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Attentio​​n DSPS Students! Please see below for important announcements.

​MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2nd Annual DSPS End of Year Celebration & Recognition

    DSPS will be holding its Second Annual End of Year Celebration and Recognition Ceremony on
    Monday, April 30th from 1:00-2:30pm. All DSPS students are invited to attend! 
    Food, cake, refreshments, guest speakers, raffle prizes and photo opportunities!
    Come join the fun! 

    If you will be attending this event and need any special accommodations, please call DSPS at
    (760) 773-2534.

Priority Registration is quickly approaching!

    Priority Registration for BOTH Summer and Fall semesters is May 7th. If you need to
    discuss classes with a counselor, plan to do so about a month before priority registration as
    counselors get booked up very quickly for the Fall semester.

Change to Testing Accommodation Process

Please see Ana in the DSPS Office to learn about the new process for testing accommodations. Testing accommodations are available at the Palm Desert campus, as well as Indio and Mecca.

Services in In​​dio and Mecca

A DSPS Counselor is available in Indio and Mecca every Wednesday and Thursday. At Indio, you can just drop in or you can schedule an appointment. Mecca is by appointment ONLY. To schedule appointments, call (760) 773-2534. Testing Accommodations are available at both Indio and Mecca. For testing information or questions, call Ana at (760) 773-2525.

Keep your DSPS File Active and Maintain your Prio​​rity Registration Status

Remember that you must meet with a DSPS Counselor at least once in the Fall and Spring semesters in order to keep your DSPS file active. If you do not meet with a DSPS Counselor during a semester, then you risk losing your priority registration and other DSPS services.

Some students have not returned their loaned technology such as Livescribe Pens. If this is you, then you need to know that you have a "Hold" placed on your records which means you cannot register for next semester. Return your materials to Bonnie or Angie in the DSPS lab.

You also must maintain a 2.0 GPA, successfully complete 50% of your classes and have a Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP) on​ file to maintain your priority registration.  

REMEMBER TO READ your COD Email!

Dozens of DSPS students lost their registration priority only because they missed very important emails from DSPS and Counseling. ​It is strongly recommended that ALL students forward their COD email to their personal email in order to stay updated on important college announcements and information. Please see instructions on How to Forward your College of the Desert Email to your Personal Email.


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​"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
- ​Benjamin Franklin
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