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Enrollment for the summer and fall 2021 semesters at Polk State College has started with priority registration for students who have completed at least 50 percent of their program requirements. Students can check the status of their program requirements, their registration appointment dates, and register for classes in Passport.

Summer semester open enrollment will begin on April 5 and classes will start on May 10. Fall semester registration will also be open on April 5 for students who were enrolled in fall 2020 or are currently enrolled this spring. Fall open enrollment will begin on June 1 and classes will start on August 16.

Polk State will host a series of virtual open house events in April and May with sessions in both English and Spanish covering topics from the admissions process and registering for classes to applying for financial aid and scholarships. Individuals who are interested in attending Polk State are highly encouraged to participate and asked to monitor www.polk.edu/openhouse for more information, including a schedule and links to the virtual sessions when they become available. The first virtual open house event is scheduled for April 15.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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