Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

What's the Difference Between Dropping and Withdrawing from a Class?

You do not have a mark on your transcript. (Must drop course early in the term by the drop due date.)
You will have a W on your transcript. (Allows you to drop course later in the term.)

How to Drop and Withdraw from a Class

See detailed instructions on How to drop a class.


You are responsible for formally dropping your class if you do not want the PCC credit.  If you fail to drop during the correct time frame, you will still be responsible for the grade posted on your transcript (even if it is a D or F). You are responsible for keeping PCC informed of any changes in your mailing address or name.