Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College students in front of Administration Building

Enrollment Steps

Step 1

Apply to Bakersfield College Online!

The first step to higher education success is to apply online to attend Bakersfield College!

Step 2

Attend Orientation

The Orientation formally introduces you to BC and prepares you for success. Register online for the in-person Orientation, or complete the Orientation online.

Step 3

Take the Assessment Test

The Assessment Testing process places you into English, Reading, and Math classes. These classes are the foundation for all other classes here at BC. Take the Assessment Test at the Assessment Center anytime during their business hours with your photo ID and your BC ID or SSN. Practice tests are available online.

Step 4

Develop an Education Plan

Attend the New Student Workshop in person to develop your Abbreviated Student Education Plan with a Counselor. If you choose to complete the New Student Workshop online, you will need to contact the Counseling department at 661-395-4421 to schedule an individual appointment to develop your Education Plan.

Concurrent Enrollment

High school student wishing to enroll while still attending high school must submit a Concurrent Enrollment Form. Read more about this additional step at High School Concurrent Enrollment.

Veterans

An Abbreviated Student Education Plan does not satisfy VA requirements. While you will need to complete the New Student Workshop, you will also need to meet with the Veterans Advisor to complete a Comprehensive Educational Plan. See the Veterans Enrollment Steps for more details on the extra steps for veterans.

Step 5

Register for Classes

Instructions for registering for classes are available online. If you are still unsure about the classes you should register for, please meet with a counselor or educational advisor in the Counseling department (CSS Building, 1st Floor).


International Students

There are many steps in addition to these for International Students. Please read about Admission Criteria and Enrollment Steps for International Students.

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