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STEP 1
Apply to SBVC

Step 1: Apply to SBVC

First, sign in.

You can sign in at openccapply.net now, or you can wait until you finish this guide.

Once you are signed in, select "San Bernardino Valley College" from the menu.

Select SBVC from the menu

You will then need to complete all 9 (easy) steps of enrollment.

9 steps of enrollment
1. Enrollment Information

Here you choose your term (Fall, Spring, Summer, etc.) and your goal (what you intend to accomplish at SBVC).

2. Account Information

Make sure you fill in your most recent and reliable address and ways to contact you.

3. Education

Enter your high school and college information.

4. Citizenship/Military

Provide information that is applicable to you.

5. Residency

Here you are asked questions about your living history (where, when, etc.).

6. Needs & Interests

Do you need Financial Aid? Want to play sports? Interested in certain programs?

7. Demographic Information

These are some more personal questions about your identity. This information is kept confidential.

8. Supplemental Questions

Just a few more questions we have for you.

9. Submission

All that's left is checking a few boxes and clicking...

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Make sure you click "Save" any time you might have to step away from your keyboard so you don't lose your progress.

STEP 2
Apply for Financial Aid

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply sooner than later.

SBVC offers various forms of financial aid, suitable to almost any situation. We highly recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity to help fund the cost of your next degree.

The resident enrollment fee is $46 per unit. For more information, click here for the Enrollment Fees.

Fill out the FAFSA.

The FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) is pretty much your best friend. We know that it is a bit long, but we can help you every step of the way.

This document helps determine your financial need and aid eligiblity; in other words, "Do I qualify?" and "How much can I receive in aid?"

To receive the highest amount of financial aid, submit your FAFSA as soon as October 1, and before March 2.

(Need help? Follow our 4-step guide for filling out the FAFSA.)

Calculate the costs.

SBVC has this handy "Net Price Calculator" to help you calculate your college costs. This "net price" is the real price you will pay.

And, if you happen to apply for financial aid, the cost will be even lower. Click here to calculate your costs.

STEP 3
Attend New Student Orientation

Step 3: Attend New Student Orientation

Let's get you oriented.

This is a one-time step, so if you have already done this, just skip to Step 4.

Orientation will help you to learn about our college course offerings, programs and services, campus culture and student life, student rights and responsibilities, and more.

To start your online orientation visit valleycollege.edu/online-orientation, or take the following steps:

  • Visit valleycollege.edu/webadvisor
  • Log in
  • Scroll down the Current Student Menu
  • Choose SBVC--Other Services
  • Select SBVC On-line Orientation
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Schedule your orientation as soon as you can. Our students are more successful when they are "on top of the ball."

Exemption from orientation.

You may be exempt from orientation if one of these applies to you:

  • You have graduated with an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. (You will need to provide a copy of transcripts as documentation of degree attainment.)
  • You have enrolled at the college for a reason other than career development or advancement, transfer, attainment of a degree or certificate of achievement, or completion of a basic skills or English as a Second Language course sequence.
  • You are enrolled at SBVC solely to take a course that is legally mandated for employment as defined in section 55000 or necessary in response to a significant change in industry or licensure standings.
  • You are enrolled as a special admit student pursuant to Education Code section 76001.

If you think you may be exempt from orientation, please call the Counseling Center at 909-384-4404.

STEP 4
Complete the Assessment Process

Step 4: Complete the Assessment Process

Assess where you are.

This will assist counselors in helping you select courses for the semester. (Not all students are required to take this assessment.)

SBVC uses the Guided Self-Placement and Questionnaire and ESL Assessment. Its job is to assess you in various areas.

  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • (ESL) Language Use
  • (ESL) Reading Skills
  • (ESL) Sentence Meaning

Note: A valid picture ID (driver's license, passport, school ID, etc.) is required in order to take the assessment test.

If you have questions about the placement test, find help here, or call the Assessment Center at 909-384-8955.

STEP 5
Meet with Counseling

Step 5: Get Counseling

Map out your schedule, 1-on-1.

Before you register for your classes, you will create an Education Plan with your counselor. This is a vital road map to help keep you within lanes during your educational journey.

Meet the counselors at SBVC

You will create one of these plans during 1) your in-person orientation, or 2) a standard counseling appointment. You'll be paired with one of our expert counselors, whom you can ask any and every question about your educational goals at SBVC.

After meeting with your counselor, you will have a complete list of courses to take that are personally catered to your career path.

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Appointments are given on a first-come, first-served basis. (The best times to schedule: September and October in fall semester, and February through mid-March in the spring semester.)

STEP 6
Register for Classes

Step 6: Register for Classes

It's time to register.

Once you have completed each of these steps...

You are now eligible to register for your classes! Once registered, you can obtain your picture Student ID at the Office of Student Life (CC-128).

Click here to view all open classes.

STEP 7
Pay Fees

Step 7: Pay Fees

Pay for fees.

This is the last and final step in the application process and is performed during your class registration in the previous step.

Here's what you need to know about paying fees:

  • You can pay fees online by signing into WebAdvisor.
  • You can pay in person by visiting the Admissions & Records Office (AD/SS-100).
  • Payments must be made before fee payment deadlines, or you may be dropped from those classes. You can find payment deadlines by logging into your WebAdvisor.

Still have questions about payment? Visit the Financial Aid department, or email us at faid@valleycollege.edu.