Registration for High School Completion classes is on an open-entry, space available basis, through the 15th week of the term.
You will need to complete the following steps:
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.
Send official transcripts to College of the Desert: Request official transcript(s) from previous high school(s) where credits were earned to be sent by mail or electronic delivery to College of the Desert's Noncredit Programs.
Official transcripts should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Official transcripts should be mailed to:
Attention: Noncredit Programs Office
Admissions & Records
Cravens Student Center Building 2nd Floor
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Avenue
Palm Desert, Ca. 92260
Note: The Noncredit office will not accept transcripts emailed directly from the student. Transcripts must be sent through Parchment, emailed directly from the school, or mailed an official copy to the Admissions and Records office.
Meet with a counselor: After transcripts have been evaluated, the Noncredit Programs office will contact the student to set up an appointment with a counselor. In this meeting, the counselor will review Student Educational Plan (SEP).
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.
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.
Total credits required (160 Credits)
Note: There is a minimum 20 credit "In Residence"(must be completed in COD's ABE program) requirement in order to graduate from COD.
In addition to earning the above credits, the California adopted minimum proficiency standards must be met by passing Proficiency Exams (not to be confused with the CHSPE) in Math, Reading, and Editing (Essay).
There is no cost for these tests and they may be taken an unlimited number of times until passed. They are given, by appointment, with ABE faculty members.
*P.E. credits are not required nor will they be counted in your evaluation of previous transcripts.
*Students may be eligible to be awarded elective credits for:
Each students' timeline varies. High School Completion students work at their own pace and schedule. The average student earns about 15 credits per subject per semester.
All High School Completion courses are being offered fully online for the Summer and Fall 2021 terms. There are no in person ABE classes/labs being offered at this time.
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).
Books are provided electronically and free of charge.
If you wish to purchase your own, the instructor can provide you with information to purchase books.
When an individual completes all of the requirements for graduation, they should obtain an "Intent to Graduate" form from their instructor or from the Noncredit Program office.
Once submitted, all requirements will be reviewed and students will be awarded their high school diploma upon successful completion. Diplomas are mailed between 4-6 weeks after each term.
For more information you can contact the Non-credit programs office by emailing email@example.com 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.
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