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Education Abroad Policies

Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawal policy
  • Students may officially withdraw from a program by providing written notification with an explanation of their withdrawal to the Education Abroad Office. Students are not considered withdrawn from a program until written notification is received.
  • Withdrawing from a program does not, however, absolve a student of their responsibility of covering program costs, as determined by each program refund policy (see Refunds below).
  • It is the student’s responsibility to notify the PCC Education Abroad Office directly if they withdraw from the program.
  • The $500 program deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable, unless the program is cancelled.
  • Once you have confirmed your place on a program, expenses and commitments for future expenses will be made on your behalf, and the $500 deposit goes towards those costs. The deposit will not be refunded even if you drop or withdraw.
  • If you withdraw from the course after you pay the deposit but BEFORE course registration, you will not be billed for the remaining program fee and tuition.
  • Once the program begins, no refunds will be considered for students.
  • PCC is not responsible for any losses incurred by students who become ineligible to attend the program, or who are dismissed once the program has begun.
Financial obligation timeline
Date Item Obligation
October 15 Application Opens None
February 15 Program application closes None
February 22 $500 Deposit Payment Deadline (Deposit made after Ed Abroad application is completed) $500 Deposit is non-refundable.
May/June (PCC Summer course registration) Tuition for the course and remainder of the Program Fee added to the students’ accounts at the time of course registration Program Fee is non-refundable, as determined by each program refund policy. Standard PCC summer term payment timeline and deadlines apply. Drop deadlines vary depending on the length of your class. To see your drop deadline for your class, log in to MyPCC and click “see your drop and withdraw deadlines.” Visit the how to drop a class page for more information.
June (Summer course payment deadline, Visit the PCC Payment Due Date page) Tuition for the course and Program Fee Program Fee is non-refundable, as determined by each program refund policy. Standard PCC summer term payment timeline and deadlines apply.


Eligibility Requirements

Application requirements for PCC programs
  • 18 years of age or older by program start date.
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing.
  • Prerequisites for the course(s) included in the program to which you are applying.
  • Attend or view an Education Abroad First Steps Information Session.
  • Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad.
  • Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad.
  • Up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations.