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Pre-Arrival: ESL

Step 1: Log in to Your SBCC Pipeline Account

Pipeline is the student portal system where you will update your contact information, register and pay for classes, find resources, check email, and more.

Follow the steps in the Pipeline Login Instructions linked below. Remember to write down or take a picture of your username when it appears on the screen!

To login to Pipeline, click HERE.

After you find your username and password and change your password, you are ready to move on to Step 2!


Pipeline Login Instructions

Step 2: Complete the International Student Orientation

Log in to the International Student Orientation with your Pipeline username and password. Read each module, watch the videos, and successfully complete the Final Quiz. You must complete this step before registering for classes and before you attend WAVE Week.

To start the orientation, click HERE.

Topics covered include:


  • F-1 Visa Regulations

  • How to Use Your Medical Insurance

  • Student Support Services

  • Student Life


  • Parents may view the International Student Orientation by visiting our Parents FAQ page.



Step 3: Attend WAVE Week

All students must arrive on time for WAVE Week and attend all WAVE Week events. Complete Steps 1 and 2 above BEFORE you attend WAVE Week.

For your first semester, plan to pay your first semester tuition in full by the end of WAVE Week.

Tips for making your payment on time:


  • Notify your bank/credit card company to remove any "international purchase block" and "daily limit block" prior to arrival

  • Plan to make one payment in full - make sure that you have the full amount in your bank account

  • Know the billing address for your credit/debit card

For all future terms you will be required to pay tuition and fees within 7 days of registration. If you have a problem with your payment, contact the International Office.

A fee for the mandatory school-endorsed medical insurance plan is charged to your student account in Pipeline each semester. No waivers are offered and no other insurance will be accepted.

If you cannot attend SBCC for any reason, you must notify your Advisor right away.

Students transferring from a U.S. institution to SBCC must ask their current school to "release" their SEVIS I-20 record to SBCC before WAVE Week.

If your last name begins with letters A-Gr, your Advisor is Annette Boatman.

If your last name begins with letters Gu-Li, your Advisor is Jennifer Eggertsen.

If your last name begins with letters Lj-St, your Advisor is Shelby Harrington.

If your last name begins with letters Su-Z, your Advisor is Yan Service.



Students must follow all steps prior to arrival in the U.S.



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