Register for Classes
To register for classes, go to Pipeline. Log in with your Pipeline username and password and select Registration from the Student menu. 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.
- Step-by-Step English Registration Instruction Guide
- Step-by-Step Spanish Registration Instruction Guide
- Class Schedule Worksheet
Pre-registration requirements and holds must be 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|
|Bookstore Holds||Campus Bookstore||(805) 730-4047|
|Orientation Holds||Outreach and Orientation||(805) 730-4450|
|Financial Holds (Outstanding Balance)||Cashier's Office||(805) 730-4197|
|Dean's Holds||Dean, Educational Program
|Parking Citation Holds||Cashier's Office||(805) 730-4197|
|Registrar and other Holds||Admissions and Records||(805) 730-4300|
|Disqualification Holds||Student Development||(805) 730-4078|
|Collection Holds||First Financial Resources||(800) 747-2302|
View Holidays and Deadlines
If you have questions about your registration date, see Priority Registration. In person assistance is available in Admissions & Records, SS-110 on or after your
appointment. See Admissions & Records for office hours.
Prerequisites and corequisites are enforced for all classes. For more information, see Prerequisites and Corequisites.
Viewing Critical Course Dates:
Go to the Class Schedule or log in to Pipeline. From the Student menu, select Student Resources and then SBCC Class Schedules. 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 Pipeline and go to Registration. 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.
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 Pipeline and go to Registration. Follow the instructions on the Add/Drop Classes page for dropping a class.
Check the calendar for the deadline to drop with eligibility for a refund of enrollment and non-resident tuition. 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).
Check the calendar for the last day to withdraw from most classes without a withdrawal notation ("W"). Students who withdraw from a class after the last day to add/drop and before the last day to withdraw 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 the last day to withdraw 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 are available online. 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 sbcc.edu/financialaid/files/SUBJ.pdf
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.