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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. Please note the following:

  • Prior to attending class planning, 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 virtual New Student Class Planning Sessions, via webinar. Read the information below and click on the red button for instructions on how to sign up for a class planning session.

For students starting this SUMMER, Class Planning webinars will be available to schedule in Starfish beginning March 20th.

We are offering at least one session per week beginning 4/4/23 for students starting at SBCC in Summer. 


For students starting this FALL, Class Planning sessions will be available to schedule in Starfish beginning April 17th.

We are offering at least three sessions per week beginning 5/3/23 for students starting at SBCC in Fall. 


**Please note: For New to College students, Summer registration begins on April 18th Class Planning sessions & Fall registration begins on June 6th. We recommend that students choose to attend a class planning session within two weeks of their registration date(s) and no sooner.

Class Planning Registration Instructions 

 Click Here for Class Planning Materials

 Next Steps After Class Planning


Local SB High School Students

Dear Local High School Mid-Year Graduate Students,
Class Planning will be offered in person at the local high schools. 
Dates will be coming soon.