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Peer Mentor Tips

Apply for financial aid and scholarships

Don’t let the financial stress get in the way of your studies.  Apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA or Dream Act application.  A variety of scholarships are also available through the Palomar College Scholarship Program. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (760)744-1150 ext. 2366  for more information.  

Maintain good attendance in your classes

Instructors pay attention to students who regularly attend and participate in their classes.  Missing out on a couple classes can set you behind in the class.  If you need to miss a class, be sure to contact your instructor to avoid missing important course material.

Stay on top of your readings

Staying on top of your readings is very important. Programs such as the Textbook Assistance Program, EOPS, and TRIO may be able to help you with your books if you qualify.

Get to know your instructors 

Find your instructor’s office hours and plan a visit at the beginning of the semester. Introducing yourself  can make you feel comfortable visiting your professor for questions and extra help.

Meet with your academic counselor

An Academic Counselor can point you to specific programs and resources on campus, develop an education plan, and help you explore different major and career paths. Contact the Counseling Department at (760) 891-7511 to make an appointment to see an Academic Counselor.

Stop by a free tutoring center

Free tutoring is available on campus to ensure you get the help you need! There are several tutoring centers available on campus and online. For more information click HERE.

Maximize your college experience 

Connect with students in class to compare notes, find a study partner (to help each other study and stay on track), and participate in on-campus events. Contact the Student Success Team to find out more about what’s happening on campus. 

Reward yourself 

Once you have completed a task or a goal, make sure to mark it where you can see it. This can help you stay motivated and focused throughout the semester!