The Dual Enrollment program allows academically talented high school students to take college classes while still in high school. Some of the benefits of participating in the program are broadened educational opportunities, increased depth of study and accelerated attainment of post-secondary educational goals —all with free tuition and fees. To get started, please complete these seven simple steps to become a Dual Enrollment student.  If you are using ACT or SAT scores you must submit official copies of these score reports.  Unofficial scores may be used for one semester but registration will be blocked if official scores are not submitted for future terms.

Steps 1 – 3 are completed one time. Steps 4 – 7 are completed prior to every semester.  Before you begin, read the Dual Enrollment Agreement and Addendum appropriate to your high school experience.

Step 1:

Complete the Polk State College Admission Application  at a Dual Enrollment Admission event at your high school or at the College Admission and Registrar’s Office in Winter Haven, Lakeland, or Lake Wales. Check with your high school counselor for date and time of the Admission event.

Step 2:

Meet Eligibility Requirements  for the respective program.  Complete DUAL ENROLLMENT HIGH SCHOOL APPROVAL FORM  the and bring it with you to see a college advisor on one of the campuses or to an admission or registration event held at one of the public high schools.

Step 3:

Submit official scores from an approved placement test.  P.E.R.T., ACT, SAT, or FCAT are acceptable. Official scores must be sent directly to Polk State College from the respective testing agency. P.E.R.T. scores are accessible from the P.E.R.T. Testing Repository and are considered official.

Minimum placement scores required for eligibility if P.E.R.T. taken prior to 10-22-2013 are:

Subject

PERT

CPT

ACT

SAT

Reading/Critical Reading

104

83

18

440

English/Critical Reading

99

83

17

440

Elementary Algebra/Mathematics

113

83

19

460

 

Minimum placement scores required for eligibility if P.E.R.T. taken on or after 10-22-2013 are:

Subject

PERT

CPT

ACT

SAT

Reading/Critical Reading

106

83

19

440

English/Critical Reading

103

83

17

440

Elementary Algebra/Mathematics

114

83

19

440

 Step 4:

Course selection and approval.

  • Public school students – Complete this approval form and meet with the high school counselor and have approved courses entered into PCSB portal.
  • Private school and home school students – This approval form must be signed each semester by the high school counselor or home school parent and brought to a Polk State advisor at the time of registration.
  • Florida Virtual School students – This approval form must be signed by the high school counselor and submitted to Polk State by the counselor to dualenrollment@polk.edu.*

Step 5:

Students register for approved classes  at the Dual Enrollment Registration Day at their high school or at Polk State College with an academic advisor. See your high school counselor for the Dual Enrollment Registration date at your school or check the college calendar online for registration dates at the College. Florida Virtual School students and parents may work with a Polk State advisor to determine the best courses to meet their high school and college educational goals by e-mailing dualenrollment@polk.edu.*

Step 6:

Student submits course schedule to high school counselor  and requests high school schedule adjustment, if necessary. Course schedules and grades are sent to the high school for inclusion on the high school transcript at the end of each term. Home school students must request an official transcript from the College.

Step 7:

Acquire textbooks. Each public and private school will give students instructions about when and where to acquire dual enrollment textbooks. Home-schooled students must purchase their own textbooks and materials.

*In all e-mail to Polk State from Florida Virtual High School students, the subject line should state: [FLVS: Your Name].

The Dual Enrollment Coordinators can assist you if you have any additional questions:

You may find more information about the program on our website at polk.edu or by emailing dualenrollment@polk.edu.