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Next Steps


I’ve Applied. Now What?

Please follow the steps below in order for your FYE-Promise application to be Considered For Review. Spaces are limited. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served Basis pending program funds. It is important that you follow these next steps in order for your FYE-Promise application to be considered.
apply for financial aid APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Complete the FAFSA or the California Dream Act application and include Palomar College school code 001260. You must have a valid financial aid application on file with the college.

Questions? Call the Financial Aid Office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2366.


Activate your Palomar student email account. Financial Aid and FYE-Promise will only send emails to your Palomar student email account. Please check this email account frequently for important updates. For instructions on how to access your Palomar student email click here.

Questions? Call the Palomar College Information Services Help Desk at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2140 or dial directly using (760) 891-7140.

complete new student orientation COMPLETE YOUR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Orientation is mandatory for new students. Visit to complete your orientation online or to sign up for an in-person orientation.

Questions? Call the Orientation & Follow-Up Services Office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3783.



Make a counseling appointment to develop your educational plan. Contact the TLC San Marcos at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3931 to schedule your one-on-one appointment with a counselor. You may also contact the Counseling Department at (760) 891-7511 to schedule an appointment. Students participating in other special programs may also schedule a counseling appointment with their respective programs.


register for classes REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Use your priority registration date to register for classes on eServices/MyPalomar (Click here for instructions). With priority registration, you have a better chance of getting the classes you want, when and where you want them.

Reminder: In order to be eligible for FYE-Promise, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (waitlisted classes do not count towards full-time status).

You can also attend Discover Palomar in June to receive assistance with registering for classes, and to familiarize yourself with campus programs and resources.  Learn more about why you should attend Discover Palomar at

stay connected with us through social media STAY CONNECTED

Follow us on social media to get the latest news on FYE-Promise. Click on the link below to connect to our social media account.

link to Palomar Promise instagramlink to Palomar Promise facebooklink to Snap chat account for TLC San Marcos

link to remind accountOpt in to receive text messages via our REMIND account. Text @77bk22 to the number 81010.

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Download the Palomar College Mobile app to add/drop classes, pay fees, and find textbooks.



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Students may track their FYE-Promise status by visiting their MyPalomar (eServices) portal. image explaning the Promise status udpates
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There will be two rounds of notifications sent to FYE-Promise applicants regarding their status. Please keep in mind that spaces are limited and priority will be given on a first-come, first served basis to students who have met all requirements.

Eligible students who have submitted their FYE-Promise application and have completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College their FAFSA or California Dream Act will be notified in March that their status has been updated from Promise Applicant to Prospective Promise student.


In order to maintain eligibility and be considered for FYE-Promise, Prospective Promise students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units for fall 2019 by July 12, 2019.

Prospective Promise students who are enrolled in full-time status by the deadline will receive a second notification in mid-July informing them that their status has been updated from Prospective Promise student to Confirmed Promise student. Confirmed Promise students will be provided with
information about when/how they will receive their parking permit and access their Palomar Promise textbook account.

*All communications will be sent to the students’ Palomar student email account.


Palomar Promise students who have been disqualified for Spring 2019 due to not meeting the 12 minimum unit requirement and/or did not meet the minimum 2.0 GPA have been notified via their Palomar student email. If you have not done so, please log into your Palomar student email to find out your current Promise status for spring semester. Visit the Current Promise Students page for more information.
Feb 11, 2019 is the deadline for Confirmed Promise students to access their Promise textbook account, pick up their parking permit and for Promise to cover the cost of any schedule changes