"Due to the on-going California budget crisis, College of the Desert will face a funding reduction of approximately $5.5 million for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. Utilizing accumulated reserves, COD has limited this reduction to $1.8 million; however this budget cut will result in a reduction of 300 - 350 course sections spread out between the upcoming Summer, Fall, and Spring terms. In an effort to address this reduction, COD will be implementing several changes to the Fall 2011 registration process.
In accordance with the passing of Senate Bill 70, course enrollment fees will increase from $26 per unit to $36 per unit, effective with the start of the Fall 2011 registration period. As budget discussions continue at the State level, the Legislature may elect to increase enrollment fees again if the state budget worsens.
The start of the Fall 2011 registration period will be moved from the month of May to the month of July. The Summer 2011 registration period will remain in the month of May. A detailed list of the Summer and Fall registration dates will be available on the COD website under the "Catalogs & Schedules" link.
The priority registration system for Summer 2011 will remain the same as before and will be based solely on the number of units completed at COD. However, the Fall 2011 priority registration system will include a review of a student's academic standing and long-term unit accumulation. Students who are not in good academic standing or who have exceeded 100 total units at College of the Desert will be allowed to register at the start of the Open Enrollment period provided that they have cleared all registration holds by seeing a COD Counselor prior to registering. The new priority registration system for Fall 2011 will be as follows:"~ COD
1) We do not need new buildings
2) We do not need new books
3) It is not the student’s fault that we must pay for this “’higher” learning accreditation; the fault is corporate America.
“higher learning” is redundant. I have taken every single class in College that I have taken in High School.
~~~~~~~~~What is going on here?