Completing a Non-Credit Program Online Application

Follow the steps below to access and complete and online application.

  • Step 1

    Go to the Application for Admission to Noncredit Program page.

    Step 2

    Click on the "Complete Online Application" button.

    Noncredit Program Registration webpage titled Application for Admission to Noncredit Program. Large red arrow pointing towards Complete Online Application button.
  • Step 3

    On the OpenCCC webpage, click on "Create a New Account" link.

    California Community Colleges sign in webpage. Red box highlighted around Create a New Account link.
  • Step 4

    Click on the "Begin Creating My Account" button.

    Create your open ccc account webpage. Large text explaining that students must have an email address before creating an account. Red arrow pointing towards Begin Creating My Account button.
  • Step 5

    Complete the three page application consisting of Personal Information, Contact Information, and Security and Credentials.

    • If you have a Social Security Number, select Yes in the Social Security section of page one and enter the number.

      Third application page requesting social security number information. Red box highlighted around Yes, I have a social security number or taxpayer identification number.
    • If you do not have a Social Security Number, select No in the Social Security section of page one and check the box indicated for non-credit students.

      Red box highlighting No, I do not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number, or I decline to provide one at this time. Red arrow pointing towards checkbox for students who are enrolled exclusively in noncredit courses, an undocumented student, an international student, a nonresident alien, or another exception and do not have a social security number or taxpayer identification number.
  • Step 6

    At the completion of page three, check the "I'm not a robot" checkbox and click the "Create My Account" button.

    Red arrow pointing towards checkbox that states I’m not a robot. Another red arrow pointing towards Create my Account link.
  • Step 7

    After creating your account, click the "Start A New Application" button.

    Blue button that says Start a New Application.
  • Step 8

    Select the “Term, Educational Goal, and Program”

    Enrollment information page of application. Three drop down menu options asking for the term student is applying for, educational goal, and intended major or program of study. Continue button on bottom of image.
  • Step 9

    If the address you used when creating your account is the same address where you receive mail, check the “My mailing address is the same…” box and continue.

    Checkbox that states My mailing address is the same.Checkbox that states My mailing address is the same.
  • Step 10

    If you have taken classes at College of the Desert, you will select “Returning student to this college…” underneath College Enrollment Status.

    Drop down menu of enrollment status options. Options include first-time student in college (after leaving high school), first time at this college; have attended another college, and returning student to this college after absent for a main term.
  • Step 11

    Select your citizenship status, if none of the options apply check “No documents” box and continue to next page.

    Citizenship section of application. Drop down menu for Citizenship Status and Visa Type. Red arrow pointing No documents checkbox.
  • Step 12

    Continue application until you reach the “Submission” page and read all the information displayed.

  • Step 13

    Check the boxes consenting or not consenting to the information listed.

    Red box highlighted around I consent. Another option available that states I do not consent. Another checkbox stating By Checking here, I, your name, declare that. Declaration of Consent
  • Step 14

    Once you have finished the application, click “Submit My Application”.

    Blue button with white text stating Submit My Application.

You will receive an email directly from College of the Desert containing your student identification number, MyCOD username, and MyCOD password 24-48 hours after your application is submitted.

To verify your application status, you can reach the Adult Basic Education office at 760.776.7348 or email​