Welcome Prospective Students!

Outreach Services serves the College’s prospective student population. Are you looking to attend Palomar in the next few years? We are the resource for you!

Serving as official representatives of Palomar College providing presentations, tours, communication, social media, and information tables, we help future students determine if Palomar is right for their academic goals. We help those considering attending Palomar in the next few years, by helping them understand the degrees, services, and opportunities that our College and educational centers have to offer. The department works with prospective students at varied educational levels, from career changers to high school students, to re-entry and adult students, to military and veterans, to those who solely want to brush up on a skill or two.

Serving as one of many departments throughout the College who engage with the community we are proud to be the first stop for prospective students to explore Palomar College and the California Community College system. We attend or provide over 400 college or career activities each year for those looking to decide: "Is Palomar right for me?"

From there, let us help you with completing the application, navigating the steps to enroll and connecting you to a positive start at Palomar!


Engage. Inform. Inspire.


The mission of Outreach Services is to inspire the prospective student population with well-rounded information and quality service, regarding the degrees, resources and procedures of the College; To provide inclusive and equitable services to support students of diverse backgrounds, ages, abilities, education levels and career stages; To connect the community to the College, its centers and the opportunities provided within and; To support students in determining the right path for their educational goals and navigating how to begin that process.

Outreach and Promise staff putting up a welcome students sign
Sign Welcome Students - Campus Tours
Outreach Services Palomar Ambassadors at a college fair

Serving Palomar's Prospective Student Audience

The department of Outreach Services provides information for prospective future students who are looking to:

  • Learn more about Palomar College
  • Explore college options - "2-year schools", "4-year schools", private colleges and universities
    • Understand transferring, certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, etc.
    • Understand how a community college could fit within their academic plans
  • Understand Palomar's programs and services
  • Determine: "Is college a choice for me?" "Is Palomar the right choice for me?"
  • Navigate the Steps to Enroll

Menu of Services: Individuals and Families

At Palomar College

  • Campus Tour
  • Walk-in Application Assistance

Menu of Services: Groups

At Your Location or Virtually

  • General Presentations - Palomar College Overview
  • Application Workshops and Assistance
  • College-search Events, College/Career Fair, College-bound Parent Nights

At Palomar College

  • Group Tours
  • Application Assistance