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Dear Parents/Guardians:

As a participant in our Early Acceptance Program, your student will be given priority registration for fall 2013.  Registration begins July 1.  We would like to make you aware of what your student needs to do.  The first step is to complete the assessment.  Here are your student’s options:

  • Test at their high school.   Please check with the high school counseling office to see if we will be coming to their school. If so, make your assessment appointment at their high school.
  • Come to Palomar as a group with their high school.  Several schools are coming to the Palomar campus in Escondido or San Marcos to take our assessment.  Check with their high school Counseling Office to see if their high school will be coming as a group.
  •  Make an appointment to come to Palomar College, San Marcos or Escondido campus, during February or March for a special EAP testing session.  Please call (760) 744-1150 ext. 2182, 2476 or 2383 to make an appointment.
  • Schedule an assessment appointment in April at the Palomar campus in San Marcos or Escondido to take our assessment.  Our April schedule will be posted mid March.  We will have 9-10 testing sessions per week in San Marcos; 3-4 at Escondido.  Go online to and click on Assessment in the “Quick Links.”  When attending a session, inform the proctor that you are a 2013 graduating senior.

The next step after taking the assessment is to attend a Saturday counseling session:

  • View the orientation.  Students must go to the Assessment web page, and click on Orientation to view the orientation.  Students must read and answer the questions correctly in order to move on to the next section in the orientation.

  • Have your students make an appointment with a counselor.  Saturday appointments will be available in March, April and May with a counselor at Palomar (San Marcos campus) to develop an educational plan with a counselor. 

  • Students may make an appointment online beginning February 28Go to the Reservation/Appointment Information page for information on how make a reservation for an orientation.  After the counseling session, students may register on July 2 using eServices from any location.  Students need to check their eServices account to see what time they are able to register on July 2.

If your student is planning to transfer from Palomar to University of California, San Diego (UCSD), you are invited to a attend a session giving information about our UniversityLink Program.  This program is a guaranteed admission program for students who are planning to transfer to UCSD.  This event will be held on:         

Wednesday, May 29, 6:00 pm , MD-157
Tuesday, June 25, 6:00 pm, MD-157

We are very proud of our EAP event and welcome all graduating seniors to participate.  Please contact our Assessment Center if you have any questions:  (760) 744-1150 ext. 2182.


Lynda Halttunen, Dean of Counseling Services
Jose Luis Ramirez, Assessment Coordinator/School Relations

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Last Updated: 2/28/2013