Information for Out-Of-Area Students
First-time-in-any-College students with a goal of degree or transfer are required
to complete New Student Assessment before registering for classes. Out-of-Area Students
may choose one of the following options to meet their New Student Assessment requirement
at Santa Barbara City College:
1) Saturday Assessment: Consult the following list of Saturday test dates for March, April, and May and plan to test on a Saturday that works best for your schedule. Testing on any one of the scheduled Saturday test dates will guarantee test results in time for Fall 2013 new student priority registration.
- March 30
- April 6
- April 13
- May 4 (FULL)
- May 18 (FULL)
Space is limited and an appointment is required: Click here to make an appointment for Saturday testing (Pipeline login required). Fall Priority Registration begins the week of May 27. Beginning April 1, students may check their assigned registration day/time on Pipeline. Note: if you need extended time or another accommodation for disability, you must make alternate testing arrangements with SBCC's Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Department prior to testing. For more information, visit sbcc.edu/dsps. To make an appointment for testing with an accommodation for disability, call (805) 730-4164.
2) Drop-In Assessment: Testing is offered on a drop-in basis in the Assessment Center Computer Lab from April
- August. Consult the list of drop-in testing hours and plan to test on a scheduled testing day. No appointment is required but all tests
must be completed by closing. Be sure to bring your completed REAP test preparation & check-in sheet with you to drop-in testing.
Note: If traveling to Santa Barbara to complete Assessment presents a significant financial/personal hardship, out-of-area students have the option to defer (postpone) Assessment for one semester. Deferring math and/or English Assessment will temporarily clear your new student Assessment hold, but you will be unable to register for math and/or English courses or courses with math and/or English prerequisites until testing is completed. The Assessment deferral option is not ideal for first-time college students with a goal of obtaining a degree or transferring to a four-year university. Counselors strongly advise it is important to begin taking math and English early in your college career to meet your educational goals in a timely and successful manner.
Out-of-Area students seeking to defer Assessment must download and submit the Request For Assessment Deferral form, which may be mailed or faxed to the Assessment Office (see form for specific contact information). Note: Once received, your request will be processed within two business days. You will not be individually notified that your request has been approved, but you may check under the 'Registration' area of your Pipeline account to verify that your New Student Assessment hold has been cleared. Students will only be individually notified via SBCC Pipeline email if their deferral request is denied.