The Palomar Promise Program is a two year comprehensive support program focused on providing first-time college students with the resources and support needed to transition successfully to college.
As a Palomar Promise student, you will benefit from the following services:
- Up to two years of free tuition
- Textbook assistance
- Priority enrollment for the first year
- Specialized academic and career planning with related support services
- Priority access to counseling appointments, academic enrichment, career and social activities
- Registration and financial aid application assistance
To remain part of the Palomar Promise program, I commit to the following:
- Check my Palomar College email regularly for updates, information, and communication.
- Complete my financial aid process by submitting all requested documents on my “To Do List” located in my MyPalomar
- Attend Skillshops and/or approved campus engagement activities each semester.
- Meet with a counselor to develop an abbreviated Student Educational Plan (SEP) by the end of my first semester and a comprehensive SEP by the end of my second semester. This can be completed at the TLC, General Counseling, EOP&S, DRC, TRIO, STEM and Veterans Services.
- I agree to follow my SEP and to meet with a counselor to discuss any changes to my academic goal or course load which may include changing major, adding/dropping classes, and/or transferring to another school.
- Make my education a priority by regularly attending all my classes and successfully completing the entire academic school year (Fall and Spring).
- Provide 24-hour notice if I need to cancel or reschedule a counseling appointment.
- Update any changes in my contact information (email, phone, and mailing address) in MyPalomar account.
- Understand that the Promise program will monitor my progress by contacting my instructors while I participate in the program. I understand I may be referred to the appropriate academic and student support services based on input from my instructors.
- Authorize the Promise program to obtain and/or exchange any records or data from the Admissions and Records Office, Financial Aid Office, any student academic support program (TRIO, DRC, EOP&S), and from my high school district.
- Abide by the Palomar College Student Code of Conduct. http://www.palomar.edu/studentlifeandleadership/standard-of-student-conduct/
Student Academic Progress
I understand that to be eligible to participate in Promise, I need to be a California resident (or part of an eligible exempt group), a first-time college student and must have an official financial aid application on file with the college by including the Palomar College School Code: 001260 on your FAFSA or California Dream Act application each year.
In order to remain in good standing with Palomar Promise, I take responsibility for:
- Completing the Palomar Promise program requirements outlined in the Promise Success Agreement
- Maintaining full-time enrollment (12 or more units) per semester, based on my Student Educational Plan (SEP). I will consult with a counselor before making any changes to my educational plan, to ensure my continued academic success.
- Students who have a disability which interferes with taking a full course load may be eligible for accommodations, including a waiver of the 12 unit requirement, through the Disability Resource Center (DRC).
- Maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA while attending Palomar. If necessary, I agree to participate in academic intervention activities to regain my good standing.
- Completing my financial aid process by submitting all requested documents on my “To Do List” located in my MyPalomar
I understand if I do not meet the above requirements, my Promise status may be affected or I may be disqualified from the program.
I understand that by submitting my online Promise application in eServices, I have agreed to the terms above.