Student Success

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What We Do

Santa Barbara City College is committed to the Success of every student. There are many programs, services, courses and resources available to ensure your personal and academic success. A few minutes exploring this site and using some of these valuable resources could assure your success and save you time and money.

Explore your options!

If you don't yet know what services would best meet your current needs, you are encouraged to meet with an academic counselor or a career counselor to develop a personalized plan for success.

Enroll in Personal Development 100 - College Success!

If you are attending college for the first time since high school or have completed fewer than 24 units at SBCC or another college, or are currently on probation or disqualification status then you should enroll in PD 100.

Are you undecided or uncommitted to a major or career path?

That's normal for first time students. However, students who engage in a structured process of setting meaningful goals and developing a plan to achieve those goals (e.g. choosing a major, identifying a career direction and developing an educational plan) have a higher rate of success than students who remain undecided. By the time you complete 30 units of college level course work you should be well on your way to completing a systematic process that will guide you in making an informed and meaningful choice of major and career direction.

Get connected!

Students who become involved in college life through active participation in a special program or student life have a better chance at succeeding in college than those who go it alone. You are encouraged to check out the Special Programs site that will introduce you to several resources that will allow you to connect with excellent resources and other students with similar backgrounds or goals. Some of these programs have financial incentives and all will help you better connect with the college community. Several have been recognized by the state as exemplary student success programs.

If you do not find a program under Special Programs that meets your needs and/or eligibility you are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Life and ask about clubs and organizations that can help you get involved in college life.

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