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Admissions Application

Spring 2019 Admissions Application available HERE!

Summer / Fall 2019 Admissions Application available HERE!

View semester start/end dates on the Academic Calendar


Online applications are processed within 30-45 minutes.

Admission is open to anyone who:

• Holds a high school diploma or equivalent;or
• Is 18 years old or older; and/or
• Is enrolled in high school and wishes to attend SBCC concurrently as a part-time student.

Applications for Summer/Fall 2018 must be submitted by any student who:

•Was not enrolled at SBCC in Spring 2018; or
•Withdrew from all Spring 2018 SBCC classes on or before January 30, 2018.


How to Apply

Apply ONLINE in English or Spanish. There is no fee for submitting an application. Some programs require supplemental applications

View SBCC Programs of Study


Applicants are urged to provide their Social Security number when applying to SBCC. The Social Security number will be needed for financial aid, employment, education tax credit, and for many special programs that require California certification. SBCC will provide a student identification number if the Social Security number is not provided. The student ID number will not replace the Social Security number.

Admissions & Records will process your application and you will receive an email confirmation as well as an Enrollment Checklist in the mail. The Checklist will detail whether or not Assessment, Orientation, and Advising are required based on the educational goal and/or transfer plan you have selected on your application.

Admissions Application Assistance:

For assistance completing the online admissions application,visit Admissions & Records or call (805) 730-4450.

View more information if you are seeking admission under the California Dream Act / AB 540. 

Supplemental Application Requirement

For additional application requirements for the programs listed below, contact the department directly or Enrollment Services at (805) 730-4450.

Associate Degree Nursing

     (805) 730-4166

Vocational Nursing

     (805) 730-4166

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

     (805) 730-4166

Home Health Aide (HHA)

     (805) 730-4166

Radiography

     (805) 730-4166

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

     (805) 730-4166

Cosmetology

     (805) 683-4191

Honors Program

     (805) 965-0581 x 4736

Marine Diving Technology

     (805) 730-4226

School of Culinary Arts

     (805) 730-4258

Learning Communities

     (805) 965-0581 ext. 2403

Accessible Accommodations

Students who would like to complete the Admissions Application other than online may contact the Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) Office:

Phone: (805) 965-0581 ext 2364 or (805) 730-4164

Email: dspshelp@sbcc.edu


Send Your Transcripts

Many colleges, universities and other agencies are members of Credentials eSCRIP-SAFE’s secure network and actively send electronic transcripts.

CLICK HERE to see if your college or university sends electronic transcripts via Credentials eSCRIP-SAFE.

If your college or university sends official transcripts electronically from a certified vendor, they may be sent from the issuing institution to: 

Transcripts@sbcc.edu

(PLEASE NOTE THAT SBCC WILL NOT ACCEPT EMAILED TRANSCRIPTS SENT FROM STUDENTS OR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS )
(THE ABOVE ADDRESS IS FOR TRANSCRIPTS ONLY FROM AN APPROVED CERTIFIED VENDOR. REGULAR EMAIL QUESTIONS WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.)Admissions & Records will not accept transcripts sent to staff email addresses. They need to be mailed in or sent electronically via Credentials, Parchment or National Clearinghouse.

Mailed Transcripts

Transcripts sent via U.S. Postal mail should be sent to:

Admissions & Records
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109


Selective Service Registration

In accordance with ECS 66500, the college is required to make every reasonable effort to inform all male applicants for undergraduate admissions of their obligation to register in accordance with the Federal Military Selective Service Act. 


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