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January

Jan

02


8:00 am

ISSP Opens for 2014

ISSP Opens for 2014

The international Office will re-open on Thursday, January 2. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Jan

27


8:00 am

SBCC Spring semester BEGINS

SBCC Spring semester BEGINS

The first day of classes for Santa Barbara City College is Monday, January 27, 2014. Be sure to arrive to class on time so that the teacher knows you are there! Instructors may DROP students from class if the student does not show up during the first week.

If you need help finding your classes, contact the International Office.

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February

Feb

08


12:00 pm

Add/Drop Deadline

Add/Drop Deadline

February 8 is the deadline to add or drop most of the classes at SBCC and still receive a refund of tuition and fees. All international students are required to be enrolled in at least 12.0 credits each semester. If you are having trouble adding classes, contact the International Office right away to ask for help!

Check your course schedule for official add/drop dates.

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Feb

14


8:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, SBCC will be closed on Friday, February 14, 2013. There will be no classes held, and all administrative offices will be closed.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

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Feb

17


8:00 am

SBCC CLOSED

SBCC CLOSED

In honor of President George Washington, Santa Barbara City College will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013. There will be no classes held, and the administrative offices will be closed all day.

Many public offices will also be closed including the Post Office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, public schools, and some private businesses.

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Feb

28


12:00 pm

Petition for Pass/No Pass due

Petition for Pass/No Pass due

Students who wish to take any course as Pass / No Pass instead of taking it for a letter grade should first consult with an Academic Counselor. Some courses that are taken to fulfill department requirements for a degree can only be taken for a letter grade.

The Pass/No Pass petition must be approved by the course instructor and submitted to the Admissions office by February 28. The Admissions office closes at 1:00 PM on this day.

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March

Mar

03


4:00 pm

Scholarship App Deadline

Scholarship App Deadline

Your Scholarship is Waiting!

SBCC's scholarship application period is now open for the 2014-2015 academic year. We have over $500,000 available through more than 140 different scholarships for SBCC students.

SBCC scholarships are uniquely suited to our diverse student body. You don't have to be a perfect student to win a scholarship. If you have financial need, demonstrated academic achievement, or just a drive to succeed, one of SBCC's scholarships could be perfect for you!

The deadline for your scholarship application is March 1, 2013. Late applications will not be accepted. Why wait? Apply NOW at www.sbcc.edu/scholarships.

Questions? Contact Jorge Trujillo, Scholarship Coordinator, at jtrujillo@sbcc.edu.

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Mar

24


12:00 am

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break lasts from March 24 - March 29. There will be no classes held during Spring Break, but most offices will be open. The International Office will be closed due to construction during spring break but will be ABLE TO ASSIST STUDENTS on March 21, and March 24 -28. Stop by the office as we will have an update saying where you could find us if you need assistance during construction.

Don't forget! Students who wish to travel outside of the U.S. during Spring Break need to request a travel signature for the I-20. Bring your I-20 to the International Office at least one week prior to your travel date!

Finally, if you travel to Mexico, we recommend that you read the most recent travel advisory with information specific for each region and travel destination in Mexico: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5815.html. Take the contact information for your home country's embassy or consulate located in Mexico with you.

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April

Apr

01


4:00 pm

Summer Application Deadline

Summer Application Deadline

The deadline is April 1 for all new applicants who wish to attend SBCC beginning Summer session. Check out our application checklist on this website, under "Apply" for specific instructions about what must be submitted.

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May

May

17


8:00 am

Last Day of Instruction

Last Day of Instruction

May 17 is the last day of instruction for Spring semester 2014. Get ready for finals week from May 19 to May 24.

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May

23


5:00 pm

Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony

Join the graduating class of 2014 as they receive their degrees and awards. Families and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony and share in the excitement and honor of this event.

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May

24


12:00 am

Spring Semester ends

Spring Semester ends

May 24 is the official last day of the Spring semester. Enjoy the summer break!

International students who complete an Associate degree program have a 60-day grace period after the semester ends to either transfer to another school, apply for OPT, or return to their home country.

International students who will not return to SBCC after spring semester must submit a copy of their flight details to the International Office in order to close their F-1 visa immigration file. Students who will not earn an Associate degree are required to depart the U.S. within 15 days of the last day of the semester. The flight details can be e-mailed or faxed to an Advisor, or you can stop by the International Office and say good bye!

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August

Aug

04


1:00 pm

Assessment Test

Assessment Test

New international students who take advantage of the Early Bird Check-in will also be able to take part in the Early Bird Assessment Test. All new SBCC students take the Assessment Test to determine what level of English and Math classes they can enroll in during their first semester.

Check your Registration Steps sheet and appointment ticket for your test time and location. Bring a #2 pencil (you can buy one in the bookstore), your Assessment Test appointment card, and a form of personal ID (your passport is fine).

Good luck on the test!!

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January

Jan

05


8:00 am

Check in day for WAVE WEEK

Check-in Day

New international students who will arrive for Spring semester are encouraged to participate in the Check-in and registration week beginning January 12. These students will select their classes this week, and may have a wider variety of class times to choose from when planning their schedules.

Come to the International Office between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM with your immigration documents (I-20, VISA AND PASSPORT). You will receive an appointment ticket for the Assessment Test and instructions for the rest of the registration process

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August

Aug

08


8:00 am

ESL Advising & Registration

Advising is a chance for students to learn more about what is required to earn a degree, certificate, or transfer to a four-year institution.

After the ESL Group Advising session, students will register for classes for their first semester. Academic Counselors will be available to assist students with the registration process, and answer any questions about what classes to take and about how to use Pipeline. Students must attend this registration session to enroll in classes for the Spring Semester.

Due to limited course availability, we strongly recommend that students participate in Early Bird Check-in, Advising and Registration.

Remember, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all registered classes within 7 days of enrollment.

Read your Check-in documents to determine if you are assigned to session 1 or session 2 of Advising and Registration

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