Evening College - Support Services

College of the Desert Student Services

Hours are subject to change; please call the number listed below to verify hours before arrival.

Phone Number: 760-565-4800

Address: 1538 Seventh St., Coachella, CA 92236

Email: OffCampusSites@collegeofthedesert.edu

Public Safety: 442-666-9439

Services will be available with limited hours in downtown Coachella starting  January 31st 2022. Please contact our Enrollment Service Specialist at the number listed above for hours  and  general assistance with the following services;            

  • Admissions and Records
  • Bursars
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Student ID Cards
  • ESLN- English as a Second Language Noncredit
  • ABE-(Adult Basic Education, GED and High School Completion)
  • CVAS- Evening College Programs 

Additional services are available online for students, please see list below

24/7 Online Tutoring is available to all enrolled COD students!

College of the Desert provides students with access to online tutoring services from Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students can chat with a live tutor up to 24 hours a day from ANY internet connection.

Tutors are available for a wide range of subjects including writing (for any course), math (basic math through calculus II), accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, nursing & allied health, physics, chemistry, office applications, and Spanish. Students can also submit completed drafts of writing assignments from any course to Smarthinking's Writing Center for a tutor to review. The tutor will provide detailed, personalized feedback about the submitted paper, typically within 24 hours.

To connect with a tutor online, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Canvas Dashboard Menu, click on Smarthinking.


    Go to https://services.smarthinking.com

  • Enter your username and password.

    • Your username is your “mycod.us” email address.
    • Your password is “COD” plus your birth date in MMDDYY format.

      For example, if your birth date is 2/4/93, then your password is COD020493.
      You can change your password in the “Profile” section of the "Manage Account" tab

For more access information read through the Student Instruction Flyer.

For assistance, contact Daniel Aucutt, Director of TASC, at daucutt@collegeofthedesert.edu.

Please visit each page for more details. The resources are listed below.