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Information for Out-Of-Area Students

If you live outside the Santa Barbara area choose one of the following options to meet your new student Assessment requirement: 



  • You might not be required to take SBCC's English and/or math test.

  • Visit the Alternatives to Testing page for more information on items (AP, SAT scores, etc.) that can be used to exempt you from testing. 


  • If you need extended time or another accommodation for disability, you must make arrangements with SBCC's Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) Department prior to testing. To make these arrangements, email or call (805) 730-4164. 



  • If traveling to SBCC to test presents a significant financial/personal hardship, out-of-area students may temporarily defer (postpone) Assessment by submitting the Request For Assessment Deferral contract.

  • The deferral will temporarily clear your Assessment hold, but you will be unable to register for math and/or English courses until testing is completed.

  • Plan to test soon after you arrive in Santa Barbara.

  • 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 Assessment hold has been cleared. Students will only be individually notified via SBCC Pipeline email if their deferral request is denied. 

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