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Steps to Enrollment

Here are the steps to successfully register in classes at SBCC: 

CLICK HERE to download the Steps to Enrollment Checklist! 



  • Apply ONLINE in English or Spanish. There is no fee for submitting an application. Some programs require supplemental applications
  • Once you have applied on CCC apply you must complete the following steps:
    • Log on to Student Portal - Pipeline to access your student account. Click "find and set up your account here. 
      Instructions to set up your SBCC Pipeline account.
      SBCC Pipeline The student portal allows students to manage various college transactions, including but not limited to: checking your pre-registration requirements, viewing your registration appointment day/time, registering, finding your SBCC I.D., adding and dropping classes, paying fees, seeing grades, activating campus card, and checking your financial aid status and your SBCC e-mail account. All official college correspondence will be sent to your SBCC e-mail account.
    • Instructions to find your Student ID Number (SBCC K number)
    • Apply for Financial Aid (Optional) All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Santa Barbara City College offers several types of financial aid, which are funded through federal, state and local agencies and the college itself. 
    • Local Santa Barbara High School Students 
      The SBCC Promise will provide any local student who completes their secondary education within the Santa Barbara Community College District with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time for two years FREE of charge.
      CLICK HERE to learn more and to opt in! 

2. WElcome Orientation (REQUIRED) 

Learn about student support services for your success!

SBCC college orientation is required for the following students: 

  • Never attended college before, or only attended while in high school and have a goal/plan of: 
    • Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement
    • Transfer to 4-year School
    • Basic English/Math/Reading Skills
    • Undecided Goal
  • New Transfer Students, enrolling at SBCC who previously attended another institution


Mandatory Assessment of your skills in English and mathematics helps you achieve your goals in college by placing you into courses in which you will be successful. Many classes have prerequisites - check the Schedule of Classes prior to your registration appointment.  



Attending a New Student Class Planning session is required of all students who are new to college, or attended only while in high school, and who plan to earn a Certificate, Associate Degree, or transfer to a four-year college.


5. Register and Pay (REQUIRED) 


Register for classes online during priority or
open registration. Pay fees on or before the deadline.

The SBCC Promise
 will provide any local student who completes their secondary education within the Santa Barbara Community College District with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time for two years FREE of charge

CLICK HERE to learn more and to opt in! 


in-person options TO complete the steps to enroll, visit vaquero days 

Saturday event for students to complete Orientation and Assessment; 2 of the 3 required Steps to Enrollment. 


*Must apply to the college to attend!* 


Final Steps

SBCC Photo I.D. - Available in the Office of Student Life after you register and pay fees
Parking Permits

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721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394    Main Campus Phone: 805.965.0581    © 2016 Santa Barbara City College