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.
I completed the COD application and received my COD Student ID via email.
I have logged into the Office 365 MyCOD portal.
I have logged into the Self-Service Portal, clicked on the Take the Student Orientation link and reviewed all the orientation sections.
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.
I have either attended or watched the My First Schedule Workshop video and selected courses for my major and/or general education goals.
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.
I will meet with a counselor to review my classes, if necessary. I can either call 760-773-2521 to set up a callback from a counselor or go to the Counseling Center to meet a counselor in person.
I have viewed the How to register for classes using Self-Service video. I have practiced using Self Service.
I will view my registration date/time one (1) week before priority registration starts by placing courses on my student plan in the Self-Service Portal and clicking on the Register Now button. A message will appear if my registration date and time is in the future. If I don't see anything, I will call 760-773-2521 to verify my registration information.
On my priority registration date, I will enroll in the classes I have selected. I have viewed the registration video from step 8 to learn how to register.
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.
I will attend in-person classes on the first day they meet and/or check in on Canvas for online courses. If I added myself to a waitlist, I will contact the professor to request permission to be added to the class. Once approved, I will sign into my Self-Service Portal, see the "Authorized for Add" flag and click on the Register Now button.
If you require accommodations, please contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at 760.773.2534 or email@example.com.
Revised June 15, 2023