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Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 1st Floor
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact: (760) 636-7974
The TRiO-DSPS Program at College of the Desert is a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program designed to provide comprehensive counseling and to assist students in meeting the challenges of graduating from COD and transferring to a four-year university of their choice.  The program is funded under the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO Programs.
Mission Statement
"To assist students with disabilities who are first generation, and/or low-income student in the graduation and transfer process from College of the Desert and to strengthen their preparation for the successful completion of a college degree."
Student Benefits
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • AA Degree/Certificate and Transfer Assistance from COD
  • College Skills and Financial Aid Workshops
  • Priority One Registration
  • One-on-One Tutoring
Additional Benefits:
  • Computer Lab Use for educational purposes
  • Student Educational Plan
  • University Tours and Cultural Events

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Student with a Disability
  • First Generation College Student and/ OR Low-Income (Meet Federal Income Guidelines)
  • Must plan to earn an AA degree or Certificate and declare a plan transfer to a four year college or university.
  • Grade Point Average (current semester and cummulative) 2.0 or higher
  • Enrolled full-time (12 units minimum) every semester 
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