Checklist for Success


Below is a checklist for your journey to success. Keep in mind that you may need to complete steps earlier or later in your own journey.  Use the units as a guideline of when to complete the steps.

0 units (New Students)

In addition to the Steps to Enrollment:

1 – 14 units

15 – 29 units

      • See a counselor for a comprehensive education plan
      • Take COUN 165 (Career Exploration) if still undecided
      • Attend Career Discovery Day in spring
      • Explore TAG requirements for UC
      • Look into AD-Ts for CSU
      • Attend College Fair in October

30 – 44 units

      • See a counselor to update education plan
      • Declare major in Admissions or in Counseling
      • Attend application workshop through Transfer Center:

*Apply to the CSU October 1 – November 30
*Apply to the UC November 1 – 30
*Private and out-of-state universities – application periods vary

 45 – 59 units

      • See a counselor to plan for graduation
      • Attend Career Center Job Expo in spring
      • Create a resume and cover letter in the Career Center
      • Apply for summer internships in October – February

60 units and more

      • Apply for Financial Aid by March 2 for universities in California
      • Apply for AA/AS/ADT in the semester you are completing the last course
      • Print Application for Graduation in MyPalomar. Submit to Admissions by 2/28, 6/30, or 9/30
      • Go to Student Life and Leadership website for Commencement (graduation) details
      • Apply for CSU GE/IGETC certification if completing the pattern.  Use Application for Graduation in MyPalomar.
      • Submit Intent to Register to universities
      • Submit final transcripts to universities after completing the final semester.

Last modified on January 24, 2024