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Orientation provides students with information about Santa Barbara City College's educational programs, support services, college facilities, student life, and students' rights and responsibilities.

SBCC college orientation is required for the following students: 

  • Never attended college before, or only attended while in high school and have a goal/plan of: 
    • Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement
    • Transfer to 4-year School
    • Basic English/Math/Reading Skills
    • Undecided Goal
  • New Transfer Students, enrolling at SBCC who previously attended another institution

College Orientation Options

Online Orientation
Available to students enrolling in: fall, spring and summer semesters
Please click on the above link to go to information about the Online Orientation.

Santa Barbara Area High School Student Orientation & Advising
Available to students enrolling in: fall and summer semesters
If you live in the Santa Barbara area, you may attend an on-campus Orientation & Advising program with your classmates in the spring. This is coordinated by your high school and is for local high school students only.

 If you have any questions regarding Orientation Options or are interested in taking a campus tour, please contact Enrollment Services at (805) 730-4450 or email

Department Orientation

Several instructional departments and support programs require an orientation and/or application procedures to familiarize students to the services, procedures and policies of the department or program. To view a listing of these programs click here.

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