Counseling FAQs

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Who is my counselor?

Students are not assigned a specific counselor. Students are able to meet with any available counselor.

Where do I go for assistance if I am disabled?

Contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office (DSPS) at 760.773.2534. (CSSC Building)

What kind of tutoring services are available?

A tutor is available for practically every subject you take. Please contact the Tutorial Center at 760.776.7241.

What is my User ID?

To obtain your User ID, click on the “MyCod” button on our home page then click on the “Obtain your @mycod.us username and email login” button. Enter your last name and either your student identification number or your Social Security number.

What is my password?

All new students will receive an email from College of the Desert within three business days of applying. This email will include your COD ID Number, MyCOD email and WebAdvisor log-in along with your default password to log into your student accounts. Please refer to this email in order to find your student log-in information! If you have not received this email, please contact Admissions and Records at enrolls@collegeofthedesert.edu or by calling 760.773.2516.

What if I forget my login password?

If you have forgotten your password, you will need to reset it. Go to the MyCOD Portal, via the MyCOD Email link on the website and click on the “Forgot my Password” link and follow the instructions. Remember this will reset your password for WebAdvisor and Canvas.

Where do I get a parking permit?

Permits are available in the Bursar's Office. (CSSC Building.). Order your parking permit online by clicking on Student Services on our home page then click on Parking under the Bursar’s section.

Where can I get a copy of my schedule?

You can print your schedule through WebAdvisor. You may get assistance with printing a copy from the staff at the front desk in the Counseling Center. (CSSC Building).

What if I attended another college other than COD?

Talk to a counselor about transferring applicable credits.

How do I add or drop a class?

Classes can be added or dropped through WebAdvisor.

What are the differences between a class schedule and a catalog?

A class schedule gives information on the classes being offered each semester, the time and date the class will begin, and where the class will meet. A catalog gives a general description of each course, along with COD policies and regulations.

When is a student considered a full-time student?

Students are considered full-time students when 12 or more units are being taken during a semester.

What is the maximum number of units I can take?

Generally, 19 units are considered to be the maximum, but more can be taken with approval from the Director of Counseling.

How do I apply for graduation?

An Application to Graduate form must be filled out. Forms can be obtained at the Admissions and Records office, the Counseling Center (CSSC Building), or online. You must meet the deadline requirements.

What do I do when I am done with my general education and ready to transfer?

Paperwork must be filed with the school you are planning on attending and with COD. Workshops are available during each semester for students who are planning to transfer. Call the Transfer Center for further details at 760.862.1351.