SBCC students in a classroom at Santa Barbara City College's main campus.

Assessment Center

Math and English assessment tests are no longer required.

SBCC uses multiple measures, including high school grade point average, coursework, and specific grades for placement into Math & English courses that are not English as a Second Language courses.

This data was collected when you applied to the college. If we do not have your high school information, you will need to submit a supplemental form (see step #4 below). If you feel you mis-reported your high school data on your application you can email a copy of your transcript to to see if your placement levels need to be updated. 

Important: Dual Enrollment Students seeking to take SBCC classes with Math and/or English prerequisites need to have their high school counselor submit the appropriate Counselor Form For Student Placement on the Dual Enrollment website

To look up your Math and English placements:

  1. Log onto your Pipeline account
  2. Under the STUDENT tab, click on STUDENT RECORDS
  4. If we don't have a placement for you, please click on the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM (link in Pipeline) to submit the information required for placement 

Have an Assessment Hold?

If you have a New Student Assessment Hold that is preventing you from registering for classes or registering for a Class Planning Session it's likely because you need to submit the HIGH SCHOOL DATA FORM. This form allows you to submit the information required for placement. 

Please follow these step-by-step directions for help filling out the High School Data Form


Book an appointment for a phone call or email

Spanish Language or other Prerequisite Questions?

View options for clearing a prerequisite on the Transcript Evaluation Office website 

OEI test proctoring

For assistance please email

ESL Assessment

Oprima aquí para más información acerca de como presentar el examen de nivelación de Inglés como Segundo Idioma. Los estudiantes que tomarán clases de ESL necesitarán presentar el examen de ESL. 

Click here for information about taking the English as a Second Language exam. Students enrolling in ESL courses need to complete the ESL assessment test. 

Further resources:

Which English course is best for me?   

Which Math course is best for me?       

Additional Alternatives to Testing

Math, English, and ESL Flow Charts

Prerequisite Clearance Process