Feb. 1 last day to withdraw from 16-week classes with refund

Knowing how and when to withdraw from a class can be confusing. If students don’t withdraw during the add/drop period, refunds may not be given, said Assistant Director of Financial Aid Meghan Morgan.

Feb. 1 is the last day to withdraw from 16-week spring classes and fast track first session with a refund, Jan. 25 is the last day to withdraw from the first early spring classes and receive a refund, and March 8 is the last day to withdraw from fast track second session with a refund, Morgan said.

For a full list of withdrawal dates with refunds for classes, Morgan said students can access the academic calendar from the OCCC homepage at www. occc.edu.

Students with Financial Aid also must consider that withdrawing after the add/drop period can affect their ability to receive aid the following semester, Morgan said.

“If a student is withdrawing from a class after the add/drop period, it could affect their Financial Aid completion status,” Morgan said. “If you receive Federal Pell Grant funds for a class that you drop and get a refund, you will owe that money back.”

Many situations are different, Morgan said. She refers students to the Financial Aid homepage at www.occc.edu/FinancialAid to view the withdraw and return-of-funds policy.

To drop a class students can go through MineOnline or go to the Recruitment Office located on the first floor of the Main Building.

Freshman Huong Mach said she would prefer using MineOnline if she needed to drop a class instead of coming to campus. Student Roneshia Thomas said she agrees MineOnline can be helpful when dropping a class.

“Everyone has access to technology,” Thomas said. “You can even do it on your cell phone. It saves you time.”

Registration Assistant Kayla Prideaux said the last day to drop classes with a refund for spring semester is Feb. 1 and the refund would be received between Feb. 1 and 19.

“The last day to drop without a refund is April 19. Students can drop up to a month before classes end.” she said.

The Recruiting Office can help new students fill out the form to drop classes. Once the form is completed, Prideaux said, it will be scanned and the student will immediately be dropped from the class.

For more information on adding or dropping a class, contact Meghan Morgan at 405-682-1611, ext. 7188 or Kayla Prideaux at 405-682-1611, ext. 7665.

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