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COVID-19 – Promise FAQs

Due to Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home order and our commitment to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, all instruction and student services have shifted online. Check your Palomar College email for new updates. All official campus communication will be emailed to your Palomar College email address.

For additional information and resources, please visit:
Please review the Promise FAQs below for more information.

Current Enrollment Questions

We highly recommend that you continue to pursue the completion of your course(s) and encourage you to seek support from instructors, counselors as well as utilize the free online tutoring to ensure your success. However, we are aware and understand that you may not be able to continue to pursue your coursework at this time and will need to withdraw.

Below are drop dates and deadlines. Click on the image below for a readable pdf.

At this time, Palomar College is working in accordance with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, as new updates in legislation and state-wide regulations are received daily. Please continue to visit this page for additional updates pertaining to the Palomar Promise program. In addition, we encourage you to check your Palomar email frequently for updates.

Palomar Promise offers the opportunity for confirmed Promise students to petition  Promise eligibility determinations in the event of extraordinary circumstances (i.e. COVID-19, medical). Detailed instructions regarding the Promise Petition process will be available towards the end of spring semester. Students are encouraged to consult with the counseling and financial aid offices prior to dropping a class.

 

 

 

We highly recommend that you continue to pursue the completion of your course(s). We highly recommend that you reach out to your instructors (email, canvas, online class meetings) and share your concerns, they may be able to offer additional support and resources that can assist you.  We also encourage you to meet with a counselor before you make any changes to your schedule to understand the potential impacts on your education plan, completion and/or financial aid.

Palomar College is working in accordance with the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, as new updates in legislation and state-wide regulations are received daily. We will keep the Enrollment, Admissions, Records & Evaluations webpage up to date as new regulations and information are received.

All students are requested to check their Palomar email account for email communication sent from the President’s Office regarding updates.

Please visit the COVID-19 Student FAQ page on the Palomar website for additional information.

Counseling

At this time, we will not be offering in-person Counseling Appointments. Students are being offered the option of meeting with a counselor via Zoom (video-conference) or telephone.

If would like to schedule an appointment with a counselor, please contact our office at 760-744-1150, ext. 3931. When calling us, please be prepared to provide your full name, SID and whether you prefer a telephone or Zoom (online appointment).

You may also contact General Counseling to schedule a counseling appointment. Please visit the Counseling webpage to view how to schedule your online or telephone counseling appointment.

 

 

For more information regarding Counseling Services, please visit the Palomar College Counseling website.

Skillshops

For fall semester, all Skillshops are offered virtually via Zoom, and pre-registration is required. To view the Fall Skillshop brochure, click here.  

For more information, visit the TLC San Marcos Skillshop webpage.

Students may also complete their Promise Skillshop requirement by viewing a pre-recorded workshop via the Student Lingo site: https://www.studentlingo.com/palomar/7k1qvlvfemeitt5t

Please click here to view the flyer outlining instructions on how to receive Skillshop credit for Palomar Promise  via Student Lingo.

visit https://www.studentlingo.com/palomar/7k1qvlvfemeitt5t to access the Student Lingo website

 

Tutoring Support

Palomar College offers online tutoring through Net Tutor; students access online tutoring through Canvas.

Tutoring is offered in the areas of accounting, business, computer science and information technology (CSIT), English, ESL, math, science and STEM, Spanish, and statistics.

Click on this link to enroll in the Canvas Online Tutoring course where you will have access to all of our tutors. This service is free to all Palomar students. Once you enroll in the course, you will be able to access the course and our tutors from your Canvas Dashboard.

Please visit the Tutoring Services website for more information about online tutoring and to watch a video to learn how to connect with tutors.

 

Textbooks

Palomar Bookstore Fall Term Rental Returns Due: Monday, December 21st, 2020 

  • You may return your rentals to the San Marcos location via Curbside Pickup/Drop-off during Curbside Pickup/Drop-off Hours or ship them back at your expense using the carrier of your choice.
  • Curbside Pickup/Drop-off is available during Curbside Pickup/Drop-off Hours. Have you Name, Phone Number, Email Address & Patron ID ready when you arrive.
  • If you ship to Bookstore at your expense, print your Return Slip from your Rental Account and ship the rental books with the slip to: Palomar Bookstore, Attn: Rental Return, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the physical Palomar College Bookstores at the San Marcos, Escondido and Rancho Bernardo campuses are closed. Visit us at PalomarStore.com where we offer the following:

FREE GROUND SHIPPING: This offer applies to all online orders with no minimum purchase and includes course materials, supplies, apparel, technology and more. Also, if you prepay ordered in-store prior to the bookstore/campus closure, email 0688mgr@follett.com your name, your shipping address and phone number and we will make arrangements to ship your in-store prepaid order directly to you.

RENTAL RETURN LABELS: If you rented a book for the Spring semester, we have free shipping return labels you can access. We are also extending the non-return period without penalty for an additional 15 days past the current Spring 2020 term due date of May 26, 2020. This applies to all rental patrons, whether you rented in-store or online. Free shipping labels must be accessed on or before May 26th. Details found at PalomarStore.com and will be included in your rental return reminder emails as the due date approaches.

FREE EBOOKS: As a service to students, we partnered with RedShelf and participating publishers to provide FREE eBooks where available to affected students. Go to PalomarStore.com for more details.

As a service to students, we partnered with RedShelf and participating publishers to provide FREE eBooks where available to affected students. Go to PalomarStore.com for more details.

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