Santa Barbara City College student walks to class with her backpack.

First Time To College

Thank you for choosing Santa Barbara City College! Follow these steps to enrollment.

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step one.

Apply to SBCC

Applying to SBCC is FREE!

Get started on your college education today.

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step 2

Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

Explore Financial Aid Options

SBCC offers financial aid like scholarships, loans and the SBCC Promise.

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step 3

Create Your SBCC Pipeline Account

Pipeline Is Your Student Portal

Pipeline will give you access to register for classes, check your email and schedule academic counseling appointments.

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step four

Complete Online Orientation

Learn About Your New School

Explore SBCC's campus and learn how to register for classes. Important: ONLY Fall 2022: in order to register for classes, you must upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption.
SBCC's steps to enrollment, step five


Check your Math and English Placements in Pipeline

SBCC uses previous grades and coursework to place you into English and Math classes. 

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step six

Class Planning

Meet With An Academic Counselor

This will help you choose the right classes for your educational goals.
SBCC's step to enrollment, step seven

Register For Classes  and  Pay Fees

Sign Up For Classes

Choose from SBCC's wide variety of courses.