Assessment is here to assist new and continuing students. One of the most important steps in the onboarding process is an accurate placement which aligns with your major and education plan.

Initial English and math placements are based upon multiple measure formulas from self-reported high school GPAs and grades via the online application and the "Palomar Placement and Pathways Survey" in the MyPalomar Student Center.

Click the video for instructions on how to obtain your initial English and math placement:

Requisite Clearances

Assessment also perform requisite clearances for the following courses:

  • Business 204
  • Economics 101, 102
  • All English courses
  • Engineering 126
  • All Math  courses
  • Philosophy 200
  • Physics 120, 200,  230
  • Psychology 205
  • Sociology 205
  • Speech 105

Students may submit unofficial high school or college transcripts, AP, SAT or ACT scores to change initial placement or for clearance into any of the courses listed above.

When submitting documentation, please email and include the following:

  • Unofficial transcripts or test scores in a .pdf format
  • Full name and Palomar ID number
  • The class you wish to take

We will respond to your email in the order it was received (typically within 24 hours).

Palomar Email and Palomar App

Stay up to date and in the know by downloading the Palomar app for easier access to your class schedule (Canvas), student email, and other important updates.