GED Preparation

Registration for the Noncredit GED preparation class is on an open-entry, space available basis, until the 15th week of the term.

New Students or Returning Students Who Have Missed A Year or More

New students must complete the following steps:
  1. Complete the online College of the Desert Noncredit admission application by going to “Getting Started”. Applications take 1-2 business days to be processed and received by the Noncredit office. 

  2. Complete online orientation (Orientation is mandatory for all NEW students only): The online orientation is available through WebAdvisor. Once logged into the Student Menu, find the Orientation Link under the Academic Profile section. This orientation is takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

  3. Register for classes: Register for classes through WebAdvisor on or after the priority registration date. Click on "How to Register for GED Preparation Courses on WebAdvisor" for step by step instructions. 

  4. Pay your fees: Pay fees through WebAdvisor by selecting “Pay My Fees” in the Student Menu. Students are financially responsible for classes in which they enroll. Students are also responsible for dropping courses they are not attending. Click on "How to Pay Your Fees on WebAdvisor" for step by step instructions.
  5. Activate your FREE COLLEGE EMAIL: All COD communications with students will be through the free COD email address (Note: All new students are required to have their @mycod email account activated by or before two weeks after applying). Click on "How to Set up your MyCOD Email" for step by step instructions.

Returning Students Who Have Attended Within the Year

  1. Register for classes: Register for classes through WebAdvisor on or after the priority registration date. Click on "How to Register for GED Preparation Courses on WebAdvisor" for step by step instructions. 

  2. Pay your fees: Pay fees through WebAdvisor by selecting “Pay My Fees” in the Student Menu. Students are financially responsible for classes in which they enroll. Students are also responsible for dropping courses they are not attending. Click on "How to Pay Your Fees on WebAdvisor" for step by step instructions.

What is the cost?

There is a mandatory health fee of $21.00 per semester for the Spring and Fall semesters and $18.00 for Summer session (when offered).

The instructor will provide you with more information on how to access and purchase books.

 

For more information you can contact the Non-credit programs office by emailing abepd@collegeofthedesert.edu or call 760-776-7348. Hours for phone service are Monday through Thursday 9:00AM to 6:00PM and 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Fridays.