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:
Complete an orientation in-person or online.
Schedule and complete your Assessment Test at the Assessment Center. Assessment may be waved for veterans with college credits earned while in the military.
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.
Apply online for your GI Bill benefits at www.gibill.va.gov.
Please bring copies of the following to Window 6 of Admissions & Records
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.