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Admissions Application

Apply Now for Spring 2017 Semester (1/17/17 - 5/13/17)

Summer & Fall 2017 Admissions Application Available HERE! 

You may view the semester start and end dates on the SBCC Academic Calendar  


Online applications are processed within 30-45 minutes.

Admission is open to anyone who:

• Holds a high school diploma or equivalent;
• Is 18 years old or older; and/or
• Is enrolled in high school and wishes to attend SBCC concurrently as a part-time student.

Applications for Summer/Fall 2017 must be submitted by any student who:

•Was not enrolled at SBCC in Spring 2017; or
•Withdrew from all Spring 2017 SBCC classes on or before January 30, 2017.

How to Apply

Apply ONLINE in English or Spanish. There is no fee for submitting an application. Some programs require supplemental applications

View SBCC Programs of Study

Applicants are urged to provide their Social Security number when applying to SBCC.  The Social Security number will be needed for financial aid, employment, education tax credit, and for many special programs that require California certification. SBCC will provide a student identification number if the Social Security number is not provided.  The student ID number will not replace the Social Security number.

Admissions & Records will process your application and you will receive an email confirmation as well as an Enrollment Checklist in the mail. The Checklist will detail whether or not Assessment, Orientation and Advising are required based on the educational goal and/or transfer plan you have selected on your application.

Admissions Application Assistance:

For assistance completing the online admissions application you may come in person to Admissions & Records or call (805) 730-4450.


For students seeking admission under the California Dream Act /AB 540, see

Supplemental Application Requirement

For additional application requirements for the programs listed below, contact the department directly, or Enrollment Services at (805) 730-4450.

Associate Degree Nursing

     (805) 730-4166

Vocational Nursing

     (805) 730-4166

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

     (805) 730-4166

Home Health Aide (HHA)

     (805) 730-4166


     (805) 730-4166

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

     (805) 730-4166

Cosmetology Academy

     (805) 683-4191

Honors Program

     (805) 965-0581 x 4736

Marine Diving Technologies

     (805) 730-4226

School of Culinary Arts (SCA)

     (805) 730-4258

Learning Communities

     (805) 965-0581 ext. 2403


Accessible Accommodations

For students who would like to complete the Admissions Application other than online may contact the Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) Office:

Phone: 805 965 0581 ext 2364 or 805 730 4164



Send Your Transcripts

Contact all the schools you have attended and request to have your official transcripts sent to SBCC. There may be a fee. Have your official transcripts sent to:

Admissions & Records
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394.

Transcripts may be submitted separately from the application.

Selective Service Registration

In accordance with ECS 66500, the college is required to make every reasonable effort to inform all male applicants for undergraduate admissions of their obligation to register in accordance with the Federal Military Selective Service Act. In meeting these guidelines, the following information is provided:

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