CalWORKs Announcements

October 2021

  • We will be offering some in-person counseling services beginning the week of Oct 12th.
  • There will be an in person gift card and supply pick-up during the last week of October. As always, you must have a complete file to be eligible. Details will be emailed soon.
  • CSU and UC transfer applications open today. Application deadline is Nov 30th. 

CalWORKs Status

  • If you still have not met with a CalWORKs counselor this semester, please email us at to make an appointment and to ensure that your CalWORKs file is complete.

  • Remember that you must meet with a CalWORKs Counselor three times a semester in order to receive your services for the semester. If you do not meet with a CalWORKs Counselor during the semester, you will not be eligible for your services.

  • You also must maintain a 2.0 GPA, successfully complete 50% of your classes and have a Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP) on file to maintain your priority registration.

Remember to Read your COD Email

  • Remember that all CalWORKs email communication will be through your COD email. We strongly recommended that your check email regularly or that you forward your COD email to your personal email in order to stay updated on important college announcements and information.

  • Please see instructions on Ho​w to Forward your College of the Desert Email to your Personal Email​ (view answer under Email Questions section)