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I’ve applied. Now what?

Please follow the steps below in order for your Promise application to be considered for review. Spaces are limited.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis pending program funds. It is important that you follow these next steps in order for your Promise application to be considered.

1. Look for your Palomar Student ID number, over email, 24 - 72 hours after your Palomar College application is complete.

2. Activate your Palomar student email in the MyPalomar student portal.

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3. Download the Palomar College Mobile app to add/drop classes, pay fees, and find your textbooks.

Important:  Financial Aid and Promise will only send emails to your Palomar student email account. Please check this email account frequently for important updates.

 

Questions? Call the Palomar College Information Services Help Desk at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2140 or dial directly using (760) 891-7140.

Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act application and include Palomar College school code 001260. You must have an official financial aid application on file with the college.
•Log on to your MyPalomar student portal to track your financial aid status
•For quick questions, email finaid@palomar.edu
•Visit our Financial Aid website or check out our Financial Aid TV video selections for general information.

Questions? Call the Financial Aid Office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2366

Orientation is mandatory for all new Palomar College students. Visit www.palomar.edu/orientation to complete your orientation online.

  • Login to the MyPalomar student portal and look for the Orientation link in your To-Do list.
  • Click here for instructions on how to complete the Online Orientation.

 

Questions? Call Outreach and Onboarding Services at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3756

Contact the Promise Office or Counseling Services to schedule  a group session with a counselor to help you select classes. Students participating in other special programs may also schedule a counseling appointment with their respective programs.

Additional Resources:

Contact the TLC San Marcos to schedule your Counseling Appointment at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3931 or General Counseling at (760) 891-7511.

Use your priority registration date to register for classes on MyPalomar student portal (Click here for instructions). With priority registration, you have a better chance of getting the classes you want, when and where you want them.

Additional Resources:
Reminder: In order to be eligible for Palomar Promise, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (or approved DRC units) by the required deadline (waitlisted classes do not count towards full-time status).

 

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Download the Palomar College Mobile app to add/drop classes, pay fees, and find textbooks.

Questions? Call the TLC San Marcos at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3931.

Students may track their Palomar Promise status by visiting their MyPalomar student portal.

Promise Applicant

What does this mean?

An eligible student who has applied for the Palomar Promise program.

Prospective Promise Student

What does this mean?

An eligible student who has completed the following:

  1. Submitted the Palomar Promise application
  2. Completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College his/her FAFSA or CA Dream Act application
  3. Received official notification from the college that his/her Promise status has changed to Prospect

Confirmed Promise Student

What does this mean?

An eligible student who has completed the following:

  • Submitted the Palomar Promise application
  • Completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College his/her FAFSA or CA Dream Act application
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units by the stated deadline
  • Received official notification from the college that his/her Promise status has changed to Confirm

Promise Status Notification

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There will be two rounds of notifications sent to Palomar Promise applicants regarding their status. Please keep in mind that spaces are limited and priority will be given on a first-come, first served basis to students who have met all requirements.

Eligible students who have submitted their Palomar Promise application and have completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College their official  FAFSA or California Dream Act will be notified in mid-April that their status has been updated from Promise Applicant to Prospective Promise student.

In order to maintain eligibility and be considered for Palomar Promise, Prospective Promise students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units for fall 2021 by the stated deadline. Waitlisted classes do not count. 

Prospective Promise students who are enrolled in full-time status by the deadline will receive a second notification in mid-late July informing them that their status has been updated from Prospective Promise student to Confirmed Promise student. Confirmed Promise students will be provided with information about accessing benefits in late-July.

*All communications will be sent to the students' Palomar student email account. It is important to check your Palomar student email frequently for updates and deadline reminders.

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