If your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, you will need to transfer to a four-year
university. We offer support services and information to students who are interested
in transferring to a four-year college or university.
At COD, you can complete both your lower-division general education courses and your
major preparation requirements, then transfer as a junior to your chosen UC or CSU
campus, independent or out-of-state colleges.
Meet with a Transfer Counselor at the beginning of each semester to go over your transfer
education plan. The Transfer Counselor will help your stay on track and complete your
Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
In-person assistance from counselor available by appointment only on Tuesdays and
Thursdays starting October 20th, 2021.
For appointments or questions,
please call or email the Transfer Center at
Cravens Student Service Center,
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Services Offered at the Transfer Center
- COLLEGE CATALOG COLLECTION so you may research prospective campuses and programs of study.
- REFERENCE LIBRARY to help you explore majors, careers, financial aid, scholarships and tips for college
- WORKSHOPS to help you understand the transfer process, complete admission applications, and
successfully complete your transfer program of study.
- OUTREACH VISITS from university representatives to discuss with you their admission requirements
and procedures, program planning, housing, financial aid and other university support
- The Center's CALENDAR OF EVENTS, newsletters, informational fliers and view sheets to keep you informed of current
university expectations, transfer admission procedures and selection practices.
- UNIVERSITY TRANSFER FAIR over 40 colleges and universities will be meeting with students!
- ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS with California State University and the University of California, as well as selected
private institutions, that list the C.O.D. courses that are transferable for (1) Admission,
(2) General Education and (3) Major Preparation requirements.
- COMPUTERS with internet capability to help you research schools, careers, majors and financial
- COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS for transfer advisement and assistance with the transfer process from College of
- The TRANSFER RECOGNITION CELEBRATION takes place in May every year to recognize our transferring students. They will be
given a Certificate of Achievement and a Medallion to wear over their robes at graduation.
Also, representatives from Pathways to Success are on-hand to award their scholarships
to COD recipients. Family and friends may also attend and refreshments are served.