Barstow Community CollegeStudent ServicesCounselingStudent Success and Support Program
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Monday - Thursday:
8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 1:00pm

Contact us at: success@barstow.edu

The mission of the Student Success and Support Program (formerly known as Matriculation) at Barstow Community College is to provide every student with assistance in determining their educational goals and the necessary support and services to help each student in reaching these goals. The goals of the program are to ensure that students successfully complete their college courses each term, continue with their education into following academic terms and complete their educational goals successfully and on a timely basis. The Student Success and Support Program requires that all students complete the following:

  • Orientation – Orientation provides entering students with a brief overview of college polices, programs and services. Orientation is provided in an online format which is accessible to both incoming students and other interested persons and community members.
  • Assessment – Assessment provides students with guidance on appropriate placement in English and mathematics courses. The goal of Assessment is to ensure that students start at the level of English and mathematics courses that they can successfully complete.
  • Student Education Plan – Every new student will be given the opportunity to meet with a counselor develop their Student Educational Plan (SEP). New students will develop an abbreviated SEP with a counselor. The abbreviated plan will provide the student with a list of courses that they can take in their first two semesters at BCC. Students will return to counseling in their first or second semester to meet with a counselor to develop their comprehensive SEP. The comprehensive SEP will be based on the educational goal of the student and will outline all the courses necessary for the student to meet their specific goal.
  • Follow-Up – Barstow Community College is committed to supporting the success of every student at the college. Through programs such as the Early Alert Program and probation, staff at BCC will identify students who are struggling and provide the student with contacts to the resources in the college and the community that can assist.
  • Priority Registration – Students who complete the Student Success Steps and meet certain other requirements qualify for priority registration.

The Student Success Act of 2012, which provides the legislative guidelines for the creation of the Student Success and Support Program requires that all entering students complete Orientation, Assessment and an SEP in order to receive priority registration. Students who choose not to participate or fail to complete any of these steps will not be granted priority registration.

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