Santa Barbara Area Students

Santa Barbara City College offers an extensive program of postsecondary education, which is especially responsive to the needs and goals of our local community. Programs include transfer preparation, associate degree and certificate programs, and a variety of educational opportunities, both credit and noncredit, for persons wishing to develop new or expanded occupational skills.

NEW FRESHMEN
Santa Barbara City College is fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who is a high school graduate, or equivalent; or who is 18 years of age or older; and students currently enrolled in high schools who wish to attend City College part-time.

Students enroll with a variety of goals: degree and/or transfer; job-related training; personal enrichment, performance/activity courses, basic skills, summer only, high school diploma.

All new students must complete an Application to the College. Depending on a student's goal, there may be other steps prior to registration in classes. Once an application is received, the student will receive a packet of information from Admissions & Records outlining the appropriate steps to enrollment.

LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Santa Barbara City College provides early enrollment opportunities each Spring for local high school seniors planning to enroll in Fall. Students can complete the entire enrollment process prior to their high school graduation.

Participating schools:

  • Bishop Garcia Diego High School
  • Carpinteria High School
  • Dos Pueblos High School
  • San Marcos High School
  • Santa Barbara High School
  • Santa Ynez High School.

January - March: Vaquero Kickoff assemblies outline the enrollment and admissions process and provide applications, deadlines and important dates to prepare students. 

March - May: Seniors attend an Orientation event at SBCC campus to get aquainted with the campus and learn about programs and services available. 

May: Class Planning Sessions where students work with Academic Counselors to develop a first semester class plan and understand English and math placement results, pre-requisites and skills advisories. 

May - June: during local registration dates, SBCC will host registration workshops at each high school campus to assist students with registration. Priority registration period is offered to seniors who complete therequired Steps to Enrollment

All new students must complete an Application to the College. Depending on a student's goal, there may be other steps prior to registration in classes. Once an application is received, the student will receive a packet of information from Admissions & Records outlining the appropriate steps to enrollment.

NEW TRANSFERS and RETURNING STUDENTS
Students transferring to Santa Barbara City College from another institution or students returning to City College must file an Application for Admission and will be given a registration appointment. New Transfers are encouraged to see an academic counselor and have their transcripts of previous college work on file for evaluation. Assessment may be required if English and math prerequisites have not been met. See Assessment Testing for detailed information.

Returning Students are required to complete the online Orientation and are highly encouraged to attend a Class Planning Session or make a counseling appointment prior to course registration.

WORKING ADULTS
Looking for a new career? Want to finish your degree? Or expand your skills for your current job? SBCC offers day, evening, weekend and online courses designed to fit your schedule. Submit an Application to the College. Meet with an academic counselor for assistance in course planning. The Career Center offers a variety of services to assist you in reaching your goals.

ALL OTHER NEW STUDENTS
All new students must complete an Application to the College. Depending on a student's goal, there may be other steps prior to registration in classes. Once an application is received, the student will receive a packet of information from Admissions & Records outlining the appropriate steps to enrollment.

OF SPECIAL INTEREST
The Honors Program: A rigorous series of academic courses in classes limited to 25 students, taught by some of the most outstanding professors on our faculty.
Scholarships: Available to new freshmen and continuing students
Transfer Center: Admission and Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with 4 year colleges and universities and transfer workshops 

Contact us: Request information online or call Enrollment Services (805) 730-4450 or email at info@sbcc.edu


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