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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: Please refer to Timeline to Become a COD DSPS Student for Recent High School Graduates​

ALL New DSPS College of the Desert Students: Please refer to the DSPS New Student Checklist​

  • Complete the New Student 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 verification (Disability Verification Form can be picked up in DSPS office or click the link below)
  • 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 verification. (Disability Verification Form can be picked up in DSPS office or click the link below)
  • 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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