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New Student Class Planning

After completing our Steps to Enrollment you are ready to begin your New Student Class Planning

Creating an academic plan is a state mandated requirement of all students who are new to college, or attended only while in high school, and who plan to earn a Certificate, Associate Degree, or transfer to a four-year college. Please note: It may take up to 48 hours after you apply to SBCC to be able to register for a Class Planning session.

New Student Class Planning Sessions will help you develop a first semester class plan with a counselor and help you understand pre-requisites, skills advisories, and which courses to select to reach your educational goals.

Local SB High School Students

Dear Local High School Senior Students,
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, SBCC is not able to provide Class Planning on your high school campus. However, you still can complete Class Planning through our live webinar sessions via Zoom. Local high school students have the option of completing a Local High School Class Planning Session or a General Class Planning Session. Please use the following guide to assist you in understanding what Class Planning is, why you have to complete Class Planning, how to complete Class Planning, and what to do if you need help registering for Class Planning. 

We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. Please stay healthy!

All Other First-Time College Students Start Here:

  • Check your math and English placements in Pipeline
  • Complete Online Orientation(F-1 Visa Students: Complete your online orientation found here-> Online Orientation )
  • Seats are limited and sessions fill fast, plan in advance and register as early as possible to secure your spot.
  • If you are requesting a disability-related accommodation in order to access and/or benefit from class planning, contact Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) for consultation. To schedule an appointment to meet with a DSPS Specialist, please call (805) 730-4164 or visit SS-160. 

Register Now:

We offer two types of New Student Class Planning Sessions, either on campus or through webinar. However, due to COVID-19, our sessions will be through webinar only. Click on the button below for instructions on how to sign up for a class planning session.

For First-Time College Students starting this SUMMER/FALL 2022, Class Planning webinars are available now in Starfish! 

NOTE: We are offering at least 3 sessions per week. 

Class Planning Registration Instructions 

 Click Here for Class Planning Materials

 Next Steps After Class Planning