Santa Barbara City College's Luria Library on West Campus.

Admissions Application

Thank You For Your Interest In Santa Barbara City College

Start Here

Make sure you have the following before beginning your application.
  • Your high school transcript with an accurate GPA (if you've graduated within the last 10 years)
  • A personal email address (you receive a student email account after registering for a class)
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN) if you have one (more information below)
  • Note: Online applications are processed within 30-45 minutes

Apply Here

Application is FREE and it is important that you complete BOTH steps:

Step 1: Create a CCCApply account by clicking the link below and receiving a CCCID

Step 2: Complete the application for admission

Application assistance: Support is now available 24/7 and during major holidays. Speak with a live technical consultant within 60 seconds or less. 

Call CCC Apply: 877-247-4836
TTY: 877-836-9332

Who Should Apply?

Admission is open to anyone who:
• Holds a high school diploma or equivalent; or
• Is 18 years old or older; and/or
• Is enrolled in high school and wishes to attend SBCC concurrently as a part-time student.

Applications for Summer/Fall must be submitted by any student who:
•Was not enrolled at SBCC the previous Spring; or
•Withdrew from all previous Spring SBCC classes on or before January 30 of the current year.

Applicants are urged to provide their Social Security number when applying to SBCC. The Social Security number will be needed for financial aid, employment, education tax credit, and for many special programs that require California certification. SBCC will provide a student identification number if the Social Security number is not provided. The student ID number will not replace the Social Security number. If you are seeking admission under the California Dream Act/AB 540, view more information here.

Admissions & Records will process your application and you will receive an email confirmation as well as an Enrollment Checklist in the mail. 

Supplemental Application Requirement

The programs below require supplemental applications. For additional application requirements for the programs listed below, contact the department directly 

  (805) 965-0581 x 4736

Apply In-Person

Students who would like to complete the Admissions Application other than online may contact the Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) Office for accessible accommodations.

Phone: (805) 965-0581 ext 4164 or (805) 730-4164


Send Your Transcripts

Contact all the schools you have attended and request to have your official transcripts sent to SBCC. Transcripts may be submitted separately from the application. Have your official transcripts sent to:

Admissions and Records
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

Selective Service Registration

In accordance with ECS 66500, the college is required to make every reasonable effort to inform all male applicants for undergraduate admissions of their obligation to register in accordance with the Federal Military Selective Service Act. 

Need Help?

For Admissions Application Assistance contact Admissions and Records during regular business hours, call (805) 730-4450 or email

Application assistance: Support is now available 24/7 and during major holidays. Speak with a live technical consultant within 60 seconds or less. 

Call CCC Apply: 877-247-4836
TTY: 877-836-9332

View semester start/end dates on the Academic Calendar