Have Questions about taking a Bakersfield College Course at the Shafter Learning Center?

Course Details:

English B1A - Mondays & Wednesdays from 6p-8:10p (2/18-5/13) . Course #32668

New Students

New students will need to complete the four BC matriculation steps to be eligible to register for classes which include:

  1. Completing the admissions application online
  2. Completing an orientation online or in person
  3. Completing an assessment placement in person (at Delano or Panorama Campus)
  4. Complete a Counseling-New Student Workshop (online or in person)


Tuition and Fees

If students are eligible for the Board of Governor’s fee waiver (BOGW) this will pay their tuition fees ($46/unit).  Here is the link to the 2014-2015 BOGW fee waiver:  https://www.bakersfieldcollege.edu/finaid

Payment is also accepted online, at the Delano Campus and at the Panorama Campus.



Eligibility for the English class is determined by the assessment placement. Students must test into level 6 to be eligible to take English B1a. They are also eligible if they are recent high school graduates and have EAP College ready on their high school transcript. Students would need to stop by the BC counseling office to get an override if they are EAP College ready but tested below level 6 on the English placement. Practice for the placement test here:  http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer


Still not sure where to start? 

Bakersfield College will be offering informational workshops for new and current BC students. Sign up here for all the workshops you would like to attend.  You will receive confirmation from staff to verify which workshops you are confirmed to attend as space is limited. 

All workshops will be hosted at the Shafter Learning Center located at 236 James Street, Shafter, CA 93263

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This workshop is intended for students who have questions about the application, orientation and/or registration process
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Workshop times will be scheduled around student availability. Please select all time ranges that work best for you: