Attention All DSPS Students
Based upon the college’s guidance in response to COVID-19,the DSPS office and DSPS High Tech Lab will be closed until further notice for in-person meetings and access to the lab.
For answers to questions you might have related to DSPS or other Student Service programs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Information for Students Page. For campus updates, please visit the MiraCosta College COVID Update Website.
For questions or requests to speak with a DSPS staff member, we highly encourage you to complete a short questionnaire by clicking here: DSPS INFORMATION AND REQUEST FORM. Your responses will help us determine the appropriate member of our team to assist you further. Please consider using this method first. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail for us at (760) 795-6658. Our staff check email and voicemail regularly throughout the day and will reply within 1-2 business days. For both email and voicemail, please be ready to leave your name, SURF ID and best phone number for us to reach you. DSPS Counselors will continue to monitor their emails if you would like to email them directly.
The online chat feature is designed for quick questions when staff are available. A counseling appointment or phone call with staff may be needed if additional support or assistance is required. Please note: The chat feature is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only.
Hours of operation for Online Chat: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Fridays 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- Jeff Higginbotham
- Michelle Farnam
Counselor (Oceanside and San Elijo campuses)
- Kris Peck
Learning Disability Specialist/Counselor/Instructor
- Krystle Taylor
Learning Disability Specialist/Counselor
- Brittany Daniels
Associate Counselor (Non-Credit programs)
- Katie Tewes
Associate Counselor (San Elijo campus)
- Jessica Gutierrez
Interim Student Services Specialist
- Abrey Nydegger
Student Services Coordinator (Exam/ Notetaker Accommodations)
Questions related to assistive technology or altenate media, please email:
- Aaron Holmes
MiraCosta Community College is committed to providing educational opportunities to diverse populations. It is the goal of the college to offer mainstream education whenever possible. Since independence is encouraged, no student is obligated to accept supportive assistance; however, the college is committed to providing support services when and if such support is needed and requested. Students needing assistance, even on a temporary basis, are urged to make use of the Disabled Students Programs and Services.