Counseling Department

Counseling Services Division

Education Plans

What is an education plan?

An education plan is a 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.

Why do I need an education plan?

Obtaining an education plan will ensure that you are on track with your academics, as well as with financial aid.  Creating an education plan will save you time and money by making sure  you do not take unnecessary courses.

When do I get an education plan?

You are welcome to see a counselor as often as you like, and we encourage you to do so at least once a semester.  Come in for an abbreviated education plan of 1 – 2 semesters.  Then come in for a comprehensive education plan of 3 – 6 semesters.  Follow up regularly to update your education plan and to keep current with changing information.

Who creates the education plan?

An education plan is created by you and a counselor together in a counseling appointment to ensure that you will reach your educational goals and successfully balance college with outside responsibilities.

Where do I get an education plan?

Make an appointment with a counselor today to get your education plan.  Palomar College has counselors in the following areas:  General Counseling, Disability Resource Center, EOPS, CalWORKs, TRiO, Veteran Office, Financial Aid, STEM Center, TLC San Marcos, TLC Escondido, International Students, and Athletics.

Last modified on March 29, 2016