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

Construction Fence

    A very large fence has been erected in the east central part of campus. Please contact DSPS if you
    need mobility assistance with navigating the area.

Faculty Notification Letters & Accommodations

   Please pick up your Faculty Notification Letters from the DSPS front office. Also remember to make 
   your requests for accommodations as soon as possible.

Testing Accommodations

If you are using testing accommodations, make sure you sign the new testing agreement with Ana. Testing accommodations are available at the Palm Desert campus and all education centers.

Keep your DSPS File Active!

Please visit the DSPS Office as soon as possible to find out if your file is current. If not, you risk losing your DSPS services and accommodations, including Spring priority registration in November.  

Remember that you must meet with a DSPS Counselor at least once per year in order to keep your DSPS file active. If you do not meet with a DSPS Counselor for two consecutive semesters, then you risk losing your priority registration and other DSPS services. Our DSPS Counselors are academic counselors too, so they can meet all of your needs.

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

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.


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.