Welcome to SBCC!
Meet our Staff
The International Student Support Program offers a variety of services catered to the needs of SBCC international students. Contact us Monday - Friday, between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST).
We welcome you to stop by! (Please note, due to Covid-19 the SBCC campus is currently closed. But you can still meet with someone by contacting the office to set up a ZOOM meeting with your Admissions Coordinator or your Counselor, or use the live chat on the bottom right of this page during regular office hours.)
At the International Education Center, you can find our International Admissions Coordinator, International Student Advisors, Academic Counselors, Insurance Specialist, and our Front Desk Staff who are happy to help you.
For general inquiries, please call (805) 730-4393 or contact the Admissions Coordinator or Student Advisor directly with the information below.
The International Admissions Coordinator reviews all international student applications and helps prospective students gain admission to SBCC.
Advisors provide guidance to F-1 visa students about F-1 visa status requirements, adjustment to SBCC culture, and SBCC resources. Your advisor is assigned based on your last name (family name).
If your family name begins with A - I:
If your family name begins with J - Q:
If your family name begins with R - Z
Students can stop by to see their Advisors to ask quick questions:
Monday through Friday
2 - 3 PM
If these times don't fit your schedule, contact your Advisor to make alternate arrangements.
Academic Counselors provide guidance in course selection, education plans, and clarification of your academic goals. Your counselor is assigned after you register in a class at SBCC.
Follow these steps to find your academic counselor's contact information or to schedule an appointment:
- Log onto your SBCC Pipeline account.
- Click on the "Starfish" tab at the top of the page.
- Click on the "Home" tab in the upper left hand corner.
- Click the "My Success Network" icon on the left hand side
- Find your Primary Academic Counselor and click on "Schedule Appointment"
To display your counselor's entire weekly schedule, click on the "week" tab. Available slots will say "sign up". Please email your counselor for possible schedule adjustments or if they are fully booked up and do not have any open slots.