Become a Student

No matter your career or educational goals, your future truly starts here at San Bernardino Valley College. For over 90 years, SBVC has been a great place to get started on reaching your career and educational dreams. At SBVC, you can enhance your job skills, take an online class or transfer to a 4-year school.

If you already know what subject you would like to study, browsing through our list of academic and career programs is a great place to start

Step 1

Apply for Admission & Financial Aid

Your first official steps towards becoming a college student can both be completed online. Although applying for financial aid is not required, you don’t want to miss any available assistance in paying for college.

Step 2

Attend Student Orientation

From figuring out where to get an I.D. card and tutoring assistance to understanding college guidelines and setting up your goals, this session will help you understand how to be successful in transitioning into college.

Step 3

Schedule an Appointment to Take the Guided Self-Assessment and Questionnaire

To make sure you have the best chance at succeeding in the Math and English course that’s right for you, prospective students are asked to complete the guided self-placement before selecting your classes.


Step 4

Schedule an Academic Counseling Appointment

SBVC counselors are ready to help you find the quickest path from where you are today to what you want to achieve. Appointments are highly recommended.

Step 5

Register & Pay Fees

Now you’re ready to select and pay for your classes—both of which can be done online.