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The Individual Title V HSI-Student Affairs grant strives to increase the readiness of entering students to succeed in college by providing programs and services to enhance student success.
Positively impact College of the Desert’s ability to offer expanded and quality programs in the area of strengthening basic skills through the College Readiness Initiative (CRI)/EDGE Program which fosters student success, aims to reduce the number of remedial courses, and increase retention and persistence.  EDGE also assists with academic attainment of Hispanic students and supports institutional stability.
The purpose of EDGE is to help students “Engage,Develop, Grow and [be] Empowered”.  EDGE provides first-year college students with a full range of experiences including:
  • 3 weeks of  intensive math and English review
  • College student success strategies
  • A dedicated counselor to provide academic advising
  • Supplemental Instructional Leaders (SI)
  • Assistance with financial aid applications and information about financial literacy 
After completing the summer program, students will have the opportunity to retake the placement test in English, reading, and math and potentially place into higher-level courses saving them time and money at COD!  These services are provided by the Individual Title V HSI-Student Affairs grant & Coachella     Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) so there is  NO COST to students!​​


or more information, or to find out if you are eligible, please contact Jenna Huntzinger, 760-776-7237, Option 1.