Click on the sections below to view important information regarding registering for classes, the add/drop period, withdrawing from courses and other registration-related topics.

New students

All full-time new students are pre-registered into their first term of courses. All students in part-time programs select their courses during orientation and are registered at that time.

Current students

Students must register each term for their courses in order to attend classes and receive instructions on Blackboard. Registration is completed online through myPCOM. Email notifications are sent each term when registration will begin; therefore, it is important that students check their PCOM email on a regular basis.

Third- and fourth-year DO students are registered for their rotations by the Clinical Education department.

Second-year Physician Assistant students are registered by the Department of Physician Assistant Studies for their preceptorships.

Fourth-year Pharmacy students will be registered by their experiential office.

Students will not be allowed to register or attend if there is an outstanding balance for the current term. Questions regarding tuition payment can be directed to the Bursar Office at 215-871-6190.

For up-to-date textbook costs for your current term, go to the official bookstore website.

Add/drop period

Deadline for dropping courses to receive a 100 percent refund of tuition is the last day of the first week of class.

As many of our programs are lock step, dropping from one course in a term requires approval of the graduate program director. Programs that do not require signature are: Organizational Development and Leadership, MS Counseling Health Psychology, non-degree or CAGS.

For programs that do not require signature to drop, email from your PCOM email address and advise which course(s) you want dropped.

For lock step programs,  students must submit either a leave of absence form or withdrawal form:

Leave of Absence

Auditing courses

Permission to audit a course must be given by the Dean and does not provide students with any course credit.

Withdrawal from courses

If students in the DO, Pharmacy or Physician Assistant programs need to withdraw in a semester they must withdraw from all courses in that term and take a leave of absence from the program.

A student in our graduate or Doctoral Programs may request a withdrawal from a course and is permitted to withdraw up to the midpoint of the course and receive and will receive a grade notation of Withdraw "W." After the midterm or the midpoint of the course, students will not be eligible to withdraw from a course unless there are extenuating circumstances and they are given permission from the program director. In the case of such withdrawals after the midpoint of the course, a grade notation of Withdrawal Pass "WP" or Withdrawal Fail "WF" will be made. Students cannot continue in a program with more than one "WF" grade notations.


Refund of tuition

Refund for traditional semester information is found on the Bursar Office page.

No fees or portions of fees assessed are refundable. The refund policy is subject to change at the discretion of the Board of Trustees, but in no instance will such a change become retroactive.

All federal financial aid funds are credited or returned in compliance with the Federal Return Policy schedule. Questions regarding this should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 215-871-6170.