Drop/withdraw From Class | Refund Policy

Let us answer your questions about how to withdraw from a class.

  • How to Withdraw | Drop a Class

    Withdraw/drop online, in-person, or by emailing mymcc@mchenry.edu from your MCC student email account. You can't withdraw over the phone.

    You can drop a registered section up to the Last Day to Withdraw » see Important Class Dates for refund amount after class starts, Last Day to Withdraw, and date final grades are due

    To Drop a Class

    1. Visit myMCC, select Self-Service, then select Student Planning
    2. Under the Student Planning tab at the top, select Plan and Schedule
    3. Select a section from your current schedule and select Drop.
    4. In the Register and Drop Sections dialog box, select any additional sections you want to drop or add.
    5. Select the reason you need to drop the course.
    6. Select Update to process the changes.

    The planned section will remain on your schedule, but it will no longer show that you're registered for the course if the drop was successful.

  • How to Request a Refund for a Course that You've Dropped After the Refund Period

    MCC recognizes our students face significant hardships.

    Submit an Exception to Refund Form if you meet one or more of the following criteria.

    1. Facing significant financial or physical circumstances. Supporting documentation must be attached to your request for consideration.

      Extenuating circumstances include:

      • Serious injury or illness
      • Chronic illness
      • A medical issue of a family member in which you are the caretaker
      • A mental health condition
      • A sudden or consistent lack of transportation
      • Military Service
      • A significant cost of living increase
      • Other critical circumstances beyond your control that have hindered a your ability to be successful in your courses
    2. Have withdrawn from the course
    3. Have not received a grade for the course

    Do Not Fill Out this Form if You…

    • Have dropped the course and received a full or partial refund
    • Have a classroom concern

      All course-related questions or concerns should be discussed with the instructor first and then may be brought to the attention of the Dean if the you are not satisfied with the resolution.

    • Have not withdrawn or have received a grade for the course
      • If you received a grade for a course, but need to request a Late Withdrawal, review the Late Withdrawal explanation in Loading...
      • You may be subject to Administrative Withdrawal if you have excessive absences, are not actively pursuing the completion of course objectives (without having made arrangements with the instructor), have an extenuating circumstance, or a disciplinary issue.
      • To request a withdrawal, contact the appropriate Dean from the list above.

    Submit a Refund Exception Form
  • Tuition and Fees Refund Policy
    Tuition and Fees Refund Policy
    Rate of refund Classes less than 9 weeks Classes 9 or more weeks long
    100% within first 7 calendar days of course start date within first 7 calendar days of course start date
    50% not applicable within 8 to 14 calendar days of course start date
    0% after 7 days after 14 days

    For the exact refund dates, refer to Important Class Dates

    MCC will not begin refunding payment until after the Refund Policy period is over in the corresponding term.

    • To receive a full refund (less the registration fee) you must withdraw within the first seven calendar days of the course start date. It is your responsibility to be aware of these refund dates.
    • Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students based upon the effective date of withdrawal, which is determined by the date you formally notify the Registration Office by withdrawing online, in person, or by fax.
    • Failure to attend class places you at risk of being withdrawn.
    • If MCC cancels a class/section, you will receive a full refund of tuition and course fees.
    • If you must drop a class after the refund period has passed, you may Submit a Refund Exception Form no later than two weeks after the semester end date to which the request applies.
    • MCC reserves the right to determine method of refund.
    • Once credit/debit card refunds are processed by the Student Accounts Office, funds may take up to 14 days to post back to your account based on your banking institution's policy.
  • Grades
    • Grade of “W” will not factor in the computation of the student grade point average.
    • A failing grade will be posted on the student transcript if you do not follow college withdrawal procedures.

    Students can request a onetime forgiveness of up to 15 credit hours, credits completed within a consecutive 12-month period, or prior D’s or F’s. See the Grade Forgiveness Policy in Loading...

  • Student Responsibilities

    It is the responsibility of each student to:

    • Be aware of the financial consequences for each drop/add/withdraw transaction that will be processed, or has been processed, in-person at the college or online.
    • Be aware of MCC's withdrawal and refund policy.
    • Drop classes/sections by the established deadline if you do not plan on attending. Do not rely upon MCC to drop you.
    • Periodically review your account online to view the balance due and academic holds placed on your account.
    • Ask questions if you are uncertain about a policy or procedure.