Registration is now open for the fall semester at Santa Barbara City College. Classes are open to everyone in the community, whether to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year university, or enjoy life-enrichment classes through the School of Extended Learning.

Based on recent guidance provided by the state, county and Centers for Disease Control, a substantial majority of courses will be conducted online. A limited number of credit courses will be offered in a face-to-face or hybrid format, maintaining appropriate health and safety protocols. The list of face-to-face credit courses is available at

All student services, including the Luria Library and the Cartwright Learning Resources Center, will be offered remotely. Courses scheduled for face-to-face or hybrid instruction will transition to an online format should public health restrictions be re-imposed due to COVID-19.

Instruction for School of Extended Learning classes will be offered primarily online through live video conference format. Information and updates available at

SBCC has been named the No. 1 Community College in the nation by the Aspen Institute, and for the third year in a row Value Colleges rated SBCC the No. 1 Community College as “a flawless investment.”

Fall semester starts Aug. 24. Students are encouraged to register as soon as possible to ensure entry into their desired classes.