Add Authorization (Replaces Add Codes)

  • Full Term Classes with a start date of August 25th, 2023 remain open the first three days of the term. 
  • Classes filled on the first day of the term will require an Authorization to Add.
  • Authorization to Add may be obtained from the instructor.
  • Authorization to Add is at the discretion of the instructor on a space available basis to students who attend the first day of class.
  • Students authorized to add will see a blue ribbon "Approved to Add" on their Student Plan Schedule, and must click the register button to complete the enrollment.
  • Students are responsible to register by the last day to add course. Deadlines for short term and late starting classes can be found on the college home webpage.
  • An instructor may revoke an Authorization to Add, make sure to pay attention to instructor instructions.

Video Instructions



Maximu​m Units:

Students cannot enroll in more than 7 units in the summer and/or winter,19 units in Fall and/or Spring without an approved Overload Petition. Students must seek overload permission from the Counseling Department.

Multiple Se​ctions:

Students cannot enroll in a class if they are enrolled in another section of the same course.


Students who have completed prerequisite coursework at another college, please meet with a counselor to confirm transferability. 

Registra​tion Holds:

Students cannot enroll until all holds have been cleared. Contact the office that placed the hold.


Students who have received approval to repeat a course must follow the instructions below. The registration will not be processed through the Self-Service portal.  

Option 1 (Submit Request In Person: Recommended Method)
  1. Arrive in person at a College of the Desert enrollment services office on or after your registration priority date.
  2. Provide your valid photo ID
  3. Complete the Registration Request form in person  
Option 2 (Submit Request Electronically Via Email)
  1. Download and complete the Registration Request form
  2. On or after the day of your registration priority, send an email to with the following information:
    • In the subject line of your email, type “Repeat Enrollment”.
    • In your email include your name, 7-digit COD student ID number, the term, course and 4-digit section number you would like to register for.
  3. Attach the completed form.
  4. Attach a copy of your valid photo ID. 

For additional registration information, please contact the Admissions & Records office at (760) 773-2516 or via email at 

Time C​onflict:

Students cannot enroll in a class that conflicts with their enrolled schedule. Overlaps of even 5 minutes are not allowed.