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Steps for Enrollment: Academic

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.

To login to Pipeline, click HERE. Follow the steps in the Pipeline Login Instructions linked below.

Pipeline Login Instructions

Step 2: International Student Orientation online

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 Welcome 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

    After you successfully complete "Orientation online" you are ready to move on to Step 3!

Step 3: New Student Academic Advising online

Log in to New Student Advising with your Pipeline username and password. Read each module, pass the section quizzes, and pass the Final Quiz.

You do not need to take the Assessment test before completing New Student Academic Advising. You must complete this step before registering for classes and before you attend Welcome Week. You will take the Assessment test during Welcome Week, and our Academic Counselors will help you make any necessary changes to your class schedule.

Assessment Test Preparation: You can prepare for your Assessment Test before you arrive for Welcome Week by checking out the sample tests here: Sample Tests

To start New Student Academic Advising online, click HERE.

Topics covered include:

  • Choosing the Right Classes

  • Deciding your Path

  • Registering for Classes

  • After you successfully complete "Advising online" you are ready to register for classes (Step 4)!

Step 4: Register for Classes online

Log in to Pipeline to register for your classes on the date and time of your registration appointment. Some classes fill quickly. We strongly recommend you to register for a few classes on your assigned registration date.

This Registration Tutorial video shows you how to read the schedule of classes, and how to use the Pipeline registration system. To watch the Registration Tutorial, click HERE.

Check out this list of First-Year Course Recommendations. This information is especially helpful to students who are interested in pursuing an associate degree or transfer to a 4-year U.S. university.

  • New for Fall or Spring? Register for a minimum of 12 units.

  • New for Summer? Register for a minimum of 4 units for Summer Session 2 and 12 units for Fall semester.

  • You may register in one online course, and it cannot be more than 3 units for Fall semester and 1 unit for Summer session.

  • You cannot register for Math and/or English classes until you attend Welcome Week.

  • You will finalize your course registration during Welcome Week with an Academic Counselor

  • Do you have a hold blocking you from registration? Login to "Orientation online" and "Advising online" to make sure you successfully completed both steps! Email a screenshot of the hold to your Advisor for assistance.

    If your last name begins with letters:

    A-Gr, your Advisor is Annette Boatman (alboatman@sbcc.edu).

    Gs-Lt, your Advisor is Jennifer Eggertsen (eggertsen@sbcc.edu).

    Lu-St, your Advisor is Shelby Arthur(snarthur@sbcc.edu).

    Su-Z, your Advisor is Rosemary Santillan(santillan@sbcc.edu).

    Step 5: How to Pay for your Classes

    Plan to pay your first semester tuition in full by the end of Welcome Week. Payments can be made in Pipeline or via www.sbcc.flywire.com. Flywire provides currency conversion rates and multiple payment options.

    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 the payment, contact the International Office when you register for classes.

    A fee for the required 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. Drop your classes in Pipeline no later than the Friday before the semester begins to have all tuition and required fees removed from your bill in Pipeline.

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