Registration and Payment Information

Registration

How to register

First, locate the five-digit CRN (Course Reference Number) of the class(es) you for which you would like to register, and have that number(s) ready. You can find the CRNs in the online schedule. Register using one of the following methods:

  • Online: Visit the non-credit registration page. If this is your first time registering for a PCC class, click “Create Your Account.” If you are a returning student, click “Register in MyPCC.” Follow the prompts to register.
  • Phone: Call 971-722-8888 and choose option 2 from the menu. Then select option 2 and option 2 again.
  • Mail: Send a completed registration form from the printed catalog and credit card info or check payment to:

Portland Community College PO Box 19000 Portland OR 97280-0990

  • Fax: Send a completed registration form to 971-722-4988.
  • In person: Walk into any PCC Registration Office. Offices are located at Cascade Campus, Sylvania Campus, Rock Creek Campus and Southeast Campus. All students must be registered in order to attend any class.

Sometimes we need to change or cancel a class due to low enrollment or other reasons. All registered students will be contacted in the event of a cancellation or change.

If you’re still having trouble, check out our registration guide.

Registration confirmation

Confirmation of class registration is assumed once you register. You will not be sent written confirmation.

  • If you register online or by phone, a confirmation email / e-bill notification will be sent to your MyPCC email account.
    • Payment is due at the time when your registration is processed. If you do not pay by the due date, one or more steps may be taken:
      • A late fee of up to 10% of your unpaid tuition and fees.
      • A financial hold against future registrations.
      • Collection of your past due balance by an outside agency. Accounts in collection are subject to additional charges and penalties.
    • You will not be automatically dropped from a class for non-attendance.
  • If you register by mail or fax, you will receive a bill in the mail. However, PCC does not bill daily, so you may or may not receive a bill before class begins. See below for info on how to pay so that you can pay for class on time and avoid being dropped or incurring late fees.

If you register in person at a PCC Registration Office, you will be required to pay at the time of registration.

Registration dates

You can find term-specific registration start dates on the PCC Academic Calendar.

If you register online through MyPCC, by phone or in person, you can register as late as the first day of class unless otherwise noted in the course footnote. If you register by mail or fax, your registration may not be processed immediately. You will not be permitted to stay in class if you are not on the roster. You may be permitted to complete a paper registration form in class in order to remain in the classroom.

We strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible to ensure that you reserve a spot in the class and avoid missing important information about class cancellations or changes.

Wait lists

PCC has an automatic waitlist system for some classes. Not all classes have a waitlist option. If the class is full and you put your name on a waitlist, you will receive a waitlist number. If a space opens up in the class, you will be automatically registered for the class. You will receive electronic confirmation ONLY via your MyPCC email account that you have been placed in the class. If you are moved into the class, you will be officially registered and responsible for paying for the class. The automatic enrollment process functions up to 48 hours before the first class meeting.

Missing a class

Missing a class once in a while is okay. We know students who take our classes have busy schedules and vibrant lives. It is not necessary to contact your instructor if you plan to be absent from a non-credit class. You will not be automatically dropped from the course if you miss the first class. You will need to file a drop form (in person or via MyPCC) to avoid paying for the class.

Payment

Non-credit classes are priced individually. For tuition and fees, check each course’s listing in the online class schedule. You are responsible for paying your account in full, even if you do not receive a bill.

When to pay

View the PCC payment due dates. If you don’t pay by the due date, one or more of the following steps will be taken depending on your classification as a credit or non-credit student:

  • A late fee of up to 10% of your unpaid tuition and fees.
  • A financial hold against future registrations.
  • Collection of your past due balance by an outside agency. Accounts in collection are subject to additional charges and penalties.
  • Deletion of your course registration.

Do not count on the college to remove you from classes. It is up to you to manage your own schedule and drop any courses you will be unable to attend.

How to pay
  • Online: Log on to MyPCC. Select the “PCC-Pay” link “Paying for College” tab.
  • Mail: Send a complete a registration form and payment (credit card info or check) to:

Portland Community College PO Box 19000 Portland OR 97280-0990

  • Phone: Call 971-722-6266 and choose option 3 from the menu.
  • In person: Walk into any Student Accounts Services. Offices are located at Cascade, Sylvania, Rock Creek and Southeast Campuses.

Refund and drop policy

Refunds

100% of charges associated with a class will be removed if you formally drop by the refund period deadline. No charges will be removed if you drop after the refund period.

Occasionally we must cancel a class due to low enrollment or last-minute emergencies. If your class is cancelled, you will receive a full refund. Your refund will be processed in the manner in which you paid. If you used a credit card, your card will be credited. If you paid with a check, PCC will mail you a check. It may take up to 30 days to process a refund. You may be able to expedite the refund by contacting the PCC Student Account Services at 971-722-8888, option 3.

How to drop a class

You can drop a class via MyPCC or by filing an add/drop form at a PCC Registration Office.

Obligation to pay

Non-attendance does not relieve you of your obligation to pay. If you register for a class and do not attend or stop attending and fail to file a drop form within the refund period, you will be responsible for all tuition and fees. Accounts are subject to late fees if bills are not paid on time. For complete registration policies and information, refer to the PCC Registration website.

Student email accounts

The college will send important information (bills, wait list information, etc.) to students’ PCC email accounts.

Every PCC student has a PCC email account that includes “@pcc.edu” in the address. To log in to your email, visit my.pcc.edu and click the email icon in the upper right corner. Call the PCC Service Desk at 971‐722‐4400 if you need assistance obtaining your username and password.