More choices with cross enrollment

Cross Enrollment is offered to Palomar students who would
like to enroll in additional courses at a four-year university without formal


According to transfer center staff, cross enrollment is available for Palomar College students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), San Diego State University (SDSU), and University of California San Diego (UCSD). Students may choose to enroll in one course per academic semester on a space available, crash term basis. This means the students who attend the host school full time have priority over you if there are other students trying to crash the same course,

The transfer center staff also stated that in order to be eligible for cross enrollment you must have a 2.0 GPA, paid all outstanding tuition and fees at your home campus for the current term, completed at least one semester at Palomar College and be currently enrolled in at least six units.

Most students commented that they were happy the option to cross enroll was offered.

“The option to cross enroll will probably help me in more ways than one. It could help with both the decision making process on where I should transfer, and bettering my time management skills,” said student Jessica Groeper.

“This is my first semester, so after I will try and take advantage of this (option),” said student Zach Reed. “It would be cool to take one course at each campus (if eligible) to see which one is the best fit.”

Another student, Christy Jones, said “I really want to transfer out of
Palomar to SDSU. Getting to know the campus before being accepted will
help me really make my decision.”

The transfer center’s website states that cross enrollment forms can be picked up at the transfer center and
must be signed off and stamped by a counselor at Palomar College before taking
it to the host campus for review. The application must be approved by
both the home and host campus administrators to qualify.

The website also mentions academic advising and library use are only available at the student’s home campus. Financial aid students are also eligible for cross enrolling, but the course at the host campus is not included in the 12 units required by Palomar College. In addition, due to overlapping academic calendars this program is only offered in certain combinations.

Contact a counselor at 760-891-7500 or the transfer center at 760-744-1150 ext. 2552 for further information.

Author: Paige Harvey

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