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What do I do if I want to travel?

What do I do if I want to travel?

If you plan to travel and intend to come back to continue your studies at SBCC, you MUST apply for an I-20 travel signature at the International Office:

1. Fill out the online I-20 Travel Signature Request Form using your Pipeline account.

2. Bring your I-20 to our office, at least 2 weeks prior to your departure. Allow one week for processing.

3. Check your email. Your Advisor will email you if we notice any issues or missing documentation.

4. Pick up your I-20. Make sure to carry your I-20 and passport with you on the plane when you travel.

NOTE: If you are NOT attending SBCC next semester you do NOT need a travel signature.

Did you forget to apply for a travel signature? Follow these steps:

1. Fill out the online I-20 Travel Signature Request Form using your Pipeline account.

2. Request express shipping online at UEMS.

3. Notify your Advisor of your request via email. An Advisor will email you if we notice any issues or missing documentation. Check your inbox for a reply each day until your shipment is confirmed.

4. Receive your I-20. Make sure to carry your I-20 and passport with you on the plane when you travel.


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I-94 Instructions

I am renewing my visa. How can I show my SBCC grades and/or enrollment status?

If you need to apply for or renew your visa the next time you travel to your home country, you will need to show the visa official proof of your student status.

If you are in your first semester at SBCC AND you are traveling during winter break, you can prove your enrollment status by following these instructions. Your fall semester grades will not be posted until January.
To request proof of your full-time enrollment at SBCC, follow these simple steps:

First, check your Pipeline account to confirm that you are currently enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits). You should also check for any holds that may be on your account. You must be enrolled full-time and clear any holds before placing your request.


To obtain verification of full-time enrollment:

1. Make sure you are registered for at least 12 credits in the semester you need
verification for
(Waitlisted classes will not count towards 12 credits)

2. Fill out and print the "Authorization for Release of Information" form (see link below)

3. Print a copy of your Student Schedule/Bill

4. Submit the Authorization form and your Schedule at the Admissions & Records Office in
the Student Services building. Take your Student ID card or passport or California
driver's lisence/ID card with you.

**If you are in your home country or out of the Santa Barbara area, you may submit your request via e-mail. E-mail everything including a copy of your passport to Agatha Louie: louie@sbcc.edu

REQUESTS ARE PROCESSED IN 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS

You may print verification of your enrollment for past semesters and current semester if the Withdrawal Deadline has passed:

1. Login to Pipeline and click on "Student Records" in the menu on the right

2. Click on "Enrollment Verification", then click on "Enrollment Verification" again

4. A new window called "Clearinghouse Student Self-Service" will open. Under the first
option "Obtain an enrollment certificate" choose one: "Current enrollment" or
"All enrollment". Once you make your selection, click on "Obtain an enrollment
certificate" and print.

If you are a continuing student OR if it is your first semester and you are traveling in summer you need to order an official SBCC transcript:
To request an official SBCC transcript of your courses and grades:

1. Register in at least 12 credits for the upcoming semester
(Waitlisted classes will not count towards 12 credits)

2. Order your transcript in Pipeline: Login, Click on 'Student Records', Select 'Order
Official Transcripts' to start your order


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