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Steps to Enroll in Classes
A Checklist for New and Returning Students
Students may  meet with the counselor to:
  • Develop an educational plan
  • Talk about assessment scores
  • Examine future career choices
  • Discuss academic problems or concerns
  • Get information about financial aid
  • Explore choices in 4-year transfer options
How to be prepared for your appointment:
Be prepared to talk about your academic goals (major, degree/certificate objective) and/or career objectives, even if you are unsure about what those goals may be.  Also, make sure to bring the following to your appointment:
  • A list of questions to ask
  • Copies of transcripts from other colleges, AP or IB scores
  • Paperwork from previous appointments such as educational plan, PCC transcripts, general education checklists and any additional research.
Schedule your appointment early to avoid the rush.  Waiting the week before classes start is generally not a good idea because it will be late in the registration process, classes will be full, and appointments will be booked 1 week out.
Go to the Appointments web page for more information on making an appointment with a counselor.  For counselors in special programs and populations, go to the Additional Counseling Services web site.
Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone:  (760) 744-1150