Admission & Aid

Polk State College maintains an "Open-Door" policy and may admit any high school graduate with a qualifying diploma or GED certificate holder. Students may enter Polk State during any term, and the College also offers a variety of innovative, flexible alternatives to traditional scheduling, including online, weekend, accelerated, shift-friendly and mini-semester options. We offer students a variety of options for financing and paying for college including grants, loans, and scholarships.

The college catalog/student handbook contains information on policies and regulations. We want to help you get through the process as efficiently as possible, so we have devised easy to follow Admission Steps. Steps may vary depending on the kind of student you are, so be sure to explore the links under IN THIS SECTION to the left.

There is no fee to apply for admission to Polk State College. 

Admission Steps

Follow the Admission Steps to ensure you have a successful start at Polk State.  Need help? Contact us with your questions here.

Admission and Registrar Forms

The forms page gives a short explanation of many procedures that require forms along with downloadable forms.  This includes Florida residency, transient status, and others.

Last Mile Completion Program

Did you start college, almost finish but just didn’t? Let us help you complete that last mile. Many students drop out of college with just one more semester to go. The busyness of life just gets in the way and time passes by. You may think about it but now you don’t know what it will take to finish.

If this describes you, then give us a call about the Last Mile Completion Program! We will:

1. Help you know exactly what you need to take to get that degree.
2. Help you take advantage of all the financial help available to you.
3. Help you through the readmission process.
4. Celebrate with you when you walk across that stage and get your diploma!

Call 863.297.1000 – Tell the Information Center you are calling about the Last Mile Completion Program.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is federal law. It protects the privacy of student information. Polk State College is committed to the protection of student privacy. See the college catalog/student handbook for details about FERPA


You can email questions to Polk State College’s Admission and Registrar’s Office at

Correspondence concerning admissions, student records, or registration may be addressed to:

Polk State College
Admission and Registrar’s Office
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299