College of the Desert (COD)

College of the Desert Admissions
Admision para el Colegio del Desierto

New Student Registration Guide

This step-by-step process should be followed in order. It may take more than one day to complete the process.

Complete Online Application/Completar la Aplicación en la Internet

Online Application for Admission go to the COD website at:

Click on "Apply Online"

Click on "Admissions Application"

Read the directions and then click on "Begin Application for College of the Desert"

Complete each screen, a RED notice will pop-up if the information is in complete. You will need to fill in the data. When the form is complete, click "Submit"

Your College of the Desert Student Identification Number and registration information will be sent to the e-mail
account you specified on the admission application, usually the same day.

Assessment tests for basic academic skills are used to determine recommended placement in English, math, reading, or English as a Second Language (ESL). All non-exempt students must have their skills evaluated prior to a counseling appointment or registration. Contact the Assessment Center for an appointment. (760-776-7413) you will need your College of the Desert Student ID number in order to make your appointment to take the assessment test.

Orientation is expected for all first-time college students.

Counseling/Advisement Consejeria/Orientación
Meet with a Counselor or Advisor. If you have completed prerequisites for a class at another college or university, take a copy of your transcript(s) to the counseling office for verification that the previous class meets the prerequisite requirement. (760) 773-2520

Financial Aid/Ayuda Financiera
Apply for Financial Aid .

Register For Classes/Registrarse par las Clases
Registration may be completed online via Web Advisor or touch-tone telephone. Instructions for registration will be emailed to you when the application process is completed. If you are unable to register, please read the most common registration questions

Payment of Fees/Pago de Registración
Fees must be paid by deadlines (see "Calendar ") or you may be dropped from all classes.