ADMISSION REQUIREMENT:

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.

STEPS TO BACHELOR’S DEGREE ADMISSION:

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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT:

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.