Orientation provides students with information about Santa Barbara City College's educational programs, support services, college facilities, student life, and students' rights and responsibilities.

SBCC college orientation is required for the following students: 

  • Never attended college before, or only attended while in high school and have a goal/plan of: 
    • Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement
    • Transfer to 4-year School
    • Basic English/Math/Reading Skills
    • Undecided Goal
  • New Transfer Students, enrolling at SBCC who previously attended another institution

Special Departmental Orientations

Some departments and programs also require their own orientation as a condition of enrollment or participation. Click here to find out more about departmental orientations.

Orientation Options

We offer a variety of orientation options to meet the needs of our students. Find the description that best matches you and choose one of the recommended college orientation options:

International students - Visit the International Student site for information.