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EDGE is a College Completion Program at College of the Desert that prepares students for success in college with a fast-paced review of mathematics and/or English, as well as resources needed to be a successful college student. 

During EDGE, students review subject-specific content to strengthen their academic skills and attend student development workshops to prepare them for their first year at College of the Desert. 

By attending EDGE, students will have the opportunity to work with dedicated EDGE faculty and staff as they prepare for their transition into a college classroom.

What is EDGE?

EDGE is a 3-week program that offers a fast-paced review of Math and/or English to "Engage, Develop, Grow and [be] Empowered".

The program provides students with ongoing support throughout their first year including follow up calls, workshops, EDGE club events and informational emails.

We offer the EDGE program during the summer at the main campus in Palm Desert, as well as Indio, Mecca-Thermal, Palm Springs, and Desert Hot Springs. Reviews can be 4-5 days per week for 3-6 hours a day, throughout both the summer and winter.  

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What are the benefits of participating in the EDGE?

Students who participate and successfully complete the EDGE program are able to take advantage of many opportunities, including:

  • Math and/or Writing/Reading Review

  • Priority registration

  • Access to Textbooks and Computers during participation in EDGE

  • Dedicated Faculty, Counselors and Staff

  • College Student Success Strategies

  • Assistance with Financial Aid Applications and Financial Literacy Exposure

  • Completing the EDGE program is one of the steps required for students to be eligible for the plEDGE program and receive free tuition for two years.​

What is plEDGE?

The plEDGE Program provides 2018 & 2019 high school graduates (or equivalent) from the Coachella Valley* two full years of free tuition and fees at College of the Desert!

To participate on the plEDGE program students are required to:

  • Enroll full-time during the Fall & Spring semesters
  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Participate in 10 hours of community service, mentoring or internships
  • Attend a career pathway workshop at the COD Career and Workforce Solutions Center
  • Submit a FAFSA or Dream Act application that is received by the COD Financial Aid Office




For questions regarding EDGE contact us at or by phone at 760.636.7970.