Admission/Graduation Requirements


Admission to this program requires an AS/AAS or AA degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally-accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0-grade point average on a 4.0 point scale. If the student’s associate’s degree is not from a regionally- accredited institution, but one that is accredited by a body that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, a course-by-course evaluation will be done in accordance with Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.


Apply for Admission: Complete an online application (link to online application). Be sure to select the correct program code in your online application.
Request Admissions Credentials: You need to request your associate’s degree transcript and all previous college transcripts be sent to:
Polk State College
Registrar and Admission Office
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Upon acceptance, meet with a BAS Program Specialist to determine degree plan.


Complete 120 credits as outlined in the Polk State College catalog for the program concentration.
Earn an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Meet the college-level academic standards set by the State of Florida (formerly known as CLAST alternatives).
Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language through any of the following means: completion of two years of high school instruction in the same foreign language, completion of a minimum of 8 college-level credits in one foreign language, achievement of minimum scores on a foreign language proficiency exam approved by the Registrar’s Office, or completion of a high school diploma from a foreign country where the student studied in a language other than English.
Complete 25 percent (30 credit hours) of the program at Polk State College.
Complete at least 25 percent of the upper-division courses required for the BAS program at Polk State College, including the capstone course.