Grade Requirements for an Associate's Degree

Effective for all students admitted to College of the Desert for Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, all courses used to fulfill major area requirements or area of emphasis requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of  ”C” or a “P” if the course is taken on a “Pass/No Pass” basis.  All Associate Degrees require a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 (“C” average) for all coursework taken at all accredited institutions including College of the Desert.

The Associate Degree is not automatically awarded when a student completes required courses. Students must submit a Degree Application electronically via MyCOD Student Portal under the A&R Forms link. All transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be on file in the Admissions & Records Office. At least 40 units must have been completed, including 12 in residence at COD before an application is accepted.