EDGE and plEDGE Applications

Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on registering for the EDGE non-credit or summer credit courses via self-service and other useful information about being a plEDGE student.

To be eligible for plEDGE, students can choose between the two options below to complete their plEDGE summer engagement requirement.
Option A: EDGE Summer Bridge
Option B: This option is no longer available, as Summer Credit Courses have already begun.

The EDGE non-credit courses are three weeks long and prepare students for college in general and college-level Math and English. Students can take one, two, or all three to prepare for their first semester as a COD college student!

EDGE Non-Credit Courses:

  • English EDGE (ENG-300)
  • Math/Statistics EDGE (MATH-300 or SOC-300)
  • Student Development EDGE (COUN-300)

Students must pass at least one of their EDGE non-credit courses to fulfill the plEDGE summer engagement requirement.

If you need assistance selecting the EDGE courses please contact the EDGE plEDGE team to speak to an Outreach Specialist.

Enroll in a six- or eight-week Summer Credit Course.  Students who register in a summer credit course will choose a class or classes to enroll in that is on their student educational plan and meets their educational goals.

Summer Credit Courses:

  • Summer/Fall 2024 registration now open!

Students must pass their courses with a C or better to fulfill  the plEDGE summer engagement requirement.

Failure to successfully complete your summer credit course could affect your financial aid eligibility.               

If you need assistance selecting a summer course, please contact the counseling department to speak to a counselor.


There are three sessions in which students can complete their EDGE Summer Bridge courses. Students are able to take one, two or all three courses during one session, or spread them out amongst multiple sessions. 

Session 1: June 10 – June 27
Locations: Online, Palm Desert, & Indio
Session 2: July 1 – July 19
Locations: Online, Palm Desert, Indio, & Desert Hot Springs
Session 3: July 22 – August 8
Locations: Online, Palm Desert, & Mecca

Contact us!
760.636.7970 or edge@collegeofthedesert.edu