Registration Checklist

To help you get started as a student at College of the Desert, please complete the items below. If you need assistance, call 760.773.2521 and leave a message with your name, phone number and student ID number.

  1. Student ID Number

    I have received my COD Student ID number via email after completing the COD application.

  2. Log into MyCOD

    I have logged into the Office 365 MyCOD portal.

  3. Online Orientation

    I have completed the Online New Student Orientation. Log into WebAdvisor, once you are logged into the “Student Menu,” find the “Orientation Link” under the Orientation section (top of right column).


    I have completed the EDGE/PLEDGE application online.

  5. Financial Aid

    I have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or California Dream Act Application.

    Required for all PLEDGE/EDGE students.

  6. Select your Major and Classes

    I have watched the My First Schedule Workshop and chosen courses for my major and/or general education goals.

  7. Learn how to use WebAdvisor for Registration

    I have viewed the How to Register for Classes video. I have practiced using WebAdvisor.

  8. Registration Date

    I have viewed “My Registration Information” in WebAdvisor to learn my day and time.

  9. Registration

    On your priority registration date, enroll in the classes you have selected. I have viewed the How to Register for Classes video in WebAdvisor.

  10. Pay Fees

    I have paid my fees online using WebAdvisor within 3 days of registering for my classes. PLEDGE students and students receiving financial aid will not have to pay.

  11. Attend Classes

    I will go to class the first day it meets or check in on Canvas for online courses. I should contact the professor to be considered for my “wait list” classes if I would like to add them. I will get an add code for my wait list courses. Add Permit Code Instructions

If you require accommodations, please contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at 760.773.2534 or

Revised April 30, 2020​