Apply and Register for Classes at SBCC or Online

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to technical issues, our online approval process is down. You must still apply to the college online, but parent consent and counselor approval will require a paper form. Please follow the links below.

Take advantage of the course offerings at SBCC to help you reach your goals.  Find the current online schedule here. Please note that some courses are restricted to high school students (view FAQ for details).

A few tips before you get started

  • All steps need to be completed in the order listed as each step builds on the previous.
  • Use the tutorials and guides in each section to avoid errors and prevent delays

Steps to Complete:

  • Your counselor will help you find a class that meets your needs and interests.

  • Apply to the college online here.  Please review our application guide to answer application questions correctly. 

    NOTE: If you are currently taking an SBCC class, your application is still valid for the following term and you can skip this step.

  • Go to Pipeline, the online student portal, and follow the prompts to 'Find Account.' You will need the last four digits of your social security number or your CCCID. Find your K# so your parent can complete the online parent consent form. Where is my CCCID?  Where is my K#?

  • 4A. Have your parent/guardian complete the online Parent Consent Form. For instructions please visit parent page here. Your parent/guardian only needs to do this once.  Follow this guide to find out if your parent consent form is on file.

    4B. Students must get high school counselor approval to request courses. To submit a request to your counselor, you will need your pipeline username/password and high school counselor's email address. To look up a counselor's email address, check our High School Contacts page or visit your school website. 

    If you are a student and ready to submit the Approval Form click here.  You can deliver the form to Admissions and Records office at 721 Cliff Drive, Dual Enrollment Office at 310 W. Padre Street, or email it to Please note that it takes 3-5 working days to process the approval form once your submit to SBCC. Follow this guide to find out if your form has been processed. 

    For a step-by-step guide to the approval form click here. 

  • Note the open registration date for all students. This is the first opportunity to register for your class and secure your spot. Check your class schedule for critical drop dates.

    **Be sure to check your course for any prerequisites. Prerequisites must be met before the system will allow you to register. Click here for information on meeting prerequisites. 

    Find your class in the online class schedule here.

  • Pay any mandatory fees (transportation, health) within seven days of registering for the class to avoid being dropped. Dual enrollment students do not pay the per unit enrollment fee if they enroll in less than 12 units. For classes taken at the main campus, only mandatory health, transportation, and student rep fees apply. Online classes only require a health fee.

     Click here for fee information.  

  • Book and supply costs vary per class. Look up required texts and materials at the SBCC Bookstore. Please note purchase return deadlines on your receipt. A book grant is available in the summer onlyAsk your high school counselor for details.
  • All official campus correspondence goes to your Pipeline email account. If you have another primary email, please forward your SBCC email using this tutorial.

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