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APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Any information provided on the application for admission is maintained for student record purposes and for reporting to state and federal agencies. The information you provide is voluntary and will be kept confidential. The social security number is required for financial aid and tax reporting purposes.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
As stated in BP 3410, the Palomar Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities. In addition, all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harrassment.

The District and each individual who represents the District, shall provide equal access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

It is the policy of the College that, unless  exempted by statute, every course offered and maintained by the District, shall be fully open to enrollment and participation by any person who has been admitted to the College and who meets the stated prerequisites for the course.

The complete Board Policy may be found at http://www.palomar.edu/gb/ under Governing Board, Policies and Procedures.

SPECIAL ADMISSION
To be considered for admission, minors must have completed the eighth grade or reached the age of 15, and have permission of the local school district. Home-schooled minors may enroll with permission of the local school district. Minors, under 15 years, with the permission from a public or private school, and the Palomar College instructor, may enroll only in courses specified by the local school district or private school. Otherwise, minors under 15 years of age are limited to enrolling in special classes devoted to children, such as child development lab classes or youth orchestra. Credit earned is college credit and may also be used as high school credit with consent of the high school. Grades may affect eligibility for future financial aid.  

ABILITY TO BENEFIT
For student financial aid purposes, a student must meet one of the following eligibility criteria to be considered:

  • High School Diploma (note: the student must have a diploma or high school transcript that indicates the student graduated)
  • GED or California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE)
  • Satisfactory completion (grade C or better) of 6 credit hours of equivalent coursework applicable to a degree or certificate
  • Satisfactory completion of the Ability to Benefit components of the Assessment Test (note: student must be 18 years of age)

PASS/NO PASS GRADING
Complete a P/NP grading form and return it to the Admissions Office within the first 30 percent of the course. The faculty signature is NOT required. The change of grading status is not reversible. Use the online P/NP Form.

SUMMER 2014- Deadline to change grading status (P/NP) is June 26 for for 6-wk classes and July 1 for 8-wk classes.
FALL 2014- Deadline to change grading status (P/NP) is September 19 for full semester-length classes.
SPRING 2014- Deadline to change grading status (P/NP) is February 26 for full semester-length classes.

AUDITING A COURSE
Complete an application for audit, obtain the faculty, department chair and Dean's signature, and return it to the Admissions Office or a Palomar College Education Center. Audits are not allowed prior to the first class meeting. Students who register for credit have priority over auditors, and not all classes are available for auditing. The change of grading status is not reversible. If changing from credit to audit status after the refund deadline, no enrollment fees will be refunded and the $15 per unit audit fee will be charged in addition to the enrollment fees.
There is no deadline for original registration under audit status.

SUMMER 2014- Deadline to change grading status (AUD) is June 26 for for 6-wk classes and July 1 for 8-wk classes.
FALL 2014- Deadline to change grading status (AUD) is September 19 for full semester-length classes.
SPRING 2014- Deadline to change grading status (AUD) is February 26 for full semester-length classes.

 

DROPPING A COURSE
All students are expected to attend classes. Failure to attend class can result in an "F" or "FW" grade, unless the student processes a drop by the "W" grade deadline, which is 50% of class meetings. Drop classes online in Student eServices. Faculty permission is not required.

SUMMER 2014 - July 3 for 6-Wk classes and July 10 for 8-Wk classes.
FALL 2014 - October 11 for full semester-length classes.
SPRING 2014 - March 15 for full semester-length classes.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN YOUR SEMESTER GRADES
You may access your semester grades on the Internet at Student eServices. You may use a computer in the Admissions lobby, Career Center or Library.

Summer 2014  grades will be available on September 3.
Fall 2014 grades will be available on January 12, 2015.
Spring 2014 grades will be available June 17.

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRADUATION

If you plan to graduate with an A.A. or certificate of achievement, you must apply for an evaluation of your records. Application for graduation deadlines are: February 28 for May graduates; June 30 for August graduates; September 30 for December graduates. Print and complete the Graduation Petition or Certificate of Proficiency Petition, or the Petition for Noncredit Certificate of Completion and bring to the Evaluations Office located in the Student Services Center or call (760) 744-1150, ext. 2165.