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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. If you have
    mobility challenges, DSPS is happy to show this fence to you so the safest and easiest way of
    moving around this fence can be identified for you. This fence will be in place for at least two
    more semesters, so well over a year. Please keep this in mind when registering for classes.

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

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.  ​

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 and all education centers.

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.