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College of the Desert

Palm Desert, CA


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AP Credit Policy

College of the Desert grants credit for scores of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Such credit may apply toward requirements for COD degrees and for transfer programs to both the California State University and University of California systems. The CSU and UC campuses determine what courses and credits are awarded on their campus. AP Foreign Language credit may prevent you from earning credits in a lower level foreign language course. Please see a counselor for additional information.

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  • Offers placement into advanced courses


Study Options

Majors and Degrees

The college offers the following degrees: Certificate and Associate

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Special Academics Program

  • Accelerated Study
  • Cooperative Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Dual Enrollment of High School Students
  • English as a Second Language
  • Internships

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