Palomar College Learning For Success

Counseling Department

Counseling Services Division

New Student Education Planning

Education Planning Checklist for New Students

April through August

Attend a group session with a counselor to help you select classes for Summer  or Fall 2021.  Call the Counseling front desk at (760) 891-7511 to sign up for one of the sessions. Keep in mind, registration for both summer and fall semester begins May 3 . Here are some reminders about selecting classes.

May through August

Registration begins on May 3. Go to MyPalomar to register for courses. Everyone is assigned a specific date and time when to register. You can register on or after your registration time up through the first week of the semester. Register early to get the classes you want.

Attend a registration help session to get help registering for class. If you still need help selecting courses, then attend a course planning session first (step 1).

July through August

Undecided about your major? Conduct career exploration in the Summer to verify your career choice and make sure you have the appropriate major in our system. Call (760) 744-1150 extension 2194 to make an appointment or visit for more info.


Fall semester begins on August 23. Get ready for the semester by logging into your courses in Canvas, checking your Palomar student email, and getting your textbooks. Attend a webinar or watch a recording on how to be prepared for the semester.


Meet with a counselor in September to create a long term education plan. Book your appointment online after the semester starts or call (760) 891-7511.

Resources for New Students

Canvas and Tech Tips

Department Contact Information

Enrollment Services
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2164
Enrollment Services website

Financial Aid
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2366
Financial Aid website

Cashier's Office
(760) 744-1150, Ext.2114
Cashier's website

Palomar Promise
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 3931
Promise website


(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2220
Get Your Textbooks website

Disability Resource Center
(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2375
DRC website

(760) 744-1150, Ext. 2460
Athletics website