Checklist for Current COD Students Applying for DSPS​

To help you get started as a DSPS student at College of the Desert, please complete the checklist below for Current COD Students. If you need assistance, contact Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at 760-773-2534 or email the DSPS office (

  1. Verification of Disability and Application for Services - 760-773-2534. Email DSPS copies of your disability documents and/or medical records related to your disability(s). Examples include the most recent testing, psychological, triennial report, IEP, 504 plan, audiological report and/or doctor’s verification. The Disability Verification Form (opens pdf), if applicable, is to be completed by a licensed professional and emailed to the DSPS office. After your disability verification is sent, please check your COD email for a link to the DSPS Application for Services and complete it online.

  2. Schedule Intake Appointment with DSPS Counselor - Upon receipt of your DSPS Application for Services, DSPS will contact you to schedule your intake appointment with a DSPS Counselor. Please call 760-773-2534 or email DSPS if you have not been contacted within three (3) business days of submitting your application.

  3. Attend DSPS Intake Appointment - 760-773-2534. Complete your intake appointment with a DSPS Counselor.

  4. Faculty Notification Letter - call 760-773-2534 or email DSPS. Obtain your Faculty Notification Letter from DSPS each semester and provide a copy to your instructor(s).

  5. Counseling Follow Up Appointment - call 760-773-2534 or email DSPS. Meet with a DSPS Counselor once per semester to discuss your progress and continue to develop your Student Education Plan (SEP) to map out your future academic goals.