Palomar College Learning For Success

Counseling Department

Counseling Services Division

Welcome to Counseling!



Please use our online booking system to meet with a counselor in a group or 1 on 1 session. If you have never had an appointment, call (760) 891-7511 to make an appointment as the online booking system will not work for students who have never met with a counselor. Call early in the morning to check for cancellations for same day appointments.

Drop-In Counseling Sessions
Mondays: 10 am – 3 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 1 pm
Thursdays: 10 am – 3 pm

Zoom Link:

Helpful Resources

Quick Tips on the Application

Here are some quick tips on how to complete the application for Palomar College.

palomar application Presentation

Click on the image below to view a presentation on how to apply:


Start with General Education coursework according to whether or not you want an Associate degree, or want to transfer to the CSU, or transfer to the UC. See point #3 above for more information.

For English, English as a Second Language, and math placement, take a look at the Math and English First site.

View this video on general education to learn how to interpret the guides.

If you want . . .

An Associate degree, then look for coursework for your major in the Palomar Pathways Mapper tool. View this video on how to use the mapper.

A Bachelor’s degree from the CSU, then see if Palomar has an Associate Degree for Transfer for your major; then, find that degree in the Palomar Pathways Mapper tool.

A Bachelor’s degree from the UC or if you do not see your CSU major in the list of Associate Degrees for Transfer, then refer to for coursework for your major.

A Bachelor’s degree from out of state or from a private university, see if Palomar has an agreement with the university.

Learn about crashing classes.

More information on waitlists.

Use the Open Class Search tool to look for available courses.

The faculty and staff in the Counseling Division at Palomar College stand against racism and discrimination. We support the efforts of Black Lives Matter in bringing awareness to police brutality and we will not tolerate history continually repeating itself with respect to systematic and institutional discrimination.

“Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported…we acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities…we work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people.” (BLM, 2020)

We will continue to support an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion. We will continue to stand in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to combat racial marginalization and oppression. We are here to listen, learn, and support by providing personal counseling for anyone who has been impacted.

In Unity,

Palomar College Counseling Division

Learn more about becoming a Puente student.

Learn more about becoming an Umoja student.

Find balance by exploring the 6 dimensions of wellness.

Announcements and Upcoming Events

How to check your email for your Zoom Online Counseling Appointment

Please complete the daily pre-screening form. Please be ready to show the “you are cleared” confirmation before meeting with a counselor.

Find your math course based on  your path and math recommendation.