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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 end dates. Deadlines can verified by viewing or printing your Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (via the student tab on your MyOCC portal) or on the Deadlines and Dates to Remember page. You may 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 a class and to verify the drop. Although instructors may request that a student be dropped for absences, it IS NOT the instructor's responsibility to drop students who stop attending a class. Students who never attend a class or stop attending a class at any time, MUST officially drop themselves, according to the deadlines mandated by the State of California. It is also the student's responsibility to verify their withdrawal from a class by the mandated deadlines to drop with a refund, drop without  a "W" or drop with a "W". There are no exceptions to the State mandated deadlines.  
You may drop a class as follows:
1. Through your MyOCC portal page. 
  •               Log into your MyOCC portal page.
  •               Click on the Student Tab
  •               Click on "Add or Drop Classes" in the Registration Tools New box.
  •               Click on the drop down arrow for the course/s you want to drop.
  •               Select the available drop option, then click the Finalize Add/Drop button. 
Verify your transaction.
Verify that you have successfully dropped the class by printing your Student Class Program (Web Schedule Bill). You can access the Student Class Program via MyOCC (Student Tab/Other Resources).
2. Printing, completing and mailing a STUDENT COURSE WITHDRAWAL FORM or letter (postmarked by U.S. Postal Service) to:
Orange Coast College
Attn: Enrollment Center
PO Box 5005,
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-5005
It is recommended that the request be sent via certified mail so that you have a receipt and to confirm delivery. Drops will be posted to your record as of the date of the U.S. Postal Service postmark.

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 with the following information:

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