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New Student Information

Steps to applying and registering for courses at College of the Desert:

  • Complete the online application - Apply Now
    • Allow 24 to 48 hours after you complete the application to receive your COD Student ID Number.
  • Once you have received your COD Student ID #, complete the steps on the Registration Checklist
  • After you have completed Step 7
  • Planning to use VA Education Benefits?


Below you will find links to some information on how to apply for your GI Bill® and additional information & resources


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at