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Apply to Palomar College in the fall of your senior year and don't forget to submit your FAFSA or CA Dream Act application too.

After your Palomar ID number is emailed to you, you can log in to your MyPalomar account and complete the Palomar Promise application.

Community colleges provide a range of opportunities for students. They can provide certificate programs or associate degrees in a particular field of study, or provide a point of entry into four-year college as a transfer student. In California, there are 114 different campuses to choose from with approximately 2.1 million students. Students range from high school students getting a head-start by earning college credit, to recent high school graduates and adult students pursuing technical/vocational two-year degrees, or preparing themselves for transfer to a four-year college.

What are the benefits of attending a community college?

1. Save money

2. Stay close to home

3. Smaller class sizes

4. Earn a certificate, associate’s degree and possibly even a bachelor’s degree

5. Transfer to a 4-year college or university

How do you apply to a community college?

Applying to a community college is easy! Go to their website and fill out the application. They do NOT need your GPA, SAT/ACT scores or any essays.

Is it difficult to transfer from a community college to a 4-year school?

Many students find it difficult to transfer from a community college to a 4-year college or university, but if you plan ahead and make good academic choices it doesn’t have to be.

Check out this article from for tips about transferring: Is Transferring from Community College to a University Easy?

Get information from the Palomar College Transfer Center.

Our local community colleges:

Palomar College in San Marcos, CA

Palomar Promise Scholarship

The Palomar Promise offers one year of free course enrollment and related registration fees, textbook assistance, and access to specialized academic and career planning with related support services to entering students who graduate from an eligible high school in the Palomar College service area. First Year Experience (FYE) - Palomar Promise Flyer 2019 

Mira Costa College in Oceanside, CA

California Community Colleges



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