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 Campus Account

My.SBCC Is Your Student Portal

My.SBCC 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.
SBCC's steps to enrollment, step five


Check your Math and English Placements in the campus portal

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

SBCC's steps to enrollment, step six

Class Planning

Attend New Student Class Planning

Build a first semester course plan with a counselor (required before registering for classes)
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

Local High School Students College is covered! The SBCC Promise offers any recent local high school graduate the opportunity to attend SBCC free of charge by covering all required fees, books, and supplies for up to two years – it is open to any student who meets the eligibility requirements and is willing to make the necessary commitments. Opt in to the Promise