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Application for Admission to Non-Credit Program

Please make sure to read the important information below before you complete the Online Admission Application.

You can submit a Non-Credit Application for the following programs:

  • High School Completion

  • GED preparation

  • English as a Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN)

  • Non-Credit Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificates

When to submit an application:

  • If you are a new student or you have applied for a previous term but never taken courses, You Must Apply.

  • If you are a returning student who missed consecutive Fall and Spring semesters, You Must Reapply.

  • If you are a current student enrolled in the current semester or attended the previous semester, You Do Not Need To Reapply.

  • If you are a returning student who missed only one (1) Fall or Spring semester, You Do Not Need To Reapply.

New Students

If you are new to College of the Desert, please complete the online Admissions Application

If you have attended another college or university, please order transcripts from your other college/university to be sent to College of the Desert. College of the Desert prefers to receive transcripts from other colleges electronically.

  • Apply for the correct term.

  • After applying, wait 48 hours to activate your @MyCod Student Portal your Student ID number will be emailed to your COD email account.

  • Your records will be activated for registration within three (3) business days After you apply.

Returning Students

  • Apply for the correct term.

    If you have changed your name since you last attended, complete your application under the old name on your student records. You may submit a “Name Change” form online via the @MyCod Student Portal after your records have been activated.

  • After applying, wait 48 hours to activate your @MyCod Student Portal your Student ID number will be emailed to your COD email account.

  • Verify that the Student ID number is the same as when you previously attended.

  • Your records will be activated for registration within three (3) business days After you reapplied.

For more information you can contact the Non-Credit office by phone at 760-776-7348 or email at abepd@collegeofthedesert.edu

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