SBCC's Academic Counseling center in the student services building.

Academic Counseling

Course planning, degree information and more


Start Here

Let's start by getting to know you. Please choose the last school that you attended to receive more information that's right for you.

Santa Barbara City College's academic counselor Katie at the service desk.

High School

Are you new to college?

Choose if the last school you attended was High School.

SBCC's academic counselor Vanessa at the services desk.

Another College or University

Have you already attended college?

Choose if you are transfering courses from another college or university.

SBCC academic counselor

Continuing and Returning Students

Are you an SBCC student?

Choose if you are a current or returning SBCC student.

We're Here To Help!

The academic counselors and support staff of the Academic Counseling Center are here to:

  • Assist students in planning and implementing immediate and long range academic and career goals.
  • Develop individualized Student Educational Plans (SEP).
  • Provide students with information regarding academic planning, institutional and transfer & SBCC requirements.
  • Counsel students on success strategies.
  • Provide referrals for major selection, career counseling and personal counseling.
  • Conduct Class Planning sessions for new students.
  • Conduct classroom presentations and workshops.
  • Teach Personal Development/College Success courses.
  • Collaborate with Transfer Center and Career Center and other student services to support student success.

 Contact us: (805) 965-0581 ext. 2285 or make an appointment with an academic counselor in Starfish or ask us an academic counseling question through our online forum, Ask Me

Location: Student Services Building, First Floor SS-120
Hours of Operation 

Monday and Thursday 
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 1:00 pm