SBCC Vaquero Kickoff

Steps to Enrollment for local High School students

1. Apply - Application workshop offered at your high school 

  • Attend the application workshop at your high school in early February 
  • All new to college students must submit an application to the college, even if you have been taking classes as a Dual Enrollment student.  
  • When completing the education goal section of the application, be sure to select one of the following goals to ensure your chances of receiving a priority registration date:
    • Associate Degree
    • Transfer
    • Basic English/ Math Reading Skills
    • Vocational Degree
  • There are some programs at SBCC that require a supplemental application.  If you are planning to enroll in one of the following programs, you must also fill out the program application Supplemental applications are available from the department and from the SBCC Counseling Center.
    • Cosmetology
    • Nursing
    • Honors Program
    • Marine Diving Technologies
    • School of Culinary Arts & Hotel Management

2. Establish your student portal 

  • Select “Find Account” and enter the required information to obtain your user name and password to log into Pipeline.
  • If you do not have a social security number you will receive an email from SBCC with an assigned student 999 ID number.
  • If you are a non-resident and are eligible for AB 540, you will also need to submit the AB 540 affidavit with your application to SBCC.

3. Placement

  • Log onto your Pipeline account
  • Under the STUDENT tab, click on STUDENT RECORDS
  • If your placements are listed as pending, please click on the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM to submit the information required for placement

4. Orientation (2 options) 

  1. Attend Orientation at SBCC campus during March and April, click on your high school link for the date 
    • You will be bused from your local high school to SBCC campus to attend an orientation event where you learn about programs and services, learn to navigate the campus and tips for success
  2. Online Orientation

5. Class Planning - workshop offered at your high school 

  • Attend Class Planning session at your high school during May
  • SBCC Academic Counselors will assist you in understanding your placement results and plan your first semester course schedule  
  • Click on your high school link for the date

6. Registration - workshop offered at your high school 

  • Attend a Registration workshop at your high school in late May / early June
  • SBCC representatives will assist you to successfully register in your Fall classes
  • Registration Video
  • Priority Registration Dates
  • Click on your high school link for the date
  • FREE tuition - Opt in to the Promise -
    • The SBCC Promise will provide any local student who completes their secondary education within the Santa Barbara Community College District with the opportunity to attend SBCC full-time for two years FREE of charge.