Steps to Apply

International students have specialized application instructions.

Admission Requirements

Before you apply, make sure you meet this admission criteria:

  • All applicants must have the equivalent of a 2.00 U.S. GPA or higher.
  • All applicants must be 17 years old or older by their first semester start date.  Students who are under 18 must submit a copy of the "minor forms" below with their application, and a copy of their high school diploma before the program start date.
  • English Proficiency Requirement for admission to the Academic Program. There are several options for you to meet our requirement (i.e. coursework, language school, standardized tests, etc.). We do not require TOEFL/IELTS.
  • Students who do not meet one of the English Proficiency Requirements may apply for the English Language Training Program.
  • Transfer students from U.S. language schools must have 80% attendance or higher at the language school.
  • Sufficient funding for the estimated Cost of Studies.

Apply Online

Click on "Apply Now" below to begin your application registration.

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Submit one application for the first term you wish to attend.

Use a valid email address. No agent email addresses accepted. Student personal email addresses only.

If you are currently studying at another institution and want to study at SBCC at the same time, follow these concurrent enrollment instructions. 


Submit Required Documents

Upload copies of the required documents listed in your online application account. This will include, but not limited to the following documents:

    • The application fee is waived for Summer II 2022  and Fall 2022 applications. The application fee is $75 for Spring 2023. Upload the $0 or $75 application fee receipt for the term you are applying for.
  • Requirements:

    • meet minimum amount required: Cost of Studies
    • must be written in or translated into English
    • issued within the past 6 months or less of your desired program start date
    • include the name of the account holder and account balance
    • liquid funds (savings and/or checking account)
    • have an official bank signature or stamp on financial institution letterhead
  • Provide a copy of your passport 

  •  Requirements:

    • Transcripts for all coursework completed in high school (secondary school), English language programs, and university or college. Transcripts should be translated into English by an official translator and/or translating agency. 
    • Unofficial transcripts are sufficient for admission purposes.
    • Official transcripts are required for athletic eligibility, and may be submitted at a later date. 
    • If you are under 18 years old at the time of your first semester start date, you will need to submit a high school diploma.
    • A high school diploma is not required for students who are 18 years old or older.
  • A reminder will be sent to you with the registration instructions after you are accepted to SBCC. 


Current F-1 Students in the U.S.  

If you are transferring to SBCC from another school in the U.S. complete the steps above, and upload the following additional documents to your online application:

Application Deadlines


Fall Semester

June 15 for new students 
July 1 for transfer/current F-1 students in the U.S.

Spring Semester 

November 1 for new students 
November 15 for transfer/current F-1 students in the U.S. 

Summer Session II 

May 1  

After you apply

  • We will begin processing Spring 2023 applications by September 1. After September 1 applications will be processed within 10 business days from the date you submit a complete application. IMPORTANT: Applications must have the student's personal email address on the application. 
  • Accepted students will be sent an Offer of Admission, I-20, and Registration Instructions via email. 
  • The Form I-20 is a nonimmigrant document you will need to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

If you have admission questions or need a correction to your online application, email send an email to:

Students with last name start with A-L: Contact Jennifer Eggertsen (

Students with last name start with M-Z: Contact Rosemary Santillan (