Application Process

Step 1. Contact the Rising Scholars (Transitions) Program coordinator, Dr. Nora Kenney. Call her at (760) 744-1150 extension 3287 or email her at Dr. Kenney will connect you with resources, including providing you with a laptop once your registration is complete (which you can do by following the Step 2).

Step 2. Register as a Palomar College student by contacting Dr. Kenney at (760) 744-1150 extension 3287 or North County Educational Opportunity Center (NCEOC) outreach specialist Gabriela Hernandez-Lopez at (760) 744-1150 ext. 2434. NCEOC will help you apply for Palomar College and financial aid, including FAFSA. Formerly incarcerated and system-impacted Dreamers (people without U.S. residency documentation) are also encouraged to come to Palomar College and to join the Rising Scholars (Transitions) Program.

Step 3. Meet with a counselor and create an Education Plan to determine the classes you need to take.

Dr. Kenney can help you with all steps of this process, including enrolling in classes.