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Transfer Student Appointment

We offer advanced appointments now through August 1, 2019 for summer/fall planning to incoming transfer students who have attended other colleges/universities and who have already applied to SBCC.

Counselors are NOT available during spring break: March 25-29, 2019.

For long term education planning students will need to make an appointment with their assigned counselor in Starfish in fall. Appointments can be scheduled in September.

STEPS to request an advanced appointment with an Academic Counselor who will help you plan your first semester classes and develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP).

  1. APPLY to SBCC (You will need your SBCC student ID# in steps 3/4).
  2. ORDER official transcripts from all colleges attended. For options on submitting transcripts to SBCC, go here.
  3. VERIFY that SBCC received your transcripts. View your student records in your Pipeline account, following the steps outlined here. Once SBCC receives your transcripts, it can then take 5-7 working days before they are accessible by a counselor in your appointment.
  4. COMPLETE the Transfer Student Appointment Form after you have verification that your external, official transcripts have been received.
    • To access the form you MUST be logged off any personal Gmail or email account and logged into your SBCC Pipeline account
    • If you get a "You need permission" message, log off any personal email account that may be open and use your Pipeline account to access the form.
  5. WAIT (2-3 business days) for a representative to call or email you to set up your appointment with an Academic Counselor. In this appointment we will assist you with your first semester plan, and help you start the transcript evaluation process. Comprehensive evaluations of transcripts may take 1-2 weeks for some classes, and 3 months for others, based on where the courses were taken and which department needs to evaluate them: an academic department faculty at SBCC, Transcript Evaluation Office (TEO), or Articulation Office.  

Click here for the Transfer Student Appointment Form

For coursework completed outside of the California Community College system, having a course description and syllabus (course outline/program of study) can often speed up the evaluation process.

Click here for Transcript Evaluation

Click here for California Community College Transcript Evaluation

Click here for Prerequisite Clearance

Click here for International Transcript Evaluation


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