Adding and Dropping Classes

Adding Classes
Students may register for classes or add themselves to an open class (has available seats) up to 7:00 am on the morning of the first class session without an instructor's approval, unless an instructor's approval is required. Students may register for classes or add themselves to the wait list up to the Friday before the term begins without an instructor's approval, unless an instructor's approval is required. After the start of the first class session, students must have an instructor's approval via a signature or online approval in order to add the class.

Students adding classes after the second week of the term will be charged a $30 late registration fee; if after final grade roster have been printed, $50.

Note: Students can change to/from audit status through the seventh week of the term (short-term classes have different deadlines; see the Academic Calendar for specific dates) and must be done in person.

Dropping Classes
Not attending classes does not constitute a drop!! Students are responsible for dropping classes by the appropriate deadlines in order to avoid tuition/fee charges and not receive a grade.

To drop a class, complete the drop section on a registration form and submit it in person to the Enrollment Services Office any COCC campus or call (541) 383-7500 by the deadlines listed below. Note that for full term classes, students may drop online only during the first two weeks of the term. Drop forms may not be mailed, faxed or left with the instructor.

Drop and Refund Deadlines 

Short-term Courses
Courses with only one, two or three class meetings:
Students must submit drop form at least seven (7) days before the class begins to receive a refund. No grade will appear on the student's transcript.

Courses that have four or more classes meetings but do not span the full term:
Students must submit drop forms prior to the beginning of the second class to receive a refund. Some specially priced classes do not follow this policy. No grade will appear on the student's transcript.

Full term Courses

Full term course drop and refund schedule.  For specific dates associated with drop deadlines, please see academic calendar.

Drop form submitted by: Refund?
Effect on Transcript
How to Drop
By 5pm, the second Friday of the term


 Full refund
No grade on transcript
  • Online through your Bobcat Web Account. (dropping classes online is only available during the first two weeks of the term)
  • Call Enrollment Services at (541) 383-7500 to drop your class.
  • In person at the Enrollment Services Office on any COCC campus.

Beginning week 3 through 5pm, the Friday of week seven

 No refund
No grade on transcript
  • In person at the Enrollment Services Office on any COCC campus.
  • Call Enrollment Services at (541) 383-7500 to drop your class.
Beginning week 8 through 6pm, the Wednesday before finals week
 No refund
"W" (withdrawal) grade on transcriptInstructor approval is required
  • Complete the drop section on a registration form with instructor’s signature and submit it in person at an Enrollment Services Office on any COCC campus.
  • Obtain instructor approval online. After you receive instructor approval online, you MUST contact the Enrollment Services office at any COCC campus either in person or via phone (541) 383-7500 to drop your class. An instructor cannot drop a student from class.Students must have instructor approval AND drop a class by the published drop deadline.  

If eligible for a refund, the refund is processed within three weeks. Students may choose their refund method using eRefund. Any debt owed to COCC will processed against a refund first, and then the net balance will be remitted to the student.

Note: Refunds are calculated on a per course basis. For example, if a student drops and adds an equal number of credit courses after the refund period, full tuition and fees will be charged for the new class and will not be refunded for the dropped class.

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