**International Students - start with Admission Criteria and Enrollment Steps for International Students.
Apply for BC through CCCApply
The following are helpful to have available, but are not required to complete the application:
*If you do not have a SSN, ITIN or Tax ID, visit or call Admission & Records (661) 395-4301 to obtain a "B" Number.
High school students taking Bakersfield College courses through dual or concurrent enrollment need approval from their parent, high school, and the college. To obtain approval, students must follow the steps listed on the Early College "How to Enroll" page each semester.
Once you Create your College Account (step 5 above), you will receive either a notification that includes your assigned BC Student ID number and your BC email account or a notification of a Delayed application. If your account is Delayed, you will receive an email within 1-3 business days, with information on your next steps. We will send the email to the address you provided in the application. Check your spam or junk folder to ensure that you receive the email.
If you do not receive an email from us within 3 business days or if you are encountering errors, please contact Admissions & Records at firstname.lastname@example.org or (661) 395-4301.
Help is also available through our teleconference (zoom) Student Information Desk, Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Friday - Sunday: Closed.
Get more information at Financial Aid.
Help is also available through our teleconference (zoom) Financial Aid Virtual Lobby, Monday-Thursday 8AM - 4PM.
After you receive your student ID (@00xxxxx), complete the Online Orientation. At orientation you will learn about our academic majors and degrees, policies, important academic dates, and tips on how to be a successful student.
Meet with a counselor to get your placement and develop your Student Education Plan (SEP). Call (661) 395-4421 or email email@example.com from your BC email to schedule an individual appointment. Your Student Education Plan will help you determine the classes to register for this semester.
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. Your counselor will assist you with your placement during your appointment to create a Student Education Plan.
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 with your counselor.
Find out more about Placement »
At your appointment, you will need:
More about Counseling and Advising.
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 and options specific to your status as a veteran or dependent of a veteran. More about Veterans Enrollment Steps.
Within 1-3 Business days of your application (Step 1), we will send your registration date. You will register for classes from your Student Education Plan (Step 4) through the student portal, InsideBC.
For your first semester of registration, you will receive earlier appointments if you have completed the enrollment steps. See the order of appointment assignments.
Step-by-Step instructions to Register for Classes.
For information about the cost of attendance, tuition and fees policies, veteran’s benefits, and other important information visit Tuition & Fees.
You have 10 days from the date you register for a class to pay your tuition bill in full or you may be dropped for non-payment.
You may pay your bill online through InsideBC or at the Business Office. How to make your payment online.
Financial Aid may be able to help you pay for college. See step 2, above, to apply.