Registration Policies

 

Refund Policy

Students who need to drop a course may receive a refund, if the request is received according to the policies listed below by course Instructional Method.

  • Classroom Courses: To receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal prior to the first day or start date of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is greater, of the course tuition. There are no refunds once the course begins. Additionally, for Test Preparation Courses there are no refunds after the course materials have been picked up or after the course has begun.
  • Online Fixed-Date Courses (OFD): To receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal before midnight on the third day of the course. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is greater, of the course tuition. No refunds will be issued after this deadline.
  • Online Self-Paced (OSP) and Independent Study (IS) Courses: To receive a refund, students need to drop the course through the MyPCE@USD student account portal within three business (3) days of registration. The refund of the course fee will be returned less a processing fee of 10% or $50, whichever is greater, of the course tuition. Refund requests will not be processed after this 3 business-day period.
  • Credit Validation Courses (CV): All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.
  • MCLE Courses: No refunds will be issued for MCLE course fees.
  • Certificate & Application Fees: Are non-refundable.
  • Paralegal Certificate Courses: The percentage of tuition refunded is based on the date of withdrawal in accordance with the Paralegal Program's Academic Regulations. Specific dates per term are available in the Program Office.
  • STEAM and Health Care Informatics Certificate Courses:  Courses must be dropped prior to the first day of the semester to receive a 100% refund and within the first three days of the semester to receive a 95% refund. No refund will be provided after the third day of the semester. 

A full refund is processed without penalty if PCE cancels the course.

Exception: if a student leaves the tuition funds in their account to apply to a future enrollment prior to the above deadlines, the drop fee is waived.  This request must be made over the phone before the stated registration deadlines.  Please call Enrollment and Student Services to make your request 619) 260-4585. (Does not apply for any STEAM or Health Care Informatics Certificate Courses)

Drop Policy

Classroom/OFD/OSP/IS/CV Courses: A course section Drop Request is accepted anytime, however, please read the Refund Policies for more information regarding any tuition fee refund that may apply. Dropped courses after the refund period will receive a grade of "W" on transcripts. Students can request a drop through the MyPCE@USD student account portal.

Note: Students who do not submit a drop and have not submitted assignments to complete the course by the time of grading will be graded as NG (no grade).

*STEAM and Health Care Informatics Certificate Courses: Courses officially dropped between the third day of class and the start of Week 5 will receive a grade of “W” (not included in GPA). STEAM and Health Care Informatics Certificate students who wish to withdraw from the University must use the Notice of Withdrawal E-Form.

Transfer Policy

Students can request a transfer, if the request is received according to the policies listed below by course Instructional Format. No transfers will be issued after the deadline.

The Transfer Request must be sent from MyPCE@USD student account portal and be received as follows:

Classroom Courses: Prior to the first day or start date of the course.
Credit Validation: Within 30 days of registration.
Online Fixed-Date Courses: Prior to midnight on the third day of the course.
Online Self-Paced and Independent Study Courses: Within three days of registration.