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Dropping Classes
When a student elects to drop a class, they may do so up until the deadline for the last day to withdraw. Courses have different deadlines depending on the course start and ending date. You can verify the deadlines by checking your Student Class Program (via the student tab on your MyOCC portal) or on the Deadlines and Dates to Remember page. You can also call the Answer Center at (714) 432-5072 during normal business hours to confirm withdrawal deadlines for a course.
 
It is the student's responsibility to officially drop classes and to verify the drop. Although instructors may request that a student be dropped for absences, it is NOT the instructor's responsibility. Students who never attend a class or stop attending a class at any time, MUST officially drop themselves, according to stated deadlines. It is also the student's responsibility to verify their withdrawal from a class by the stated deadlines to avoid a "W" and/or a grade in the class. 
 
You may drop a class as follows:
 
1. Log in to your MyOCC portal page.  Select the "Add or Drop Classes" option in the Registration Tools box under the Student tab, select the course/s you want to drop and then click the submit button.  Make sure that you verify your transaction. You can verify that you have been dropped by clicking on the Student Class Program (Web Schedule Bill).  PRINT YOUR STUDENT CLASS PROGRAM to verify that your drop was successfully completed!!!  You can access the Student Class Program via MyOCC (Student Tab/Other Resources).
OR
 
2. Mailing a Student Withdrawal Form or letter (postmarked by US Postmaster) by the deadline date to Orange Coast College, PO Box 5005, Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005, Attn: Registration. You may want to send your request via certified mail to ensure that it is postmarked by the deadline date.

 If you are unable to drop a class online or postmark a mailed request by the withdrawal deadline, you MUST send an email by the deadline date to arinfo@occ.cccd.edu with the following information:

 
Your Name
Student ID number
The course you are attempting to drop
An explanation of why you cannot drop on MyOCC
 
We will contact you the next business day