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TRiO Student Support Services- 
Disabled Students Program & Services (DSPS)

Group picture of TRiO Student Support Services-DSPS at a College Tour at University of California, Irvine 2016 
TRiO Student Support Services-DSPS


Palm Desert Campus in South Annex 12 


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Closed Fridays in the summer from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.)

Contact Us:

(760) 636-7974

About Us

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
  • Workshops.
  • Priority One Registration
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Computer Lab Use for Educational Purposes
  • Detailed Student Educational Plans
  • University/College Tours and Cultural Events
  • Live Scribe Pen Loan Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident of the U.S.
  • Student with a Disability (Permanent or Temporary with Documentation)
  • 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 cumulative) 2.0 or higher
  • Enrolled in 6 or more units for Fall and Spring semester.
  • Enrolled in Math 054 or have assessment scores with this placement