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​A Simple 3-Part Process

First

  • Complete the Foster Youth  Application.pdfFoster Youth Application.pdf 
  • Obtain your Dependency Verification or Ward of the Court Letter. 
  • Former Foster Youth students, you can obtain these documents by going on-line, to the California State Foster Care Ombudsman Website                                                   or by calling 1-877-846-1602. 
  • Current Foster Youth students, you can obtain these documents by contacting your Social Worker.
  • For support in obtaining verification documents, contact the FYS Outreach Specialist.
​Submit Foster Youth application and verification documents to the FYS office or email them to FosterYouth@collegeofthedesert.edu.

Second

Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our Foster Youth Service Program Counselors to begin developing a Comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP). 

Third

Discuss with our FYS staff to see if you qualify to enroll into other special programs​ at College of the Desert. 

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