How to drop a class

If you change your mind about a class, you can drop it from your schedule and receive a full refund as long as you do it before the drop deadline. Even if you don't attend the class, you must drop the class or you will be held liable for the charges on your account.

How to drop

  1. Log in to the MyPCC Home tab.
  2. Click Add/Drop Classes in the Registration
    Services channel.
  3. Click Add/Drop Classes in the Registration menu.
  4. Select the term of your class and click Submit.
  5. Choose Drop from the drop-down menu for the class you want to drop.
  6. Click Submit Changes.
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When to drop

The drop deadline depends on how long your class is. To see the drop deadline for your class, log in to the MyPCC Home tab and click View My Drop & Withdraw Dates in the Registration Services channel.

Length of class Deadline to drop Refund? Effect on transcript
Full-term classes: 8-12 weeks By 10pm on the first Saturday of the term full refund no mark on your transcript
Short-term classes: 2-7 weeks By the first day of class
Less than two weeks Before the first day of class

What if it's after the drop deadline?

You can only drop until the drop deadline - after that it's called withdrawing, and it has different consequences. You have to pay for the class, and it will show up as a W on your transcript. W grades do not affect your GPA (see grading guidelines) but they can affect your academic standing.

How to withdraw

  1. Log in to the MyPCC Home tab.
  2. Click Add/Drop Classes in the Registration Services channel.
  3. Choose Withdraw from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Submit Changes .

When to withdraw

The withdraw deadline depends on how long your class is. To see the withdraw date for your class, log in to the MyPCC Home tab and click View My Drop & Withdraw Dates in the Registration Services channel.

Length of class Deadline to withdraw Refund? Effect on transcript
11-12 weeks By the eighth Saturday of the term no refund W on your transcript
2-10 weeks In the first 80% of the class meetings
Less than two weeks Before the first day of class

What if it's after the withdraw deadline?

After the withdrawal deadline, the instructor must assign you a grade for the course. For extenuating circumstances, appeal for a deadline exception by emailing pccregistrar@pcc.edu. Use your PCC email account and include the reason for the appeal and the CRN for the class. For removing tuition charges, see tuition appeals.

Related information

Won't my instructor drop me?

You are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from your classes. However, if you don't go to class, your instructor may choose to give a "No Show", which means you'll lose your seat in the class. If you stop attending without formally dropping or withdrawing, you will receive a grade assigned by the instructor and you will be held liable for all charges on your account.

What if my class is canceled?

If your class is canceled after you register, you will receive a full refund. Sometimes classes are canceled due to factors such as insufficient enrollment, personnel availability and budget requirements. We regret any inconvenience this might cause, and will do our best to help you adjust your schedule.

Dropping non-credit classes

Drop deadlines vary for Community Education and CEU classes. To drop a Community Education class, see the Community Education Refund/Drop Policy.