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Welcome to Palomar College Veterans Services!

Guide to determine which classes will be considered residential due to COVID-19 Changes:

This is information pulled from the catalog before the COVID-19 lockdown changes. Check the location of the class to determine if it was originally considered residential or online. Search for the course number via Ctrl+F and look to see if the course was considered online or at one of Palomar's Campus locations.

Fall Guide

Follow these steps if you plan on using VA Educational Benefits at Palomar College:

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1.) Apply for Admission to Palomar College by clicking on “Apply for Admission”: (www2.Palomar.edu)

    • On the CCC Apply website, click “create new account” and fill out the required information.
    • Your student ID number will be emailed to your email address.
    • Log into My Palomar (eServices) with your student ID number and use the password from CCC Apply to activate your student email account.
    • Review the optional Veterans Orientation Presentation.

2.) Apply for your VA Education Benefits online. (www.va.gov)

3.) Submit a VA Coding Request to the Veterans office to receive priority registration from your Palomar student email to (veterans@palomar.edu ):

    • This form also prevents Ch.33, Ch.33D, and Ch.31 students from being dropped from classes for nonpayment of tuition & fees.
    • Ch.30, Ch.35, Ch.1606 & Ch.1607 recipients are responsible for paying their tuition & fees within 10  days of enrollment. Students who fail to post payment will be dropped from ALL registered classes.

4.) Submit OFFICIAL copies of your transcripts from EVERY COLLEGE ever attended: (https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/veterans/transcripts/)

    • Request an official copy of your military transcript for delivery.
    • Receipt of ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS is required before an appointment can be reserved with a Veteran’s Counselor.
    • This policy is federal law, and noncompliance may result in the delay of benefits processing, inaccurate academic advisement, or student financial liability in the event of VA auditing discrepancies.

5.) After all of the above is complete, you will need to obtain an Education Plan from a Veteran’s Counselor:

    • Contact the VRC to schedule an educational advising appointment with a VRC Veteran Counselor. (https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/veterans/contact-us/)
    • The counselor will provide you with the REQUIRED VA Declaration of Major (DOM) to certify your VA Educational benefits.
    • Note: Appointments made with the general counseling office do not guarantee accurate academic plans compliant with VA standards and may delay the processing of education benefits.

6.) Enroll in classes that are required for your declared major. The VA will not pay for courses that fall outside your degree plan:

    • Priority enrollment dates can be found on the “Welcome” tab of your MyPalomar/eServices account. Enrollment for Spring usually begins around October, while Fall registration is typically in June.
    • Academic & Processing Calendars. (https://www2.palomar.edu/pages/enrollmentservices/calendars/)
    • If your counseling appointment is prior to the beginning of the term, the veteran’s counselor will help you choose classes. Enroll in MyPalomar/eServices. If your counseling appointment is after the beginning of the term, you may still enroll in classes, but must ensure:
      •  Selected courses apply toward your declared major.
      • You do not select any courses that you may have taken elsewhere.

7.) Once you are enrolled in classes, submit all counseling documents to the Veterans Resource Center VIA your Palomar Student Email & complete a CERTIFICATION REQUEST: 

    • Paperwork from your counseling appointment should include a Declaration of Major and an Education Plan.
    • You will CERTIFY your classes EACH SEMESTER:
      • The certification process involves your written consent to use benefits. A Veterans Services worker will ensure your registered classes are payable & submit this enrollment information to the VA for processing.
      • Payment amounts are determined by the VA based on the number/type of units you are enrolled in and the Chapter of Benefits you are entitled to. Full-time enrollment consists of 12 units for 16-week courses. Full-time enrollment for Fast Track, Intersession, & Summer courses is calculated differently.
      • New Students will be required to complete and submit the Transcript Evaluation Request.

8.) The following services are not required but we strongly encourage you to apply for additional financial assistance & academic resources:

Veterans Resource Center Forms:

    • VA Benefit Coding Request: Students must fill out this form to be coded as a Veteran in Eservices and receive priority enrollment.  Open the PDF file and fill in all red boxes.  When completed, save the file with your last name and student ID as the name (e.g. smith123456789) and email to veterans@palomar.edu with "Coding Request" in the subject line FROM YOUR PALOMAR STUDENT EMAIL.
    • Semester Certification Request: Students must complete this form each semester and turn it into the VRC. Fill this form out and save the file with your last name and student ID as the name (e.g. smith123456789) and email to veterans@palomar.edu with "Certification Request" in the subject line FROM YOUR PALOMAR STUDENT EMAIL.
    • Transcript Evaluation Request: Request form for the school to process an evaluation request on student’s transcripts and current major(s). Required by the VA. Fill this form out and save the file with your last name and student ID as the name (e.g. smith123456789) and email to veterans@palomar.edu with "Eval Request" in the subject line FROM YOUR PALOMAR STUDENT EMAIL.
    • Add/drops for current certification: Email changes to veterans@palomar.edu – your email MUST include your first and last name, Palomar student ID# and what courses you are requesting to add and/or drop from your certification FROM YOUR PALOMAR STUDENT EMAIL.

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Note: Federal privacy laws restrict the type of information we provide on the phone. We can only provide general information to students regarding their file. Parents and Spouses are reminded that we cannot provide information about the student without a written release signed by the student authorizing staff to discuss the record.

How many units are considered full time?

16 weeks8 weeks6 weeks4 weeksPay Status
Units12643Full Time
94323/4 Time
732.51.5>1/2 Time
No BAH6211<= 1/2 Time
Note: Post 9/11 Education Benefit pays to the nearest 10% of the student status. For example, if you are considered ¾ time (75%) the VA will pay 80% of the full-time BAH rate.

REGISTRATION TIMETABLES

Fall 2020

16 weekAug 24-Dec 19
8 week (Fast Track I)Aug 24-Oct 17
8 week (Fast Track II)Oct 19-Dec 19
Fall Registration Info:
April 10: Online Class Schedule
May 11: Hard Copy Class Schedule
June 4: Registration Begins