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Counseling Department

Counseling Services Division

Education Plans for New Students

What is an education plan?

An education plan (commonly shortened to ed plan) is a personalized semester by semester course of study outlining a strategy for identifying and reaching your educational goals. Included are recommended career planning activities and support tools. An education plan should be developed during your first semester and maintained throughout your enrollment at Palomar College.


How to obtain an ed plan

If you are a new student with zero units in college , Counseling will create a personalized ed plan without an appointment! Just follow these steps:


  1.  Complete the Online Orientation.
  2. Complete the Palomar Pathways Questionnaire. Here’s a how to video to access the questionnaire.
  3. If you are undecided on your major or career, complete the Career Assessment Activity.

Once you complete steps 1 through 3, you will be able to view your personalized ed plan in MyPalomar by clicking on My Education Plan in your Student Center. Do this by June 4, and you will get priority registration for fall from June 5 – 9.  If you chose to go this route, you will also have priority to create a complete ed plan at the beginning of Fall 2020. Call (760) 891-7511 in late August to make your appointment.


Continuing Students

To update your ed plan, please make an appointment (2-3 weeks in advance) to meet with a counselor. For quick questions, schedule a Quick Question appointment for a 15 minute session.

Last modified on June 2, 2020
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