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New Students

Learning & Career Pathways

Have you already decided on a major? Do you know your ultimate goal, the career that you want? Bakersfield College has grouped similar programs into "Learning & Career Pathways" based on your career goals to give you the support that you need toward a speedy graduation. Explore your career and program options with BC's Learning and Career Pathways.

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

Apply to Bakersfield College Online! »

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

Attend Orientation »

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.

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.

Find out more about Placement »

Meet with a counselor to develop your Education Plan with a Counselor. Call (661) 395-4421 to schedule an individual appointment to develop your Education Plan.

More about planning your education at Develop an Education Plan »

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. More about Veterans Enrollment Steps.

You will register for classes through the student portal InsideBC.

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).

Instructions to Register for Classes »

Don't forget that there is funding available to help you pay for college. You never know what you will qualify for, so make sure to apply every year.

For applications, requirements and more information, go to Financial Aid »

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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