Enrollment verification is a new requirement for Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) students to verify every month that they are still enrolled in the same courses or training that the school certified to VA. It’s not about verifying that students are attending classes, but whether the student’s certified enrollment has changed.
Monthly Enrollment Verification Instructions
Bakersfield College honors and supports the sacrifices of those who have served in our Nation’s military and is approved as an institution of higher learning for the training of veterans and dependents of veterans who are entitled to educational assistance. Services for Veterans include: priority registration, designated veterans counselor, and more. Because of special benefits allowed to veterans, enrollment steps are slightly different. Please see the following:
The College Financing Plan (shopping sheet) helps students compare the cost of attending college. You must apply for financial aid in order to receive an individualized college financing plan. Contact the Bakersfield College Financial Aid Office if you would like an estimated financing plan.
Follow Step 1: Apply on the Steps to Enroll page. Remember to mark Veteran on your application!
Make sure to mark “veteran” status on your application and to activate your application at the end. If you missed this step, activate your CCCApply application here.
For more information on Financial Aid, see Financial Aid.
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 Veterans Educational Advisor to get your placement and develop your Student Educational Plan. Make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org from your BC email or by calling (661) 395-4312. Your Student Education Plan will help you determine the classes to register for this semester.
You will need a copy of the DD214 and your transcripts from other colleges for your appointment.
Your counselor/advisor 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/advisor.
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.
Veterans are in Priority 1 for registration appointments. 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.
Apply online for your GI Bill® benefits at the GI Bill® website.
While campuses are closed for safety, documents will need to be sent electronically. In order to protect your information, please do not send them attached to email. Instead, use FileExpress to send documents more securely.
You may send the files individually or zip them into one file, provided the file is less than 5GB.
Bakersfield College will grant veterans 12 elective credits for military service. Review of DD-214 member page 4 (Report of Separation from the Armed Forces) will be made by the Office of Admissions & Records. Credit evaluations will conform to the regulations set forth by the State Approval Agency of the California State Department of Education and the recommendations of the American Council on Education. A Veteran student who has successfully completed Basic Military Training/Recruit Training, with any character discharge, excluding dishonorable, will be awarded 12 semester units as listed below:
Submission of a copy of the veteran’s DD-214, member page 4 (Report of Separation from the Armed Forces) to Admissions & Records is required.
Military credit granted by Bakersfield College is currently accepted only by the CSU system.
The 4,700 square foot building is bright and offers a place for veterans and military-affiliated students to come enjoy camaraderie, study, rest, and use of the center’s amenities. Features:
Our club's mission is to be a resource for all veterans that are students of Bakersfield College in order to provide information, service, and a feeling of belonging. Please stop in to inquire.