Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College Administration Building

Military Veterans Enrollment Steps

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, free parking pass, and more. Because of special benefits allowed to veterans, erollment steps are slightly different. Please see the following:

Step 1

Apply to Bakersfield College Online!

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.

Step 2

Orientation

Complete an orientation in-person or online.

Step 3

Assessment Testing

Schedule and complete your Assessment Test at the Assessment Center. Assessment may be waved for veterans with college credits earned while in the military.

Step 4

Develop an Education Plan

Complete the New Student Workshop in-person or online, the Abbreviated Student Education Plan (ASEP) does not satisfy V.A. requirements. Make an appointment to see a Veterans Advisor to complete a Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (CSEP). To make an appointment with Armando Trajillo, call (661) 395-4312. You will need a copy of the DD214 and a copy of your transcripts for your appointment and then turn them in at the Admissions & Records Window 6. Obtain military transcripts for Army, Navy/Marines and Coast Guard at https://jst.doded.mil and for Air Force at http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/active.

Step 6

Get VA Benefits

Apply online for your GI Bill benefits at www.gibill.va.gov.

Step 7

Bring Documents to Admissions & Records

Please bring copies of the following to Window 6 of Admissions & Records

  • 1990 Application (from Step 7)
  • DD214 Form (if not completed in step 5)
  • ½ Sheet must be signed and provide mother’s maiden name
  • Comprehensive Student Educational Plan from Step 5 signed by a counselor/advisor and must match major
  • Enrollment Card
  • Transcripts from all other colleges attended and requests to have them evaluated

Step 8

Get Aid

Visit the Financial Aid Office to receive information about additional financial aid. Complete the FAFSA and BOG fee waiver.

Step 9

Get Going

Go to class and visit the Veterans Resource Center frequently to take advantage of benefits. Meet with Veterans Advisors each semester. Join the Student Veterans Organization.

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