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Academic Support

Career Center
Career resources include a computer lab with Internet access, career search databases, career library, and job search tools.  Located in SU-17.

English as a Second Language Tutoring
Instructional support for students whose first language is not English.  Located in A-13.

English Writing Center
The Writing Center comprises a computer classroom and a drop-in computer lab with Writing Consultants who can help your with your writing assignments.  Located in H-102.

Learning Communities
Designed to deliver linked courses that create communities of learners who develop a deeper commitment to learning and achieve greater academic success than students who enroll in “stand-alone” courses.

Math Learning Center
Free math tutoring or extra practice on the computer.  Located in MC-5.

Reading Center
Offers materials and resources to help student with reading skills.  Located in H-114.

STEM Center
Hub for STEM supplemental instruction, tutoring, and workshops.  Located in NS-312.  STEM video.

Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
A multifunctional space for students and faculty to use and exchange ideas.  Students can ask questions, utilize tutoring, counseling, or workshops.  Located in ESC-500 and TLC.

Transfer Center
Specialized information about transferring to a university.  Located in SSC.

Tutoring at the STAR Center
Free tutoring available to all currently enrolled Palomar College students.  Located in LL-105.



Academic Programs

Disability Resource Center (DRC)
Services are available for students with physical, learning, vision, hearing, communication and psychological disabilities.

Early Acceptance Program (EAP)
For local graduating high school seniors, get an early start to enrolling in college.  Take advantage of a face-to-face orientation, one-on-one advising, and priority registration.

Counseling services are available for California residents who are economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged.

First Year Experience (FYE)Provides a math summer bridge for those placing into Math 15, embedded tutors in some courses, and learning communities with math, English, reading, and counseling.  In connection with HSI/BSI.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
Designed to assist Palomar College in increasing the number of STEM Bachelor’s degrees.  Provides supplemental instruction, tutoring, and workshops. In connection with HSI.

Summer Bridge
A 3-4 week, non-credit program whose goal is to assist dedicated new, continuing, and returning students in improving their skills in English, ESL, and/or math, while receiving instruction in reading and counseling.  At the end of the program, students will have an opportunity to be re-assessed for English and math.

TRIO/SSS Program
Counseling services are available for first-generation college students and/or low income students and/or students with disabilities.



Financial Support

California Dream Act
Brief Info on the Dream Act
Dream Act application (electronic)
Palomar Summary of Dream Act

Financial Aid
Begin by completing FAFSA, then look at the FA web site for additional information.  Check out the Financial aid videos for more help.

Outside Scholarships
Scholarships by month
Scholarship Links
MALDEF Scholarships
25 Great Scholarships for Students
Scholarship Search Engine
SD Foundation Scholarships

Gene Jackson Loan
Helps students temporarily cover an unexpected expense. The program provides a loan up to $50.00 to students who meet minimum criteria.

Palomar Foundation Textbook Assistance
In eServices, under “My Finances and Financial Assistance, complete the application for a $200 credit to bookstore.



Social Support

Counseling services are available for potential and current athletes.

Deferred Action for Child Arrivals
Resources and information for eligible undocumented youth.

Health Services
Currently enrolled students who have paid their Health Services Fee qualify for free nurse and physician visits.  

LGBT Center
Part of PC3H, a place for LGBT students and allies to meet and support each other.  Located in ST-72.

Organized by location, a list of clinics, mental health services, housing/shelter resources and more.

Student Clubs
ASG, academic, cultural, and interests clubs for students.

Veterans Center
A place for veterans to meet other Veterans for peer support.  Located in SU-22.


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Last modified on July 23, 2019

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