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Location: Cravens Student Services Center, 1st Floor
                (Located in the same office as DSPS) 
Hours:  Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
            (Closed Fridays in the summer)
Contact: (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