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Preparing For Fall Registration

Advanced preparation makes for a smoother, less stressful registration experience. It is not necessary to wait until registration appointments are assigned to begin planning for the upcoming term. Follow these steps below to prepare for registration.

 

Registration Information

  Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Online Class Schedule Available April 12April 26
Priority Registration beginsMay 3May 3
Open Registration BeginsMay 10May 10
Your registration windowRegistration appointment dates/times available on MyPalomar on April 27Registration appointment dates/times available on MyPalomar on April 27

BEFORE REGISTERING

Attend an online group session to meet with a counselor (via Zoom) to develop your education plan for your first semester. Sessions offered by Palomar Promise are open to new students who have applied to the Promise program for fall 2021. Limited group appointments available- book your appointment early!
Helpful Tips to Prepare for Your Zoom Counseling Appointment:
  • Zoom download is required for online appointments. Camera not required.
  • You will receive an email from noreply@palomar.edu for Zoom appointment information. Watch this how-to video on how to look check your email for your  zoom online counseling appointment.
  • Review How to Prepare for Your Online Counseling Appointment.
  • After meeting with a counselor, watch this how-to-video to learn how to access your education plan via your MyPalomar student portal. 
 

Promise Group Counseling Sessions

DAYDATETIMECOUNSELORHOW TO SIGN UP?
ThursdayJune 1712:45 - 1:45pmGabeCall 760-744-1150, ext. 3931
WednesdayJune 234:15-5:15pmSandraCall 760-744-1150, ext. 3931
ThursdayJune 241:30-2:30pmCariCall 760-744-1150, ext. 3931
WednesdayJune 304:15-5:15pmSandraCall 760-744-1150, ext. 3931

Additional Group Educational Planning Sessions

New students may also visit the General Counseling website for additional group session dates/times. We encourage you to explore the General Counseling website for additional resources to help you successfully  plan your fall semester. There are student help videos, tips, guides and much more!

Visit General Counseling - New Student Education Planning webpage

   

Know degree requirements. Use the Palomar Pathways Mapper interactive tool to explore the degree and certificate maps for your pathway.  

Helpful tip:  The Palomar Pathways Mapper is a great tool  to help guide you in selecting coursework for your major. This serves only as a guide and it is recommended you meet with with a counselor to make sure you are following the correct pathway and to create your personalized educational plan.

Watch this video to learn how to access the Palomar Pathways Mapper.

*Video created by Counseling Services Department

Watch this video to learn how to use the Palomar Pathways Mapper to explore the degree and certificate maps for your pathway.

*Video created by Counseling Services Department

Applies to students who are under the age of 18 years old at the beginning of the fall term or summer session.

Complete the K12 Special Admission Approval Form and the attached Health Consent form for each semester that you are under the age of 18 years at the beginning of the term or summer session.

Summer Term (applies to students enrolling in a summer class and will be under 18 years old at the start of summer session): Submit a K12 Special Admissions form and the Health Consent form if you will not be 18 years old before the first day of summer session. It is very important that these forms are submitted prior to summer registration to avoid an enrollment hold. Graduating HS seniors, no signature from your high school is required.

Fall Term (applies to students enrolling in fall classes and will be under 18 years old at the start of the fall term): Submit a K12 Special Admissions form and the Health Consent form for the fall term if you will not be 18 years old before the first day of fall semester on August 23, 2021. No signature from your high school is required as you will no longer be in high school as of August 23, 2021. It is very important that these forms are submitted prior to fall registration to avoid an enrollment hold.

Please email the completed form to admissions@palomar.edu using your Palomar student email. 

 

To find your registration appointment date and time, log in to your MyPalomar student portal. Your registration appointment date and time will be listed under the Welcome tab. Appointments will be posted on your MyPalomar student portal on April 27th (appointments will be displayed by the end of the day). Priority registration for fall semester begins on May 3rd. Register early to get the classes you want!

Watch this video to learn how to find your registration appointment date and time via your MyPalomar student portal.

*Video created by Counseling Services Department

Learn about Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) courses and Low Textbook Cost (LTC) courses to save money on textbooks! When searching for classes online, look for these icons to determine if the course has a textbook which is either free or low cost (under $40). View PDF for additional information.

 

Browse the online class schedule for the upcoming semester. The fall 2021 online class schedule will be available to view on April 26th.

  • View the online class schedule to browse class offerings. Select Fall 2021 from the drop down menu.
  • Use My Class Finder - this tool lets you search by term, semester, subject, and both transfer and degree requirements.

Helpful tip:  You can search for fall classes and add them to your shopping cart prior to your appointment date for faster registration. Just remember to log back in to your MyPalomar on your registration date/time to finish the enrollment process.

REGISTERING FOR CLASSES

On (or after) your assigned registration date and time, log in to MyPalomar to enroll in your classes!

Helpful Tip:  Registering early gives you the opportunity to choose your classes while plenty of sections are still available.

Important Reminder:

  • Register early! Promise spaces are limited. Priority will be given on a first-come, first-served basis to students who enroll in a minimum of 12 units (or units approved by DRC) for Fall 2021 by June 11, 2021. 
  • Waitlisted classes do not count towards the full time status for Promise eligibility.

DISABILITY RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS
Students seeking a waiver of the 12 unit minimum enrollment requirement for 2021/2022 due to disability-related accommodations are invited to contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at drc@palomar.edu or 760-744-1150, ext. 2375 and leave a message. Only students registered with the DRC may qualify to apply. For more information on how to register with the Palomar College DRC, please visit Palomar DRC.

Watch this video to learn how to register for your classes via MyPalomar

*Video created by Counseling Services Department

Watch this video to learn how to register for your classes via MyPalomar (in-depth version).

*Video created by Counseling Services Department

Paying Your Fall Fees
(Applies to students who have applied to Palomar Promise for fall 2021)

For your fall registration bill, there are two options for students who applied to Palomar Promise and enroll in 12 units, or DRC approved units to pay fees:

1. Don't pay your bill now, courses will not be dropped for non-payment, and wait to find out if your status changes to confirmed Promise student.

        • If you are confirmed for Palomar Promise, your eligible enrollment fees will be waived. Typically, Promise fees will be paid closer to the middle of the semester (end of October). At that time, any costs covered by Palomar Promise will no longer appear on your student account. Note: you are still responsible for paying other fees not covered by Palomar Promise.
        • If you are not confirmed (not accepted) to participate in Palomar Promise, you will be responsible for paying your entire remaining balance by August 18, 2021 to avoid being dropped from classes for non-payment.

2. Pay your bill in full or schedule a payment plan.

        • If you are confirmed for Palomar Promise, your eligible enrollment fees will be refunded to you later in the semester.  If you schedule a payment plan, please note the $25 plan enrollment fee is non-refundable.

**Please note that partial payments cannot be made via the online payment system. For more information about how to make a payment, visit the Cashiers Office website

Important Notice: Students who applied for Palomar Promise for fall 2021 and are not confirmed by August 18th must plan to pay their bill in full or schedule a payment plan by this date (8/18/21) to avoid being dropped for non-payment.

REGISTRATION SUPPORT

Visit the New Students Education Planning website to find out about workshop opportunities to meet with a counselor and receive help planning your fall classes.

Need some assistance with registration? Visit the Registration Help page for more information and to view the dates/times of the registration support hours.

Visit the student help videos page to learn the basics of using and getting around Palomar College services such as how to register for classes, accessing your student email and so much more.

Explore the Discover Palomar website for virtual registration assistance.

  • Discover Palomar virtual help will connect you to people and resources to help you get the information you need to enroll in classes.

 

Contact the Admissions Office at 760-744-1150, ext. 2164 or visit the Enrollment Services Virtual Help Desk if you have questions or encounter issues with registration.

Watch this video to learn how to reset your MyPalomar password.

Need Additional Assistance?

My Palomar Help Desk Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 5PM
Phone: (760) 744-1150 x2140

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