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Transfer Center


Currently, the Transfer Center is closed in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, we are still here to help support you as you continue on your path to transfer. We encourage you to join My Transfer Plan through Canvas if you have not already done so. This is the best way to receive up to date information on transfer activities and requirements. 

During this time it is still possible to meet with a Transfer Counselor by scheduling a phone or Zoom video appointment. To do so please email:


If your goal is to earn a bachelor's degree, you will need to transfer to a four-year university.  We offer support services and information to students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university.


At COD, you can complete both your lower-division general education courses and your major preparation requirements, then transfer as a junior to your chosen UC or CSU campus, independent or out-of-state colleges.


Meet with a Transfer Counselor at the beginning of each semester to go over your transfer education plan. The Transfer Counselor will help your stay on track and complete your transfer goals.

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Monday - Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm


For appointments or questions, please call the Transfer Center at
(760) 862-1351.


Cravens Student Service Center, 2nd Floor

College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260

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Looking for the most up-to-date information on transfer events, college tours, application workshops, or visiting colleges and universities? Then this is your one stop shop! Follow us on Instagram today for all of your Transfer Center news.

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Services Offered at the Transfer Center

  • COLLEGE CATALOG COLLECTION so you may research prospective campuses and programs of study.
  • REFERENCE LIBRARY to help you explore majors, careers, financial aid, scholarships and tips for college success.
  • WORKSHOPS to help you understand the transfer process, complete admission applications, and successfully complete your transfer program of study.
  • OUTREACH VISITS from university representatives to discuss with you their admission requirements and procedures, program planning, housing, financial aid and other university support services.
  • The Center's CALENDAR OF EVENTS, newsletters, informational fliers and view sheets to keep you informed of current university expectations, transfer admission procedures and selection practices.

  • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER FAIR over 40 colleges and universities will be meeting with students!

  • ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS with California State University and the University of California, as well as selected private institutions, that list the C.O.D. courses that are transferable for (1) Admission, (2) General Education and (3) Major Preparation requirements.

  • COMPUTERS with internet capability to help you research schools, careers, majors and financial aid.

  • COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS for transfer advisement and assistance with the transfer process from College of the Desert.

  • The TRANSFER RECOGNITION CELEBRATION takes place in May every year to recognize our transferring students. They will be given a Certificate of Achievement and a Medallion to wear over their robes at graduation. Also, representatives from Pathways to Success are on-hand to award their scholarships to COD recipients. Family and friends may also attend and refreshments are served.