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Refund/drop policy


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.

Efforts are made to schedule make-up classes in the event that one or two class meetings need to be cancelled. Students are not issued partial refunds in the event that they cannot attend class make-up dates.

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 Enrollment Services office.

Drop deadlines

Drop deadlines vary for Community Education classes.

Class Length Drop Deadline
Less than 2 weeks Prior to the first day class meets.
2-7 weeks By the end of the first day class is held.
8-10 weeks Six calendar days after the start of class.
Specific Programs Drop Deadline
ED2GO (Online, Instructor Led) Six calendar days after the start of class.
ED2GO (Online, Self-Paced) Note: Due to immediate full access to course materials, drops and transfers are not permitted for Self Paced Tutorial courses.
1-On-1 Classes Six calendar days after the start of the term.  No drops or refunds on partially used packages.
Driver Education Before the second class.

Note: some classes have specific registration/drop dates listed in the course footnote. Those dates supersede the drop deadlines listed above.

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 policies website.