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Welcome to Assessment!

Assessment, Advisement, and Orientation is required for all new beginning students!  All students must submit an application for admission before an appointment for Assessment, Advisement and Orientation can be made. 

Appointments can be made online by clicking here. If you have any difficulty, please call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2383 or 2476.  Provide your Palomar ID number, phone number and the day and time you would like for your appointment.  If you do not know your ID number, please go to eServices.


Assessment - Identifies a student's present level of skills in English, reading and math.

Advisement - Students receive their results and are made aware of the level of English, reading and math which they may register for.

Orientation - The orientation gives an overview of instructional programs and support services. Certificate, degree and transfer requirements are discussed to assist the student with registration. This process, along with assessment and advisement takes approximately three hours.

Student ACCESS/Assessment Center SU-1.  Walk into campus and find the flag pole.  Find the chairs and tables in a commons area.  You will be facing the Student Union.  We are located directly behind the Student Union.  Assessment Center sign is on our building. (Click here for map)
Allow 30 minutes for parking. Obtain a parking permit from Campus Police at college main entrance from West Mission Road.
Assessment begins promptly at time indicated; no one will be admitted late.  Assessment will take approximately three (3) hours.

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