Barstow Community CollegeStudent ServicesTCPCStudent Transfer Enhancement Program (STEP)

The Barstow Community College Student Transfer Enhancement Program (STEP) is a support program within the Transfer & Career Center designed to enhance the transfer of all students. STEP’s goal is to provide students with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions in their development of a plan that ensures a successful transition from BCC to a four-year university. 



  •  To increase the number and proportion of students who commit to transfer as an educational goal. 
  • To increase the number of students who apply for, receive acceptance to, and enroll in a four-year institution. 


Member Requirements:

  • Attend a mandatory monthly meeting
  • Meet with 4 university representatives each semester
  • Participate in 1 university tour with the Transfer & Career Center each semester
  • Meet with the STEP counselor once per semester
  • Have a willingness to mentor others 
  • Stay committed to educational goals


Benefits of Joining STEP:

  • Up to $200 in textbook assistance (based off financial need)
  • Up to $250 in 4-year university application fee’s (must be a member for 1 year prior to applying for admission to a university)
  • Free official transcripts for all universities applied to 
  • First priority to sign up for trips/tours hosted by the Transfer & Career Center
  • Opportunity to network with BCC Alumni who have already completed the transfer process and are attending a 4-year university


For more information on joining STEP, email transfer@barstow.edu



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