SBCC students in a classroom at Santa Barbara City College's main campus.

Assessment Center

NEW - Math and English assessment tests are no longer required.

SBCC uses multiple measures, including high school grade point average, coursework, and specific grades for placement into Math & English courses that are not English as a Second Language courses.

This data was collected when you applied to the college. If we do not have your high school information, you will need to submit a supplemental form. 

To look up your Math and English placement status:

  1. Log onto your Pipeline account
  2. Under the STUDENT tab, click on STUDENT RECORDS
  4. If your placements are listed as pending or no data exists for you, please click on the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM (link in Pipeline) to submit the information required for placement 

Continuing Students: Before registering for courses, double check your placements in Pipeline - they may have changed. 

ESL Assessment

Oprima aquí para más información acerca de como presentar el examen de nivelación de Inglés como Segundo Idioma. Los estudiantes que tomarán clases de ESL necesitarán presentar el examen de ESL. 

Click here for information about taking the English as a Second Language exam. Students enrolling in ESL courses need to complete the ESL assessment test. 

Further resources:

Additional Alternatives to Testing

Math, English, and ESL Flow Charts

Prerequisite Clearance Process   

Campus Location


Student Services Building
2nd Floor - Room SS-251
(805) 730-4149
Fax: (805) 730-5120

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ESL/Spanish placement exams - Call or email for Appointment