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(Academic Counseling and Educational Services)


South Annex 12 (Physical office location temporarily closed until further notice)


Adell Bynum:  442-227-5063
Elizabeth Ovesen:  442-227-5596 


Monday - Thursday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm



What is the ACES Program?

The ACES Program at College of the Desert is a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program designed to provide comprehensive counseling and to assist students in meeting the challenges of graduating from COD and transferring to a four-year university of their choice. The ACES Program is funded under the U.S. Department of Education's TRiO Programs.

ACES Mission Statement

"To assist the first generation, low-income student in the graduation and transfer process from College of the Desert and to strengthen their preparation for the successful completion of the Bachelor's Degree goal."

PLEASE NOTE:  We are in the process of adding a "submit" button to our online application.  On our current application, you must click the "download" icon or download it, before filling it out, in order for it to save.  Then, submit it as an attachment to  Thank you!