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— Enrollment for the Summer 2021 Semester at Polk State College will start on March 29 with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50 percent of their program requirements.

Open enrollment will begin on April 5. Classes will start May 10.

Currently enrolled students will be able to check the status of their program requirements on March 19 and whether they qualify for priority registration on Passport, where they can also register for classes.

Dual enrollment students should work with their high school advisors and email DEregistration@polk.edu for additional assistance if needed.

Prospective students must submit a free online application to Polk State. Information about the application, orientation, and registering for classes is available at www.polk.edu/admission-aid/admissionsteps.

It is important to note that Polk State remains in Phase II of its Return to Campus Plan, with many classes taking place online or in hybrid formats which integrate in-person and online learning. When registering for classes in Passport, students should check the course descriptions for specific details about class formats and expectations.

Services including advising and financial aid are available remotely and in-person by visiting the Lakeland Technology Building (LTB) on the Lakeland Campus or Winter Haven Administration Building (WAD) on the Winter Haven Campus.

  • Assistance with admission, advising, and registration is available by emailing registrar@polk.edu, calling 863.297.1000, or using the webchat in the bottom right corner of the polk.edu/admission-aid page.
  • Assistance with financial aid is available by emailing financialaid@polk.edu, calling 863.297.1004, or viewing the online FAFSA tutorial at polk.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid.
  • Assistance with technology needs for students to access their classes is available through the Academic Support Line at 863.669.2833.

Students should note that the College will be closed for spring break from March 22 through March 28. While the College is physically closed for spring break, students will be able to receive assistance by emailing registrar@polk.edu or calling 863.297.1000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Polk State has also compiled a list of resources for students to access technology, tutoring, library services, and more for free remotely.

Students and visitors who need to come to campus should continue to follow Return to Campus Plan and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines closely, including wearing cloth face coverings and practicing social distancing.

Students should continue to monitor www.polk.edu and their Polk State emails and accounts for important updates and additional resources.

About Polk State College

Located in Winter Haven, Florida, and established in 1964, Polk State College is a multi-campus institution serving more than 15,000 students with Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts, and Associate in Science degrees, as well as 9,000 individuals in a wide range of certificate and workforce training programs. The College also operates three charter high schools.

Polk State’s advantages include small class sizes; hands-on learning; dedicated faculty; day and night classes; online options; affordable tuition; excellent financial aid; and a diverse community and vibrant student life, including fine arts opportunities, clubs, and intercollegiate athletics.

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