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All new students are strongly encouraged to participate in college orientation. However, college orientation is required for new students who have never been to college or only attended while in high school (first-time college students) and have an Educational Goal on their SBCC application of:

* Associate Degree, or

* Transfer to a four-year institution, or

* Basic English/Math/Reading skills or

* Students with a Transfer Plan to a four year college or university on their SBCC application.

New Transfer students enrolling at SBCC who previously attend 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 May. 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 Admissions & Outreach Services at (805) 730-4450 or  fill out their online inquiry form.


Departmental 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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