Admissions & Records

Back to SBCC
students at Graduation

Priority Registration

Priority registration is designated specifically for students who enroll in SBCC for the purpose of a degree or certificate attainment, transfer to a four-year college or university, or career advancement. Therefore, students who have completed orientation and assessment, developed an education plan, declared a major and maintained good academic standing will be granted higher priority for registration.

Admissions & Records notifies students of their registration dates by posting the date and time in the student’s campus Pipeline account 2 weeks prior to the start of Priority Registration. Specific dates and times are determined by: Student type (Continuing, New, Returning etc.), Education Goal, Support Programs (DSPS, EOPS, Foster Youth, Veterans, CalWorks), Academic Standing and completed course units (0-99).

Enrollment priorities are defined in Administrative Procedure 5055


 

Spring semester 2019 registration is currently open to all students. 

Spring Semester 2019 Dates: January 14 - May 11

 


 

Summer I Semester Dates: May 20 - June 28

Summer II Semester Dates: June 29 - August 9

Fall Semester Dates: August 26 - Dec. 14

Summer Start Dates

Fall Start Dates

Group

April 4, 2019 (8:00am)

May 1, 2019 (8:00am)

Eligible* Foster Youth, Veterans, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks*

April 5, 2019 (8:00am)

May 2, 2019 (8:00am)

Eligible* Student Athletes, Currently Enrolled First Semester & Continuing Promise Program eligible students who are not on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms or have not earned 100 or more degree applicable units

April 8, 2019

 

May 8, 2019

Eligible Continuing Students who are not on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms or have not earned 100 or more degree applicable units

April 10, 2019

May 17, 2019

Eligible* Currently Enrolled First Semester students who are not on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms or have not earned 100 or more degree applicable units

April 15, 2019

May 29, 2019

Eligible* New to College students who are local high school graduates except those with an educational goal of Personal Enrichment who have met Local High School Seniors Priority Enrollment requirements. SBCC Middle College Program Students.  

April 16, 2019

June 10, 2019

Eligible* New to College students who have completed orientation, assessment and advising including a student education plan

April 17, 2019

June 17, 2019

New Transfer and Returning Students except those with an educational goal of Personal Enrichment who have met pre-registration requirements and who are not on academic or progress probation for two consecutive terms or have not earned 100 or more degree applicable units

April 18, 2019

July 5, 2019

Students with an educational goal of Personal Enrichment and/or those students who have lost their priority enrollment**

April 19, 2019

July 8, 2019

Open Registration, HS Dual Enrollment & Tuition-Free Noncredit Education

 

* Eligible is defined as having completed orientation, assessment and developed education plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I lose my priority registration privilege?

Priority registration is lost when you have been on academic and/or progress probation for two consecutive semesters, or when you accrue more than 100 completed units of degree applicable coursework – accumulated from SBCC only (In progress units ARE included)

 

What is academic probation?

A student is placed on academic probation when they have attempted at least 12 semester units and s/he earns a cumulative GPA of less than 2.0. Priority registration is lost when a student earns a cumulative GPA below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters.

 

What is the new rule regarding the 100 degree applicable units limit?

Students who accumulate more than 100 degree applicable units will lose priority registration. (In progress units ARE included)

 

Is this a new rule from Santa Barbara City College?

Yes. This is a new law which all community colleges in California must follow.

 

Does this 100 Degree applicable units limit and academic probation rule apply to all continuing students, including Veterans, DSPS, EOPS and CalWorks?

Yes. Academic probation and unit limits will be applied to all student groups, including Veterans, DSPS, EOPS, CalWorks. (Foster Youth exempt)

 

Can I lose enrollment priority after one semester at SBCC?

No.  Academic probation does not begin until you have completed 12 units of credit.

 

Do all credits get counted in the 100 degree applicable unit limit?

No. Only degree applicable units earned at SBCC count toward the 100 unit limitation. Degree applicable units are courses at SBCC that are numbered 100 or higher.

 

Will my transfer units count from another college or university?

No. Units from courses taken at another college are NOT counted within the 100 unit limit.  Only degree applicable units earned at SBCC are counted towards the 100 unit limit.

 

Are “Ws” counted in the 100 degree applicable unit limit?

No. The 100 unit limit applies only to the units you have earned. Withdrawals (W's) and incompletes (I's) will not count towards the 100 units.

 

Do units in progress count toward the 100 degree applicable units?

Yes. Units currently in progress, the classes you are currently taking, are counted in the total.

 

Where can I find the number of degree applicable units that I have completed?

Students can obtain this information by viewing their unofficial transcript in Pipeline under the Student Tab > Student Records. You may also consult with an Academic Counselor to review these courses. 

 

What if I am in a high unit major, or had an illness at the end of the semester that affected my grade?

An appeals process is available for all students who lose enrollment priority due to extenuating circumstances that can be verified (accidents, illness, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control), or who are in a verifiable high unit major.

 

How can I appeal my loss of priority registration?

A student may appeal the loss of priority enrollment due to extenuating circumstances, or where a student with a disability applied for, but did not receive reasonable accommodation in a timely manner. Extenuating circumstances are verified cases of accident, illnesses or other circumstances beyond the control of the student. In addition the college may exempt and consider high unit majors.

 


721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394    Main Campus Phone: 805.965.0581    © 2018 Santa Barbara City College