To help you get started as a DSPS student at College of the Desert, please complete the applicable checklist below.
If you need assistance, contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at 760-773-2534 or email the DSPS office.
In order to qualify for priority registration, steps 1-12 for new COD students and incoming high school students and steps 1-4 for current COD students need to be completed by the following dates:
As soon as possible for Summer and Fall 2023 classes.
Please check back for Winter and Spring 2024 classes.
Incoming High School graduates and their parents have found "Transitions - Differences Between K-12 Special Education and College Disability Services" [English | Spanish] (opens pdf) to be helpful in looking at the differences between high school and college.
Potential students have found our Readiness Criteria (opens pdf) to be very informative as to what the expectations are for students and the baseline skills needed to be successful at COD.