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TRIO Veterans Services

Veterans Student Support Services (VSSS)

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Location:

South Annex 10 across from Cravens Parking Lot

Hours:

Office:

Monday – Thursdays 9-5
Fridays 8-12

(closed on Fridays during Summer)

Academic Assistance:

Monday – Thursday 9-2

Counseling Hours:

Tuesdays 9-5

Questions:

Skye Gomez, Program Secretary 

  • Please leave a voicemail at (760) 346-8041 ext. 6356 or e-mail skgomez@collegeofthedesert.edu 

Life after the military can be difficult to navigate, and we want to help you with your next journey: transferring to a 4 year university and earning a college degree. Please keep in mind that not all veteran applicants to the program will be admitted.

Mission Statement

"Our primary mission is to provide full academic assistance and resources in the goal of helping all eligible veterans achieve academic success. Our goal is also to prepare student veterans to be successful in college, and to increase college retention, graduation and ultimately transfer rates."

Student benefits:

  • FREE One on one tutoring for most subjects
  • Academic and Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Cultural Events
  • Priority registration
  • Assistance with filling out the FASFA
  • Assistance with locating and applying to scholarships & internships
  • Creating a Student Education Plan (SEP) - We map out all your classes to graduate/transfer
  • TRiO Veterans' Counselor Academic Advising 
  • Virtual Drop-in Counseling
  • Transfer Preparation
  • College tours & information
  • Assistance with personal statements, college applications, and curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Instructional Specialist ready to help you with your academic needs
  • Academic textbooks, calculators, laptops, and other academic tools every semester
  • Computer lab use & quiet working environment

For any questions or comments please contact:
Craig Doussett, Director of TRIO Veterans SSS
Please leave a voicemail at (760) 862-1398 or e-mail
crdoussett@collegeofthedesert.edu