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How To Become A Student

See Important changes in Spring Registration Payments below...

Step 1-Apply:

ALL NEW students and those who have missed ONE or more semesters at SBVC must complete the Application for Admission. Wait one business day for an email containing information on:

  • Student Identification # (I.D.#)
  • How to Log in to WebAdvisor (Testing, Orientation, etc.) 

High School / Concurrent students apply online each semester. 

International Students, please see requirements for admission.

If you attended last semester you’re a continuing student; NO additional application required.

Step 2-Orientation & Assessment Appointments Online:

New students are required to complete Orientation in WebAdvisor and test unless exempt. Assessment identifies present levels of skill in Englis, Math, Reading and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. You are not be denied admission based on assessment results. Assessment Appointments can be made ONLINE.  The Ability To Benefit Appointment is made in the Financial Aids Office. You may be eligible for a waiver, see Counseling.

  • Complete Orientation in WebAdvisor -print out Orientation Certificate.
  • Set Assessment Appointment ONLINE.
  • Bring the printed Orientation Certificate/picture identification to the Assessment Test.

Step 3-Plan Classes:

Take time to consult with a Counselor to discuss pre-requisites, programs offered and Special Services.  Consider the eSchedule of Classes for Summer 2014 as you make your course selections, create a schedule that fits in with your life. Consider the following when choosing classes:

Step 4 - The Priority Registration Date:

All students are placed in a Registration Priority Category for Summer 2014. Login to your WebAdvisor account to verify your category.

Step 5 - Register for Class:

See Step by Step Instructions to add a class online.

Step 6 - Calculate fees:  


Each course listed will have a “unit” value. Your fees are calculated by these units. Calculations are confirmed online in your student account. See about Enrollment Fees and how to calculate all required fees.

The Financial Aid Office has a variety of programs that may assist low-income students in reaching their goals. Financial Aid must be processed 24 hours prior to registering online.