CERTIFICATE APPLICATION

  • PROCEDURES FOR CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

    1. Certificate Application (this form) must be filed with Admissions & Records by the following deadline.
      1. Fall Semester—October 15
      2. Spring Semester—February 15
      3. Summer Semester—June 15
    2. Prior to Submission of the Certificate Application:
      1. Students must have completed at least 6 units at College of the Desert
      2. To consider coursework from another college, official transcripts must be on file with Admissions & Records. Please note that equivalencies may not be possible without course descriptions for classes taken prior to 1995. Contact you prior institution to obtain course descriptions and attach them to the Intent form.
    3. Additional Certificates: Submit a separate Intent for each certificate.
    4. An official evaluation will be emailed to the student regarding certificate status.
    5. If student wishes to participate in commencement ceremony in May:
      1. Certificate Application must be submitted prior to Spring Semester deadline.
      2. Follow instruction in the Grad Packet available online in April
      3. Student must register in the COD Bookstore by the posted deadline: 2nd Friday of May.
    6. Certificates are mailed to the student to the address indicated on this form approximately 12 weeks after the end of the term. We are not responsible for lost, held, or damaged mail. We are not responsible for mis-delivery errors via carrier, or incorrect shipping information.
  • GENERAL INFORMATION

    • Commencement Participation:
      • Students who earned a certificate in the fall semester, or will earn a certificate in spring or summer semester, will be invited to attend commencement ceremonies in May. This is a ceremony of achievement and all are encouraged to participate. Please refer to Procedure #5 above.
    • E-Mail Notifications:
      • Please note that the college assigns all students an email address. ALL notifications and announcements regarding graduation evaluation, acceptance, denial, etc. will be sent to this college assigned email address. It is the student’s responsibility to check this email account or forward it to a personal email address.
    • Requirements Completion Deadline:
      • Students applying for a certificate MUST complete ALL requirements by the end of the term for which they are applying. Failure to complete all requirements by the end of the term will result in a denial of your Certificate Application. If you are denied and wish to earn certificate in a subsequent term, you must reapply for the term in which you will complete all requirements.
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Student Information

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To apply coursework from another institution to this Certificate:

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To be completed by all students

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Student Declaration

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  • Processing time usually takes up to 15 business days. However, processing time may take 6 weeks during peak periods (January, June, and December).