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Understanding Your Promise Status

Promise Applicant
What does this mean?
An eligible student who has applied to the Palomar Promise program. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.
Prospective Promise Student
What does this mean?
An eligible student who has completed the following:
  • Submitted the Palomar Promise application
  • Completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College his/her FAFSA or CA Dream Act application
  • Received official notification from the college that his/her Promise status has changed to Prospect
Confirmed Promise Student
What does this mean?
An eligible student has met all the requirements by the stated deadline and has been officially accepted to participate in Palomar Promise.
  • Submitted the Palomar Promise application
  • Completed, submitted and have on record with Palomar College his/her official FAFSA or CA Dream Act application
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units by the stated deadline
  • Received official notification from the college that his/her Promise status has changed from Prospect to Confirmed
Application on Hold
What does this mean?
Your Promise application is on HOLD pending resolution of eligibility requirements. One or more of these items may be pending:
  • Determination of new first-time college student entering fall 2020. If you are a December 2019 graduate, please may be required to submit proof of graduation.
  • California resident status or from an eligible group (i.e. AB 540 or military dependent). Contact Admissions/Financial Aid Office at 760-744-1150, ext. 2164 for more information on how to resolve your residency requirements.
  • Official FAFSA or Dream Act application. Verify you have completed and submitted your application successfully and listed Palomar College. You may contact the Admissions/ Financial Aid Office at 760-744-1150, ext. 2164 for assistance
Not Eligible
What does this mean?
Student did not meet one or more of the following Promise eligibility requirements by the stated deadline:
  • First-time college student
  • California Resident or from an eligible exempt group
  • Complete, submit and have an official FAFSA or California Dream Act Application on file with Palomar College
  • Enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 units) by stated deadline
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