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​Disabled Students Programs & Services
How to Become a COD DSPS Student

Gene​ral Guidelines for Requesting DSPS Services

Incoming High School Students:

ALL New DSPS College of the Desert Students: 

Please refer to the DSPS New Student Checklist​
  • Complete the online Application to College of the Desert​ by March 1 for Summer/Fall or October 1 for Winter/Spring
  • Complete all requirements found in the "Getting Started" sequence located at Admissions & Records - Getting Started​
  • Provide Documentation of Disability to the DSPS office -- for example, the most recent testing/psychological/triennial report, IEP, audiological report and/or doctor’s disability verification (Disability Verification Form - this form is also available at the DSPS office.)
  • Meet with the DSPS Counselor to determine appropriate accommodations

Continuing Students:

  • Provide Documentation of Disability to the DSPS Office -- for example, the most recent testing/psychological/triennial report, IEP, audiological report and/or doctor’s disability verification. (Disability Verification Form - this form is also available at the DSPS office)
  • Meet with the DSPS Counselor to determine appropriate accommodations

​Disability Verification Form, if applicable, is completed by a licensed practitioner and returned to the DSPS office.​

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