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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement & Student FAQs

Palomar Student Vaccination Requirement

As of October 11, all students enrolled in a face to face course are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious exemption.  If you have yet to submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or submit a request for a religious or medical exemption you can still do so through the My Palomar Student Portal. Specific instructions to do so are available here.

In-person submission events:

November 8th - 10th
November 16th - 18th
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Teaching and Learning Center (TLC)
San Marcos Campus

Those with an approved exemption are required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.
If you are unable to complete one of the above requirements, please email vpstudentservices@palomar.edu.

Parking Update – No Parking Fees for Fall 2021 semester

We reviewed our on-campus parking policy and we have determined that during the fall semester, parking will be free to all students who are required to visit the main campus or one of the Palomar College Education Centers. Click here to learn more.

Palomar College COVID-19 Recovery Plan

The Palomar College COVID-19 Recovery Plan (PCCRP) is designed to support a safe and healthy return to on-campus work and learning beginning in Fall 2021.  We have also updated our Return to Campus Frequently Asked Questions.  You can find them here.  It is important to note, the PCCRP will be updated as the status of the pandemic changes in our region.  Our main priority is to keep our students, employees, and campus community safe. The District will continue to monitor the situation and provide immediate updates if any changes occur.

  • The PCCRP represents the current status for the College, it may change as guidance is issued by the County of San Diego Public Health Department, Cal/OSHA, the California State Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • The Governing Board approved BP 7330and AP 7330 and reviewed and accepted the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination and Immunization Plan, which is included in the PCCRP.
  • The Governing Board also approved BP 5210 and AP 5210, which apply to students, and will receive and review the COVID-19 Vaccination and Immunization Plan for students at an upcoming meeting. This document is also included in the PCCRP.
  • The PCCRP also includes the COVID-19 Prevention Plan, which provides resources and direction to aid in the enforcement of the important health and safety measures designed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus and related variants.
  • The main campus and education centers will re-open to the general public on August 16 and our community partners will be able to reserve space through our standard Use of Facilities Request process at least three weeks in advance of the event/activity date.

Students and employees must be adhere to the following:

  • Prior to coming to campus, students and employees are required to complete the daily health pre-screening form on the My Palomar App. Information on the App is
  • While indoors, all employees, students and visitors to campus are required to wear a facial covering, regardless of vaccination status. This includes classrooms and all campus meeting spaces.
  • Face coverings do not need to be worn outside, regardless of vaccination status. However, students and employees who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a face covering outside when six (6) feet of social distancing is not possible.
  • Employees are prohibited from asking other employees and students about their vaccination status, as this is medically confidential information.

The following is specific guidance for employees:

  • Fully vaccinated employees may take their face covering off when working in their office alone.
  • The College continues to make safety a top priority, and having full knowledge of the number of vaccinated employees allows us to plan and implement plans accordingly. As such, the College is requiring that all employees submit their vaccination status if they have not already provided proof of vaccination. Human Resources will email a “Vaccination Confirmation Form” to all employees who have not yet submitted a proof a vaccination. This form should be completed as soon as possible, but no later than September 30, 2021.
  • If you have been fully vaccinated, but have not yet submitted proof of vaccination, please send proof to Human Resources in one of three ways:
  • (PREFERRED) Send an email to benefits@palomar.edu. In the subject line, enter “COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination”, and include your name, employee ID#, and proof. S. Mail: Palomar College (Attn: Benefits Office), 1140 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos, CA 92069. Fax: (760) 761-3530
  • If you have lost or misplaced your physical vaccination card, please visit Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (ca.gov)  to obtain a replacement digital copy of your vaccination card for submission. You may also call the site you received your vaccination to request an additional physical vaccination card.

Important COVID-19 Information

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.

General Questions

You received a college email address upon admission to Palomar College. You can find your email address on the Welcome tab in your MyPalomar account.

When accessing your email, type your full email address (username@student.palomar.edu) to login.  Your password is the same password that you use to access MyPalomar.

Like many colleges and universities, Palomar College will continue with remote instruction through Summer 2021 and Fall 2021*. We will continue to rely on guidance from our Governor, the state Chancellor’s Office and the County of San Diego Health Department.

*You will receive an email and text from Comet Bot when an Announcement is made.

Check out our class schedule!

Student services continue to be offered online. You may contact an individual department with specific questions. Visit their department website for contact information.

The education centers in Escondido, Fallbrook, and Rancho Bernardo are closed to the public.  With a few exceptions, all classes are being offered online. You can still access services online or via phone. Please check individual department or program websites for more information.

The following providers provide low-cost internet options:

For more information, visit our Quick Guide to Student Resources.

You can apply to Palomar College for free online.  For details, visit our Steps to Enroll page

Return to Campus - Vaccination

As of October 11, all students enrolled in a face-to-face course were required to submit proof of a COVID – 19 vaccination or submit a request for a religious or medical exemption. If you have yet to complete the process, you can still do so through the My Palomar Student Portal. Specific instructions to do so are available here. Those with an approved exemption are required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

Yes. All District Employees and students enrolled in a face-to-face course are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID – 19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption or in order to be cleared to access campus. If you have yet to complete the process, you can still do so through the My Palomar Student Portal. Specific instructions to do so are available here. Those with an approved exemption are required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If you plan on enrolling in face to face coursework for Spring of 2022, you must be cleared to be on campus prior to registering for face to face coursework.

Both BP/AP 5210 – Students and BP/AP 7330 – Employees give the District the ability to include boosters in its Vaccination and Immunization Plans. Based on current data, it is likely that boosters will be recommended 6-12 months after your last shot (second shot with Pfizer and Moderna; first shot with J and J).

All students wishing to enroll in face-to-face classes for Spring 2022 must submit proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the college prior to registering for face to face coursework.  Proof of vaccination or a request for medical or religious exemption should be submitted through the My Palomar Student Portal. Specific instructions to do so are available here. Those with an approved exemption will be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.  Please note, Priority Registration begins on Monday, November 15, 2021.

Students enrolled in face-to-face classes were required to submit proof of vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption by October 11, 2021.  Those individuals enrolled in face-to-face classes have not submitted proof of vaccination or do not have an approved exemption on file with the college should work with their course instructors to identify a plan to complete the remainder of their coursework through alternative means.  Those individuals who do not adhere to the vaccination mandate and related campus restrictions will be contacted and engaged in the student conduct process.

All students wishing to access face-to-face services at any Palomar College location are required to submit proof of vaccination or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the college prior to doing so.  Proof of vaccination or a request for medical or religious exemption should be submitted through the My Palomar Student Portal. Specific instructions to do so are available here. Those with an approved exemption will be required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. 

The CSUs are mandating vaccinations through the establishment of a policy approved by their respective Governing Board.

All students enrolled in a face-to-face course were required to submit proof of a COVID – 19 vaccination or submit a request for a religious or medical exemption through the My Palomar Student Portal, by October 11, 2021. If you have not yet done so, there is still time.  Specific instructions to do so are available  here. Those with an approved exemption are required to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

If you are an international student and received a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), please submit official proof of vaccination following the process outlined above.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the International Student Office at internationalstudents@palomar.edu.

The Employee Vaccination and Immunization Plan and Student Vaccination and Immunization Plan contain information related to the filing of medical and religious exemptions should an employee or student need to do so, as it relates to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

The District has established an Immunization and Vaccination Plan for both students and employees as it relates to a pandemic.

No, you are not allowed to ask a student or employee if they have been vaccinated, as this is medically confidential information.

These figures will change frequently. To view the current employee vaccination count, click here. We are currently in the process of collecting student vaccination data.  Students should submit proof of a COVID – 19 vaccination or a request for a religious or medical exemption through theMy Palomar Student Portal, by October 11, 2021. Specific instructions to do so are available here.   

Vaccination figures for students will be made available on October 11, 2021. 

We will inform all community members who plan to use campus facilities of our vaccination plan. While we can’t require proof of vaccination from our community members, we will ask them to download the Palomar App and conduct a screening for body temperature and COVID- 19 symptoms and have their results with them upon entering the campus or education centers. Signage will be posted on entry doors to emphasize the requirement of facial coverings and the use of the health pre-screening questionnaire on the My Palomar App.

Return to Campus - Planning & Considerations

If a student or employee has COVID-19, they should report their case via the COVID-19 questionnaire found here.  The COVID-19 Response Action Team (CRAT) will engage with the individual and determine if they may have exposed colleagues or classmates.  If an exposure has occurred, all employees and students who are impacted will receive a notification with recommendations to prevent further exposure and to seek medical advice, if necessary.  While unlikely due to the life span of the virus on surfaces, there is a possibility that the class or work area will be quarantined or require disinfection.

Yes.  However, whenever indoors on campus, students and employees are required to wear a facial covering that covers their nose and mouth to help protect themselves and others.  It is important to adhere to this requirement when conducting meetings in an office, in the classroom and indoor meeting spaces.

These are enclosed indoor common areas of the campus, and facial coverings are required regardless vaccination status.

Per the guidance from the California Public Health Department and the County of San Diego Department of Public Health Services, effective June 15, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear facial coverings outdoors. Facial coverings are required no matter of the status of vaccination, when you are in indoor areas of the campus.

Facial coverings are required, no matter of the status of vaccination, when you are in indoor common areas of the campus. Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a facial covering outdoors except at crowded events.

Appropriate signage will be installed at the entryways with a specific indication of the number of maximum individuals permitted at one time in specific public spaces. Guidelines will be enforced accordingly. As guidance is updated, this information will be issued.

Access to the Nursing Pod on the 4th floor of the LRC will be provided.  Individuals are required to check in at the main circulation desk, where an escort will be provided to the 4th floor, which is otherwise closed.

Each department will evaluate their area individually and will plan to staff according to their return to campus plan. Departments may also continue offering virtual student support services. Students located at an Education Center may need to use the remote services at the main campus.

Students who are feeling ill/experiencing symptoms should stay home and not to come to campus.  Students should contact their instructor if they are ill.  The District adheres to all guidance on quarantine, isolation, and testing from the California Department of Public Health and San Diego County Public Health Department.

The library will be open for limited hours at San Marcos during the fall and will still be offering full services online. Food service will be available in a limited capacity at the San Marcos Campus and through vending machines at each of our educational sites.

COVID-19 Screening Information

Prior to coming to campus, students and employees are required to use the daily health pre-screening form on the My Palomar App. Information on the App is here.

All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, are required to complete a set of questions on the My Palomar App regarding body temperature and COVID-19 symptoms. Depending on the answers to these questions, the app will provide an indication if you should stay home or come to campus.  Employees and students should keep their daily results with them. Information on the App is here.

Prior to coming to campus, students and employees are required to use the daily health pre-screening form on the My Palomar App. Information on the App is here.

Community use of Facilities

The main campus and education centers will be open for use by external organizations as of August 16.

We will inform all community members who plan to use campus facilities of our vaccination plan. While we can’t require proof of vaccination from our community members, we will ask them to download the My Palomar App, conduct a screening for body temperature and COVID-19 symptoms, and have their results available when they come to the campus or education centers.  Information on the App is here.

Return to Campus - Facial Coverings and Social Distancing Requirements

The District will continue to adhere to public health guidelines.  As of June 15, the California Department of Public Health and the County of San Diego Department of Public Health Services will align their masking policy with the recent masking guidelines issued by Center for Disease Control Prevention*.  These guidelines include:

  • Fully vaccinated Californians are not required to wear a mask outdoors except at crowded events.
  • In indoor settings, individuals do not need to wear a mask if they are alone in their office, but, in common areas, masks are required as is social distancing, no matter the status of vaccination.

*As additional guidelines are issued, we will update this information.

These are enclosed indoor common areas of the campus, and masks are required as is social distancing, no matter of the status of vaccination.  This requirement is per the effective date of June 15*, when the California Public Health Department and the County of San Diego Department of Public Health Services will align their masking policy with the recent masking guidelines issued by Center for Disease Control Prevention.
*As guidelines are updated, the information will be posted.

Currently, it is recommended that meetings with your professor be held in the classroom when available or, even better, outside on the campus. Masks must be worn, and social distance protocols must be followed.

Per the guidance from the California Public Health Department and the County of San Diego Department of Public Health Services, effective June 15*, vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks outdoors. Indoor health and safety guidelines issued by the CDC, California Department of Public Health, and County of San Diego Departments of Public Health Services will be enforced.
*As guidelines are updated, the information will be posted.

Appropriate signage will be installed at the entryways with a specific indication of the number of maximum individuals permitted at one time. Guidelines* will be enforced accordingly. 
*As guidelines are updated, this information will be posted.

Return to Campus - Palomar App Self-Monitoring Tool

All students and employees, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to complete a set of questions regarding body temperature and COVID-19 symptoms.  Depending on the answers to these questions, the app will provide an indication if you should stay home or come to campus.  Upon arriving at campus, students and employees will be required to show proof of validation to come to campus.

Counseling / Transfer Center

You can meet with a counselor via Zoom or telephone when possible. New appointment requests are paused but students can submit any specific or urgent question via email at counselingdepartment@palomar.edu.

Additional updates can be found on the counseling website at www.palomar.edu/counseling. Counseling staff can answer questions via phone at (760) 891-7511.

All transfer events and university representative visits have been postponed at this time. If you need assistance with transfer inquiries such as university denials, petitions, appeals etc. please use one of the following options:

  • You can request a phone appointment by calling (760) 744-1150, ext. 2552
  • Subscribe to 2-way text (Phone #: 81010; Message @PCTCSp20)
  • Email direct questions to transfercenter@palomar.edu.

Financial Aid

For the latest information regarding COVID-19 and Financial Aid, please visit the COVID-19 Financial Aid Updates page 

Current Enrollment Questions

For the Fall 2021 term there will be a limited set of courses offered in-person.  You can check the My Class Finder for details on which classes will remain online and which classes are available in-person.

You can add any open course from your MyPalomar account.

Withdrawal from courses are following the standard deadlines.  For each of your classes, you can find the drop with no-notation date and the last day to drop with a “W” date in “Class Details” within the MyPalomar Class Search.  Your syllabus should also have these important dates listed.  Drops that are related to COVID-19 can petition for an Excused Withdrawal (EW) grade.  The EW grade does not count against your GPA or your Academic Standing.  The EW grade does count for Financial Aid purposes.  Check with the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.

The refund of fees are following the standard deadlines.  For each of your classes, you can find the “last refund date” in “Class Details within the MyPalomar Class search.

We encourage you to keep making progress toward completing your educational goals by continuing to take classes.  The Fall 2021 schedule has incorporated more in-person classes, but it remains mostly online.  Depending on progress made with the Pandemic, we are anticipating having even more options for in-person instruction for Spring 2022.

Check the Class Search to see if a class is being offered online or in-person.  Palomar College has brought back some in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 term with more anticipated for Spring 2022.

The option to change your grading basis to Pass/No Pass is now following the standard deadlines.  For each of your classes, you can find the “last day to change to P/NP” in “Class Details within the MyPalomar Class search.

It’s completely understandable that you are concerned about this!  Here is one resource: Check out the Are You Ready to be an Online Student webpages: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/areyouready/. We also recommend you contact the instructor for tips on how to be successful.

Palomar College offers online tutoring through Palomar Tutors and Net Tutor. Students access online tutoring through the “Online Tutoring” course in Canvas. You must enroll in this Canvas course first. For a video tutorial and additional information/updates, please visit the Tutoring Services webpage for more details.

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.

Yes. Please click on the following link: Request an Appointment with a Palomar Counselor. You will be contacted within 48 business hours for an appointment time for the following week.

Student Records & Evaluations

Palomar College transcripts can be requested online in your MyPalomar student portal.

  • Click on the “Student Center” tab.
  • Under “My Records and Enrollment”, click on the “Official Transcript” link.
  • Follow the instructions on the TranscriptsPlus® order form.
  • If you have any difficulties ordering transcripts, please send an email to records@palomar.edu.

We appreciate your patience while we respond to your inquiries remotely.

Verification requests forms can be emailed to records@palomar.edu

Verifications are processed and mailed weekly.

Link to the form:  http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/enrollmentservices/files/2014/12/VerifReqFlyer2020.pdf

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.

Please visit the Evaluations office webpage: https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/evaluationsandrecords/

All forms are being submitted electronically to evaluations@palomar.edu

Health & Wellness

For all health services, call first. The Student Health Center phone number is (760) 891-7530.

The Student Health Center is transitioning to phone appointments whenever necessary. We do not have the capacity to treat or diagnose COVID-19 on campus, but our medical team can answer your questions and provide guidance on where to access appropriate care.  Palomar students can access telehealth services by video 24/7 through Rezolve.org at a discounted rate of $10 per visit. For instructions, visit the Student Health Centers’ website.

Student Health Center – studenthealthcenters@palomar.edu

If you are experiencing a crisis or psychiatric emergency, call the SD County Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240.  You may text “COURAGE” to 741741 to access the Crisis Text Line.  Both of these services are open and available 24/7.

For Behavioral Health Counseling Services at Palomar College, please call first. Call (760) 891-7531 for scheduling options.

Behavioral Health Counselors remain available during the spring semester. Appointments will transition to telehealth platforms, including phone appointments. Your counselor will discuss these options with you and establish a plan that will help reduce barriers to your mental healthcare including referral to partners in the community for ongoing treatment.

Behavioral Health Counseling Services – bhcs@palomar.edu

Basic Needs & Resources

We have created a quick guide with on-campus and community resources to assist you. Visit our Quick Guide to Student Resources website for more information.

Student Life & Leadership

We will be offering limited online applications and appointments for non-perishable prepackaged food and diapers. Information will be updated as new details become available.

Our Food & Nutrition Center is currently closed. Many community food resources are available for you and your family. Please contact our office, Monday-Friday; 7:30am – 4:00pm, at 760-744-1150 ext. 7540 if you need assistance with finding the best community resources. Listed below are helpful links to access food resources. We encourage students to continue using community resources and watch the Palomar College calendar for large food distribution events on campus in the near future.

Please visit the Activity Card Page for more information.

Currently unknown due to the increase of the Delta Variant cases and FDA approved vaccinations.

The ASG and ICC are working remotely and pending new direction from the District, the ASG and ICC may consider a hybrid meeting in which some students may be on campus and others will attend via ZOOM. “Zoom” meeting formats will be used. Virtual activities are under development and will move forward, pending District updates.

Please contact our office, Monday-Friday between 7:30 am – 4:00 pm at (760) 744-1150 ext. 7509 if you need assistance, or visit:

We have prepared this list of resources that are designed to serve in meeting a variety of your needs. Quick Guide to Student Resources

Disability Resource Center

Students have the option of meeting with a DRC counselor or other DRC specialist via Zoom or telephone.

New appointment requests are being reviewed on a student by student basis to ensure active students in courses this semester and prospective students are being assisted and supported in a timely manner. Prospective and current DRC students can reach the DRC at drc@palomar.edu, 760-593-7230 or online contact form https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/drc/drc-contact-form/.

The DRC’s Testing Center will be providing onsite test proctoring for eligible DRC students approved for test accommodations and taking onsite classes by appointment with five days’ advance notice.  Test proctoring appointments can be made by e-mail at drcproctor@palomar.edu or 760-744-1150, ext. 3939.   For online test accommodations, DRC students should e-mail their current DRC-issued Authorized Academic Accommodation Letter for the course and semester to their professor, and remind the professor three days before each quiz/exam to apply the approved extended time to the quiz/exam in Canvas.  The ATRC, https://www.palomar.edu/atrc/the is the source of support for professors should assistance by needed extending the quiz/exam time for a DRC student.

Additional DRC updates can be found on the DRC website at www.palomar.edu/drc  DRC staff can answer questions via phone at (760) 593-7230, e-mail at drc@palomar.edu or via our online Contact Form https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/drc/drc-contact-form/.

Student Athletes

The CCCAA Board of Directors voted that student-athletes who competed in the 2020 spring season will have their season of competition restored, provided they have not quit or been cut from their teams prior to their season being postponed.  The NCAA, NAIA and other collegiate governing bodies are currently addressing similar issues and the CCCAA will continue to work with them to help student-athletes who wish to eventually transfer.

Practices outside of regularly scheduled classes are canceled through June 30, 2020.  However, all athletes are required to still participate in their ACS classes via distance learning. Athletes should contact their coaches directly for more information on their specific class requirements.

No. All classes will continue through a distance learning format as stated in the release by the school. All assignments must still be completed by appropriate deadlines.

Athletes should contact the Athletic Academic Counselor, Amber Slivick, for direct assistance. Meetings will be held by phone or via Zoom.  (Instructions for setting up a meeting with Zoom can be found here.)  Student Athletes should also frequently check the Palomar College Website for updated information on further resources.

The facilities are closed as of Mar. 13 2020 and will remain closed indefinitely.

If you need rehab, please contact the athletic trainers, Flecicia Heise (fheise@palomar.edu) or Dennis Greenhill (dgreenhill@palomar.edu). Each injury will be individually evaluated.

Please go to the Palomar College Website and click the “New Students” tab at the top of the page.  If further assistance is needed please contact one of the coaches of the sport that you would like to participate in.

All counseling appointments will be taking place online through March 20th.  Students can continue to set up appointments online through the athletic website’s appointment website or by emailing Amber Slivick at aslivick@palomar.edu. The lab will be closed.

Military Affiliated Students Using VA Education Benefits

The VA will pay resident housing for courses that were originally intended to be offered on campus. Visit our website HERE for more information.

https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/veterans/files/2020/05/CLASS-SCHEDULE-FA20-5.12.2020pdf.pdf

Many VA facilities are reopening to care for veterans while others are still focusing on TeleHealth appointments. For more information on other services near you and medical care please visit the VA webpage.

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/n-coronavirus/

Please email us at veterans@palomar.edu and we will work quickly to answer your questions.

We are still working very closely with many of our community organizations as they are working on ways to provide services to veterans and their families during this time. If you have a referral request, please email us at veterans@palomar.edu.

Camp Pendleton and Military Affiliated Students

Face-to-face classes on Camp Pendleton are now being offered online for Fall 2021 with the exception of the Academic Skills program. Please use the My Class Finder to view open classes.

The Camp Pendleton Site is currently closed.  Limited in-person services will resume as of September 15, 2021.  Please visit our Camp Pendleton FAQ page for more information or email us at cppen@palomar.edu.

Not at this time.

You may email your voucher to cppen@palomar.edu.

Textbook delivery to Camp Pendleton has been temporarily suspended. The Bookstore is offering free home delivery. For further information, visit the Bookstore website.

We will keep the Camp Pendleton COVID-19 Updates website up to date as new regulations and information are received.

The Camp Pendleton Site does not have a Bookstore on base. Please contact the main Palomar College Bookstore for inquiries at 760-744-1150 ext. 2226.

The easiest way to reach us is through email at cppen@palomar.edu or via phone at 760-744-1150 ext. 7818. Please make sure to leave us a message with your name, Student ID# and phone number.

Current International Students

We expect to return to the office for the Fall 2021 semester. However, number of people who can be in the office will be limited. Most of the requests can be submitted online by completing the appropriate request forms posted at https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/internationalstudents/student-forms-2/ and send to internationalstudents@palomar.edu. We will send you the item requested to your student email account. We also are available to meet you on zoom meetings.

If you completed the Graduation Petition, then your Certificate or Degree will be mailed to your permanent address. The deadlines are Sept 30th for the Fall term, February 28th for the Spring term and June 30th for the Summer session. There is no deadline for CSUGE or IGETC Certification.

Please complete the Last Semester Questionnaire and send it to internationalstudents@palomar.edu. It is very important that you do this, so we can take care of your SEVIS record appropriately.

If you are transferring to another school, please also send a copy of the Acceptance email that you received and the SEVIS Release Request to internationalstudents@palomar.edu.

You can still make an online Counseling appointment. Just email internationalstudents@palomar.edu and tell us what time works for you.

Newly Accepted International Students

New Overseas Students for the Fall 2021 term will be required to enroll in one face to face or hybrid class. About 25% of Fall 2021 classes are being offered online. You can take all of your classes online while you are in your home country or if you are a continuing student that began your classes before March 2020.

Please check with CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) travel advisory at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html and find out if your county has any restriction to enter the U.S.

Students from China, Iran, Schengen Area, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Brazil, and South Africa are exempt from the restriction - 20071733j.pdf (aila.org).

Special Programs (EOPS/TRiO/Promise)

EOPS/CalWorks/Care/Foster Youth

Appointments will be offered by phone or video chat utilizing the Zoom platform until future notice.

For general questions, email eopsadmin@palomar.edu or call (760) 744-1150, ext. 2449.

TRiO SSS

Counseling appointments will be offered online or by phone. Important deadlines and information will be regularly sent to students via email. SSS Counselors and staff will provide online workshops on important topics. Remote tutoring will be offered soon.

New applications for the program will continue to be accepted; visit the TRIO SSS website to learn more. For questions, contact SSS staff at (760) 744-1150, ext. 2761.

Palomar Promise

For Palomar Promise FAQs please visit this website.

For questions email Palomar Promise staff at promise@palomar.edu or call (760) 744-1150, ext. 3931.

Textbook Rental Check-ins and Returns

You have two options for returning rentals due to the Palomar Bookstore:

Take advantage of In-store Drop-Off:

See PalomarStore.com for current open hours. If Curbside Pickup is available at San Marcos, we have 7 spots in the Lot 1 parking lot for you to park and safely hand over your rental(s).

    • We will quickly inspect your rental(s) for any damage that will not allow us to check the book(s) in: water/coffee damage, broken binding, torn/missing pages, etc.

Please have the full name, phone number and email address associated to your rental account ready when you are at Curbside Pickup

OR

Mail the rental(s) to the Palomar College Bookstore:

Mail to: Palomar College Bookstore, Attn: Rental Return, 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069  Note: Shipping is at your expense.

    • Sign in to your efollett account using the same email address you provided at the register in-store or entered when you rented online. Note: If you don’t know your password, that’s OK – just click “Forgot Password” to reset.
      • Once you’ve signed in, you will be navigated to the Rentals page to view your Rental Account Information and Rental History.
      • Click “Return all Rentals by Mail” and follow the steps to print your packing slip.
      • Print your packing slip and include in your rental shipment. Your packing slip is crucial to include in your box – it identifies you, what you’re returning, and where to send your rentals.
      • Keep your tracking information in case you do not get a notification that the rentals have been returned.

Yes. However, while the due date for rented books has not changed, the “non-return charge date” has been extended 15 days past your current return due date to allow time for your mailed book to reach the store. To avoid late charges, please have your book in transit by the due date.

If you originally rented your textbook in the store, there is no option to buy or extend the rental on the website at this time. If you rented your textbook online, you have an option to buy or extend the rental on PalomarStore.com on the Rentals page.

Textbook Purchases and Previous Orders

Your item may be shipping from a location that has closed due to COVID-19 concerns. Your order will be filled when we are able to access that location again. Items that are in this situation are marked as “backordered” on the website. However, when you placed your order, the ship-from location may not yet have been closed or was in the process of closing so this backorder status may not have been displaying, check the item again now for confirmation.

Sorry for the inconvenience during this uncertain time. If you wish to cancel an order in this status, email the store from the link in PalomarStore.com.

No, instead you can order from PalomarStore.com.

There are digital eBook options available for many titles available through PalomarStore.com. See the textbook page on the site for details.

Textbooks: Selling Back (Book Buyback)

You can sell back books online (ship your books) through the “Sell Your Textbooks” link in the footer of PalomarStore.com.