Registration FAQ

Enrollment information can be found on the Registration page.  Should you need additional assistance, please email your questions to [email protected]

You will be emailed with your schedule before your first day of class. During your recent registration, you received a message stating that you would get enrollment information before your first day of class.

Please check your Junk Mail Folder, as emails sometimes get sent there. If you do not receive an email from the Bakersfield Adult School before your first day of class, please get in touch with [email protected] 

If you are unfamiliar with Canvas, please look at the Canvas training resource provided by the Kern High School District to get familiar with the management system we will be using for your online instruction. 

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Your answers to the following questions will help you to decide:


  •      Am I a self-starter and able to motivate myself to work?
  •      Can I budget my time and set schedules to complete work on time?
  •      Do I have basic computer skills: word processing, internet browsing, and e-mail (including sending and receiving attachments)?
  •      Can I communicate adequately in writing? Can I understand and follow the instructions given in writing?
  •      Am I comfortable participating in a class where I am not physically present and may not know the instructor or the other students?

If you answered "yes" to most of these questions, chances are you are a good candidate for success in an online course. A few "no" answers to these questions may identify areas that need strengthening or addressing, but you may still decide that online learning is a good choice for you.


If you answered "no" to many of these questions, this may indicate that your chances for success may be greater in a traditional course setting at this time.

Online courses are structured so that all course content traditionally delivered in the classroom is delivered online.  Course materials may be accessed using a Learning Management System (LMS) such as Canvas, the LMS used by Bakersfield Adult School.  Some classes may include online teacher-led interactive sessions. The online course syllabus will show the schedule and requirements of the course.

All students will need reliable internet access along with their devices. Bakersfield Adult School will not provide each student with phones, mobile devices, tablets, Chromebooks, or other hardware.


AJCC Supportive Services may be able to provide you with a computer and other resources if you qualify. Please see this AJCC flyer for more information.

You can access Canvas at or through the Canvas Student phone app.

For tutorials and help using Canvas, please visit

Canvas is supported on all major Windows, Apple macOS, and Chrome OS browsers. Mobile browsers are not supported, and it is recommended students use the app on mobile devices.

Please email Mayra Sandoval at [email protected] to make arrangements for pick up. You will need to show your photo ID to receive the diploma.

Transcripts/Records Requests

  •      Order your transcripts online through
  •      Official transcripts cost $4.15 (For Jobs or college enrollment)
  •      The process is speedy - approximately 2-3 days.
  •      If you are having issues ordering your transcript, please get in touch with Mayra Sandoval at [email protected]

NOTE: If the last high school the student attended is closed for a holiday, visit the KHSD District Office to order one.

For proof of enrollment, complete the Attendance Request located here. If more than an attendance record is needed, Please contact Mayra Sandoval at [email protected]

Bakersfield Adult School no longer collects nor stores GED results for exams taken at any of our facilities.

To obtain GED results/transcripts/certificates for exams taken at Bakersfield Adult School or Lerdo Correctional Facility, please request them on the website If you do not have access to a computer, call 1-877-392-6433 and ask them to mail an order form to you.

If you took your exams on a computer, you can receive your GED records through the GED account you would have created at the time you took the exams.

There is a charge for receiving your document. If you request an electronic copy and provide an email address, you can download, save, and print five copies of each document ordered.

If you encounter problems and need assistance obtaining GED records, call GED at 1-877-392-6433 and explain the issues you are experiencing. For further assistance, contact BAS at 661-835-1855 and ask to speak with the Registrar.

Fall courses are contingent on enrollment.  We will offer ESL, GED, High School Diploma, Business, Computer, and Independent Studies.  All online courses offered by Bakersfield Adult School will be listed under the Fall Registration section of our website

There are no tuition fees for classes.  Some classes may require materials or textbook fees, which should be listed in the course schedule.  For more information on tuition and fees, please refer to our catalog.

Please click on this link for graduation information.