College Senior 2013-10-26T16:49:34Z
I wasn't too sure how an online class worked and attending the orientation really helped clear some questions. One thing I found difficult was passing the courses with a B or higher. My school uses the Aleks system which works on a pie like program and we're graded exactly by the percent we get when we test and aren't allowed to use a calculator which I find a little unreasonable. I find it as a resource to help us not stop us from learning. And I feel that the requirements to pass the class are a tad bit extreme and can sometimes be hard to work with every week, such as putting in 8 hours a week on top of our already busy schedules. And if this requirement is not met, we risk being dropped from the class. It's a little stressful.
College Senior 2013-10-26T16:43:08Z
There are a lot of classes to choose from but sometimes the times just don't work together within classes and it can get a little frustrating at times but on the other hand, with getting a job on campus, they really help work around your school schedule and at the same time, make sure you get enough hours in to get that valuable work experience needed in the future. So it helps balance out some of the stress.
College Senior 2013-10-26T16:38:51Z
The resouces on campus are very helpful but hard to come by. We have a food pantry open to all students, tons of job oppurtunities on campus that work with your schedule and tons of classes to check out but I feel that it's not shown enough to the students. There needs to be more advertising on campus and outreach tables on the first day of the semester. There also needs to be more motivated counselors that actually want to help students and not demoralize them or get them 'in and out' during an appointment. Students can be intimidated and they just need help to get around and get them to stand on their own.
College Junior 2013-10-24T14:04:42Z
I am fairly new to this college and have not had a change to visit the career center yet.
College Junior 2013-10-24T14:03:48Z
My first online course was from this school. It was easily accessible and made your life easier by allowing you to do the things you need to like work, family, etc, and get to the class when you had time that week. The workload was constant and challenging. Not any easier than a class you would physically attend. Just the convenience of doing your work when you want and from home .
College Junior 2013-10-24T14:00:49Z
The main reason I chose this school is because I was accepted into the nursing program. Also, the cost of the school compared to others in this region is a plus. Although there are numerous class options for one course the school is very impacted which often makes it tough to get a class you need.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-24T07:25:36Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
There are certainly a lot of requirements necessary to finally attain any financial aid, i feel like all this work really discourages a student to even bother getting the aid. It being a community college, it does not require a substantial amount of money, in contrast to a cal state or UC. The money is usually distributed after school has begun so it is very difficult and frustrating when students do not receive the aid and have to purchase books and supplies
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-24T07:20:50Z
I happened to attend a small extension of Bakersfield college, in Delano, I never took any classes at the main campus. A little number of professors and staff where on this campus so it was difficult to have any sort of program or event hosted on the small extension.
College Junior 2013-10-22T04:45:16Z
I have never used the Career Services at Bakersfield College but I have heard good things from people who have.
College Junior 2013-10-22T04:43:38Z
If you are intending to transfer, Bakersfield College does a really good job helping with that and giving all the information you need to do so.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T01:11:06Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
This school is very affordable. Although I did not get financially aid I know many of my friends have and it has helped them attend school. The books are somewhat expensive, but I have been able to find many of the required textbooks at a lower price online.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T01:06:44Z
I was skeptical to begin online courses because I had never taken one before. I thought I was going to get behind. Although there is a lot of reading I found online classes to be a nice way for me to study and attend classes on my own time within the luxury of my home. It was a great way for me to learn time management skills as I am somewhat of a procrastinator. By becoming more disciplined I was able to earn an A in both online courses I have taken.
Recent Alumnus 2013-10-09T01:02:25Z
At first I did not want to stay in town and go to Bakersfield College; however, I feel it has allowed me to stay grounded as a student. I have had great professors and was able to create my school schedule to work around my other daily activities. I found the psychology professors to be both helpful and kind. The only thing I did not particularly like was the fact that I did not know that some of my math classes would not transfer. Because of this I a had to stay one extra semester to finish my transfer requirements.
College Junior 2013-10-06T23:51:31Z
i have not heard of any student council at bakersfield college.
College Junior 2013-10-06T23:50:39Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
the money i am going to be paying the school is not exactly worth it for the degree i will be getting.
College Junior 2013-10-06T23:49:31Z
i have not actually started school yet.
College Senior 2013-10-02T16:15:38Z
The computer lab is easily accessible, but it can be a hassle. A lot of times people on the computers are on social media, such as facebook and youtube, which creates a shortage of computers for people who need to use them. The personnel try to stay on vigilant, but the students misusing the computers can trick them by opening another web page whenever they are being watched. The network reliability is very good, the only complaints can be said to occur during the first few days of school as the system is being updated and changed to handle a large number of incoming students. It is easy to print, their is no complaint about that.
College Senior 2013-10-02T16:07:15Z
The professors are helpful to all students, when they can be found during their office hours. There are some professors to be avoided, because it doesn't seem that they enjoy their area of study, and are condescending to their students. The registration process has been convenient for me, but for others registration has been an issue. Early registration dates aren't always well advertised, and some people register for classes later than they should have, and had to struggle to find a class which they needed. The only way to stay a head of the registration process is to check almost weekly towards the last two and a half months of school.
College Senior 2013-10-02T15:55:12Z
Some of the resources such as the math lab and writing center are helpful, but leave much to be desired. The math lab does help with math homework of all levels, but the only issue is only one question can be answered per sign up. A person will do all or most of the homework they can, and at the end they should be able to ask help for a small group of questions, not get up repeated for sign up for help. The writing lab does help a large majority of students with writing, rewriting, and editing papers, but the don't tailor their help to an individual student. Their advice is to be concise in all work, but some professors encourage their students to make longer more detailed papers, so the writing center sometimes undermine the professors without meaning to.
College Senior 2013-10-02T15:45:27Z
I am a philosophy major, and I have enjoyed my classes and learned much from them. The only slight problem is in the way some professors teach. Some professors give an overview of the most well known philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant and others, and giving details of what the philosophers might have meant. Other professors experiment with different philosophers, which isn't bad, but the different philosophers draw on ideas of the more well known philosophers. The problem is getting an incredibly small piece of something so important, which helps make the current philosopher easier to understand.
College Senior 2013-10-02T15:33:45Z
Most of the clubs are inconveniently timed. Most clubs are scheduled to meet at six in the afternoon, this is a problem for students who don't live near the campus, and students who don't stay until six. Most of the counselor's know how to set up an education plan, so they are more reliable than the advisers. The advisers don't give good advice, if you tell them your intention for a major, there response is to load up on the classes relating to the major, it is best to see the counselors for help. The professor are very kind, knowledgeable, and very helpful. The campus is kept clean, and the facilities can be neater but it is not bothersome.
College Student 2013-09-29T07:25:53Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
So far it has been bad but i am not to sure whats going on with my financial aid its real confusing and i haven't received anything and i turned it in like three or four months ago
College Student 2013-09-29T07:23:04Z
So far i am very satisfied i love how involved the professors are and how much they are willing to help i dont have nothing to say bad about this school yet
College Student 2013-09-29T07:20:14Z
I didn't know what to expect at first overall it was a nice experience easier than i thought it would be but me personally i still perfer face to classroom
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-17T20:14:17Z
Criminal Justice the work is necessary as well as the out of class assignments its alll things that you would do if you were actually in the fieldl.
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