Registration Checklist

To help you get started as a student at College of the Desert, please complete the items below. If you need assistance, call 760.773.2521 and leave a message with your name, phone number and student ID number.

  1. COD Application and Student ID Number

    I completed the COD application and received my COD Student ID via email.

  2. Log into MyCod portal and set up MyCod email

    I have logged into the Office 365 MyCOD portal.

  3. Online Orientation

    I have logged into the MyCOD portal, clicked on the Take the Student Orientation link and reviewed all the orientation sections.

  4. PLEDGE/EDGE (optional)

    I am a recent local high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed the EDGE/PLEDGE application on line to see if I am eligible.

  5. Financial Aid (optional) 760-773-2532

    Required for all PLEDGE/EDGE students. I have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application.

  6. Select Classes for your Major

    I have watched the My First Schedule Workshop and selected courses for my major and/or general education goals.

    1. Guided self-placement tools are also available to further assist with Math and English course selection and registration.
      To access the tools, click on the buttons below.

  7. Meet with a Counselor

    1. I will meet with a counselor to review my classes, if necessary. I can either call 760-773-2521 to receive a call from a counselor or go to the Counseling Center to meet a counselor in person.
  8. Learn how to Register

    Using WebAdvisor

    Using Self-Service

  9. Registration Date

    I have viewed “My Registration Information” in WebAdvisor to learn my day and time.

  10. Registration

    On your priority registration date, I will enroll in the classes I have selected. I have viewed one of the registration videos from step 8 for the method I will use to register.

  11. Pay Fees

    I have paid my fees on line using the Make a Payment link within three (3) days of registering for my classes. PLEDGE students and students receiving financial aid will not have to pay.

  12. Attend Classes

    I will attend in-person classes on the first day and/or check in on Canvas for online courses. If I added myself to a waitlist, I will contact the professor to request an Add Code.  I will use the Add Code to add the class to my schedule. Add Permit Code Instructions

If you require accommodations, please contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at 760.773.2534 or

Revised September 16, 2022​