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!
The Orientation formally introduces you to BC and prepares you for success. Register online for the in-person Orientation, or complete the Orientation online.
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 »
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.
There are many steps in addition to these for International Students. Please read about Admission Criteria and Enrollment Steps for International Students.