakersfield College which are not reflective of a student’s present demonstrated ability may be disregarded in the computation of the Grade Point Average if all of the following conditions exist:

  1. At least two years have elapsed since the course work to be disregarded was recorded.
  2. At least 18 units of satisfactory course work (2.5 GPA) have been completed subsequent to the course work to be alleviated.
  3. The student petitions in writing stating the reasons for requesting academic renewal.
  4. The student states in the petition the specific courses to be considered under the academic renewal policy.
  5. Reason statement is required below and will not be processed unless completed.

If approved, the substandard work will be disregarded in the computation of the Grade Point Average and an annotation made on the permanent record. The permanent academic record shall remain a true and complete academic history and the course work disregarded under this policy will remain on the permanent record.

Academic renewal may not be used to raise the GPA in order to qualify for graduation with honors. Academic renewal may not be applied to courses which have been used to meet graduation, certificate, and certification requirements, or classes that have been repeated.

The Academic Renewal petition is available in person at the Office of Admissions and Records, the Counseling Office on the main campus, and the Delano Center. The petition for Academic Renewal can be downloaded here and faxed to 661-395-4500.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for review. For results, students should view their unofficial transcripts.

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Course Repetition Petition

When students earn substandard grades in individual courses they may petition to have the higher grade earned by repeating the course replace the lower grade in their GPA calculation. Courses may be repeated once for credit if a grade of “D”, “F”, “NP”, or “NC” has been earned. The original and subsequent grades will remain a part of the student’s permanent record.

The college can provide no assurance that repeated courses will be treated in a similar manner by other educational institutions.

The Repeat Petition is available in person at Window #6 in the Office of Admissions and Records, in the Counseling Office on the main campus, and at the Delano center. Forms for course repetition can be downloaded here and faxed to 661-395-4500.

To Request to Repeat a Completed Course With a Grade of D, F, NP, or NC:

  • Fill out form only after “repeat” course is completed
  • Include the course name, number, and term information for the course that you wish to have replaced.
  • Fax the completed form to 661-395-4500 or mail to:
    • Admissions & Records Office
    • 1801 Panorama Drive
    • Bakersfield, CA 93305

Completion of forms takes approximately two weeks to process.

You will not receive a notice of change. You may verify the change by accessing your on-line transcript.

If you wish to request a repeat of a completed course with a grade of A, B, C, P, or CR, go to Admissions and Records, Window#6.

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