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

MONEY.....MONEY.....MONEY.....2018 Scholarship Applications!

    **Get your piece of over $10,000** The 2018 COD Scholarship Application is now open! The
    application period runs from December 5, 2017 to March 2, 2018. For more information
    and to apply online, please visit Financial Aid - Scholarship Information​.


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.

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.  

Services in In​​dio and Mecca

Remember that a DSPS counselor is available at Indio and Mecca every Wednesday. 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.