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Frequently Asked Questions About the CLL

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How do I register?

There are three easy ways to register:

  1. Register Online
  2. Register In Person: You can register in person at the Schott Campus or Wake Campus during regular business hours.
  3. Register By Mail: Fill out the registration form in the print schedule, include personal check.

If you need assistance contact us at [email protected] or by phone, (805) 683-8200.

How do I transfer classes or cancel a class?

Transfers and cancellations can be made online or in person at the Schott Campus or Wake Campus. To request a refund, students must complete a Refund & Transfer Form. Instructions are here: Refund & Transfer Policies.

Where are the CLL classes held?

Most CLL classes are offered at the SBCC Wake Campus and SBCC Schott Campus. However, some classes are offered at a variety of community facilities. The schedule of classes will inform you where your class will be held.

Schott Campus
310 West Padre St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 687-0812

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Schott Campus Map

Wake Campus
300 N. Turnpike Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 964-6853

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Wake Campus Map

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How can I pay for registration?

CLL accepts checks, cash and major credits cards. Online registration requires a credit or debit card. Mail-in registration requires a check. You can pay with either a check, cash, or  a credit/debit card if you register in person at the Schott or Wake Campus.

What are materials and lab fees?

Materials fees include items used in class or taken home (e.g. handouts, food for cooking, clay for ceramics).

Lab fees include specialized classroom supplies, utilities, and personnel costs, and may include off-campus classroom rental fees.

Is tuition assistance available?

Yes. You can apply online or in person for needs-based tuition assistance. Tuition assistance is granted on the basis of need and availability. See the Tuition Assistance page.

How can I find out more about CLL teachers?

When viewing a class description on our online registration system, click on the teacher’s name for a short bio. You can also get to know our teachers and classes through our award-winning Look & Learn and Teacher Profiles video series.

How can I become a CLL teacher?

New professional experts in all fields are always welcome. We encourage you to apply to join our renowned CLL faculty, and/or to suggest new topics and classes. Go to our Teach page for more information.

Is CLL part of SBCC?

Yes. The CLL is an educational program of the college.

What is the CLL's Mission?

The CLL mission is to be responsive to the diverse lifelong learning needs of adult members of the Santa Barbara Community. The CLL aims to provide a broad range of high value education and enrichment classes and programs that are accessible to lifelong learners of every age.

What is the SBCC Policy on smoking and tobacco use on campus?

Santa Barbara City College is a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus. The tobacco-free, smoke-free policy applies to all SBCC campuses, including Wake and Schott.

How can I use my CLL eGift card?

eGift Cards

However, if you still have an eGift card – don’t worry! It’s easy to redeem it with the eGift redemption code sent to you by email or letter.

 How to Redeem eGift Cards

For detailed instructions about Redeeming eGift Cards, please click here.

If you need help, please e-mail [email protected] or call (805) 683-8200.


  • Class registrations made with eGift cards are subject to current Center for Lifelong Learning refund policies and practices.
  • Should a class cancel before it starts, the recipient is entitled to a full refund issued by check. Class transfers are also accepted as long as they are within the refund policy time limits.
What’s the Status of CEU’s?

The Center for Lifelong Learning has traditionally offered Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for purposes of medical or nursing license requirements in several of our course offerings. Requirements from State agencies have recently changed for licensed providers of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for CNA’s, RN/LVN’s and MFT/LCSW’s. We are sorry to announce that SBCC Center for Lifelong Learning is therefore no longer offering CEU’s. Please check online and with other local agencies for offerings elsewhere.

Click here for more information.

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