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The first step to higher education success is to apply online to attend Bakersfield College!
Register online for the in-person Orientation, or complete the Orientation online.
The Assessment Testing process 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.
Attend the New Student Workshop in person to develop your Education Plan.
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.
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 (SS Building, 1st Floor).
From the date that you register for a class, you will have 10 days to pay your tuition bill or you may be dropped from that class. You can pay your bill on insideBC or at Business Services on campus (lobby of the Bookstore).
You are exempt from the 10-day deadline if you are receiving Financial Aid and the Financial Aid department has processed your paperwork. Please contact their office at (661) 395-4428 for more information.
Contact Financial Aid for more information about financial aid eligibility at (661) 395-4428, or visit www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/finaid. Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 1 through March 2 (for maximum aid, if eligible).