Prospective Students

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (TAP) assists under-represented students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. We provide students with the necessary knowledge to ensure their successful transition from SBCC to a four-year institution.

Who does TAP serve:

  • Historically under-represented student groups
  • First-generation college students
  • Students from low-income families
  • Undocumented/AB 540 students

TAP Eligibility 

  • MUST have a GOAL of transfer when completing the 1st Orientation
  • Transferring Fall 2023 +
  • Part-time & Full-time students are eligible 
  • No income limitation

TAP Commitment: 

Upon completion of the 1st and 2nd Orientation TAP members will complete the following to remain eligible in the program:

  • Maintain a GOAL of transfer 
  • Meet and engage in a counseling session with a TAP Counselor at least once a semester.
  • Meet with a Career Counselor at least once a year.
  • Complete 2 Transfer webinars 
  • Participate in a minimum of two webinars per semester hosted by T.A.P. or SBCC.
  • Attend the online Semester Meeting.
  • Complete transfer activities on canvas.  
  • Actively engage in TAP communications. (emails/canvas/social media)

How do I join TAP:

*Interested students with a Transfer Goal for Fall 2023+
Step 1: 

To complete the 1st Orientation and interest form click here (make sure you are logged into your pipeline account.)

Step 2: 
You will be contacted by TAP staff, please allow 3-4 weeks. A TAP staff member will assist in scheduling an appointment for a virtual 2nd Orientation. 

Check out the Online T.A.P. Ceremony for the Class of 2022 click below!