Register for Classes
To register for classes, go to Pipeline: http://pipeline.sbcc.edu. Secure your Pipeline username and password, log in, and go to Registration and Student Records. Review your registration status, which will include your pre-registration requirements (HOLDS) and your registration appointment time. Your registration appointment date is based upon units completed at SBCC, your educational goal, transfer plan and enrollment status.
Pre-registration requirements and holds must cleared prior to registration. For information on clearing specific holds, contact:
|Assessment Holds||Assessment Center||(805) 730-4149|
|Advising Holds||Counseling Center||(805) 730-4085|
|Orientation Holds||Outreach and Orientation||(805) 730-4450|
|Financial Holds (Outstanding Balance)||Cashier's Office||(805) 730-4197|
|Dean's Holds||Dean, Educational Programs-Student Services||(805) 730-4078|
|Registrar and other Holds||Admissions & Records||(805) 730-4300|
Effective Spring 2013, SBCC has implemented revised procedures for enrollment priorities consistent with the recommendations from the Board of Governors Student Success Task Force. The enrollment priorities are defined in Administrative Procedure 5055.
|1. Eligible EOPS, DSPS, CalWORKS, veterans,
current and former foster youth up to age 24
|2. Eligible continuing students who have completed 100
or fewer units at SBCC (excluding ESL and Basic Skills)
|3. Eligible currently enrolled first semester students||November 20|
|4. Eligible new to college local high school graduates||December 2|
|5. Eligible new, new transfer, and returning students||December 4|
6. Personal Enrichment students and students who have completed
|7. Open registration, including dual enrollment students||December 16|
*In very rare cases, a student who has completed over 100 degree applicable units at SBCC may be eligible to Petition for Reinstatement of Priority Enrollment.
Register online on or after your appointment time by going to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu and selecting Registration and Student Records. In person assistance is available in Admissions & Records, SS-110 on or after your appointment. Go to www.sbcc.edu/admissions for office hours.
Pay fees online. For information on payment options and deadlines, go to www.sbcc.edu/fees. For information on Board of Governors Fee Waivers, financial aid, scholarships,
etc. go to www.sbcc.edu/financialaid.
Prerequisites and corequisites are enforced for all classes. For more information, go to http://www.sbcc.edu/prerequisitepolicy.
Viewing Critical Course Dates:
Go to the Class Schedule at www.sbcc.edu/classes or log in to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu, go to Registration and Student Records, and select Class Schedule. Search for the class. Click on the CRN (Course Reference Number) to view:
-Last day to add
-Last day to drop with a refund
-Last day to drop without a "W"
-Last day to withdraw
Open classes may be added to your schedule prior to the start of the semester. During the first two weeks of the semester (first week during the summer session), you may add semester length classes with permission from the instructor. To add a class, attend the first class meeting. If space is available, ask the instructor for an Add Authorization Code. Log in to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu and go to Registration and Student Records. On the Add/Drop Classes page, input the CRN (Course Reference Number) of the class you wish to register for and click on "submit changes." Enter the Add Authorization Code and click "verify" to continue. Submit your changes, review your schedule and pay fees.
To add an online class after the semester has started, contact the instructor for an Add Authorization Code and follow the instructions outlined above.
Instructor permission is not required to register in an open short course before the starting date of the course. After the start date, request an Add Authorization Code from the instructor and follow the instructions above before 20% of the course has been completed.
Dropping a Class:
As the student, you are responsible for dropping classes by the stated deadlines. If you register in a class and later change your mind, it is your responsibility to drop the class. Review your Schedule/Bill for course deadlines. Log in to http://pipeline.sbcc.edu and go to Registration and Student Records. Follow the instructions on the Add/Drop Classes page for dropping a class.
For most Fall 2013 classes, the deadline to drop with eligibility for a refund of enrollment and non-resident tuition is September 7, 2013. Short courses must be dropped before 10% of the course has been completed to be eligible for an enrollment/tuition refund. Review your Schedule/Bill for your course deadlines.
Refunds for enrollment fees are not automatically awarded. A student must first officially drop class(es) and file a refund request with the Cashier's Office. Enrollment and tuition refunds are granted for classes a student officially withdraws from by Saturday of the second week of the semester (Friday of the first week in summer). Refunds for other fees are given only for complete withdrawal prior to the first day of the semester. A refund check less a $10 processing charge will be mailed to students. For more information on refunds, contact the Cashier's Office.
Classes with insufficient registration may be canceled. Upon completion of a refund form, fees will be returned to the student for any canceled class(es).
Withdrawal from Class(es):
The last day to withdraw from most Fall 2013 classes without a withdrawal notation ("W") is September 7, 2013. Students who withdraw from a class between September 8 and October 25, 2013 will have a withdrawal notation for that class on their academic record. Short courses must be dropped before 20% of the course has been completed to be eligible for a drop without "W." For some very short courses, 20% of the course may be the first day of class. Review your Schedule/Bill for your course deadlines.
Students registered in a semester length class after October 25, 2013 must receive an evaluative grade (A, B, C, D, F, Pass, No Pass) or Incomplete (I) for the class. Students registered in short courses after the day that 60% of the course has been completed must receive an evaluative grade.
Pass/No Pass Petitions may be obtained from Admissions & Records or from your instructor. For Fall 2013 classes, petitions must be returned with the approval signature from your instructor no later than September 27, 2013. Review your Schedule/Bill for your course deadlines. Pass/No Pass grading is not permitted within a student's major.
SBCC's Course Repetition policy changed significantly effective Summer/Fall 2012.
It is important that you understand these changes as you select your classes. These
changes include a new definition of what constitutes an "enrollment." Title 5, section
58161 states that an enrollment occurs when a student receives an evaluative grade
(A, B, C, D, F, P, NP) or a non-evaluative symbol (W). For more information, view the policy update.
Beginning in January 2012, new federal regulations for Financial Aid limit the number of times that a passed class can be considered for financial aid payment. Students can only repeat a previously passed course one time and be paid federal financial aid for it. For courses excluded from this financial aid repeat policy, please see the list at http://www.sbcc.edu/financialaid/files/SUBJ.pdf
Maximum Semester Units:
Students are permitted to register in a maximum of eighteen (18) units per semester (Fall/Spring). However, students with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (G.P.A.) with 12 or more units (excluding ESL) completed at SBCC may request to enroll in up to 20 (twenty) units with Admissions & Records approval.
Permission to register in excess of twenty (20) units requires counselor authorization. Students who do not have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (G.P.A) at SBCC and/or who have academic records from another college or high school may take in excess of eighteen (18) units with counselor authorization.
During Summer Session, students are permitted to register in a maximum of eight (8) units for the six-week session. However, students with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (G.P.A.) at SBCC may request to enroll in up to nine (9) units with Admissions & Records approval.
Permission to enroll in excess of nine (9) units requires counselor authorization. Students who do not have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (G.P.A.) at SBCC and/or who have academic records from another college or high school may take in excess of eight (8) units with counselor authorization.
Students are expected to attend classes regularly. A student who does not attend the first meeting of a class may be dropped as a "no show." An instructor may drop students prior to the withdrawal deadline for excessive absences. As a guideline, absence is considered excessive if a student misses three class meetings, or the equivalent of one week of class.
If you decide to drop a class, it is your responsibility to officially withdraw by the deadline.
Non-attendance does not constitute an official drop. Do not depend on the instructor to drop you. Failure to officially withdraw by the deadline may result in a failing grade.