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How to Apply

The first step in becoming a Palomar student is to apply for FREE.

1: Apply and Activate

Apply online at First, you will create an OpenCCC Account. Second, you will fill out the Palomar application. You will receive your Palomar Student ID number a few days after your application is complete. Activate your Palomar student email in the MyPalomar student portal.

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office:

Review Application Details

2: Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act application. Our school code is 001260. Apply for the California College Promise Grant at MyPalomar and submit any required financial aid documents to the Financial Aid Office. Apply for Scholarships at the Financial Aid website, generally in February of each year.

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office:

Review Financial Aid and Scholarship Details

3: Launch Your Success

Complete the Connect for Success eForm, intended to connect you to the resources that will support your academic success throughout your time at Palomar College.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Success:

Complete Online Orientation to help you to start your academic journey with the tools you need for success.

Questions? Contact Outreach and Onboarding Services:

Begin your career exploration now. Whether you are undeclared or secured with a major, we have many resources to support your career path

Questions? Contact Career Services:

Review Launch Your Success Details

4: Review Your Placement and Develop an Education Plan

English and Math placement are determined using information provided on your application. Review your placement in MyPalomar.

Questions? Contact Assessment Help:

Complete the Education Planning Checklist for New Students. Review the Palomar Pathways Mapper for your major. Schedule an appointment with a counselor to help you select classes.

Questions? Contact the Counseling Department:

Review Placement and Ed Plan Details

5: Register and Pay for Classes

Register on your Priority Registration Appointment date (or as soon as possible) to get the best selection of classes. Find your Registration Appointment time in MyPalomar.

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Success:

Pay for classes within 10 calendar days of registration to avoid being dropped from your courses. Pay enrollment fees online at MyPalomar.

Questions? Contact the Cashier’s Office:

Review Registration and Paying Details

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