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College of the Desert Global Access 
Scholarship Program
 
In response to COVID-19, COD is offering all new fall 2020 international students up to $1,000 in Global Access Scholarships for fulltime online enrollment. With these scholarships, and not incurring the expenses related to in-person enrollment (housing, insurance, travel, etc.), new international students will save approximately 50% by starting their fulltime COD degree program online this fall.
 
COD’s Intensive English Academy​ is also offering a similar, generous Global Access Program for summer and fall 2020 online ESL enrollment.  
  
In additional to being an excellent value, COD is committed to offering new fulltime online international students the following:
 
Wide Course Variety
Hundreds of online course options, including everything from studio art to science lab options.
 
Flexibility
Students will have the option that select classes with live meetings between the faculty and students (synchronous), or they can choose classes that do not require live participation to complete assignments (asynchronous).  
 
Extensive Student Support
  • Access to specialized academic services through video-chat meetings with our international student counselor
  • 24/7 online tutoring
  • Access to online language lab and library resources
  • Assistance with developing a university transfer degree plan
  • Step-by-step support to help you obtain your F-1 visa and prepare to join us on campus for the spring 2021 semester
  • Inclusion in online social activities for international and local COD students
To complete the simplified online fall 2020 College of the Desert International Student Application - please click here.​ 
 
Application Deadlines:
Fall 2020 Enrollment: August 7
 
Additional Program Requirements:
  • Proof of English proficiency (only for academic programs) – 40 TOEFL, 4.5 IELTS, 70 Duolingo, among other options​
  • Fulltime enrollment – minimum of 12 units in the fall semester
  • Payment of a non-refundable $250 program deposit
  • Completion of online orientation program
  • Full fee payment by specified deadlines
For more information, contact Cody McCabe, Director of International Education – cmccabe@collegeofthedesert.edu​ 

 
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