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1. COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION AT POLK.EDU.

  • Apply Now. It’s free!

 

2. ESTABLISH RESIDENCY.

  • In-state tuition saves you money. It is not just about living in Florida.

 

3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OR OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT.

  • How do you pay for college?
  • Lots of options! But you must start ASAP.

 

4. COMPLETE TESTING AND PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS.

  • Are you ready for college-level courses?
  • Take the P.E.R.T. and find out.

 

5. SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

  • High School.
  • Other post-secondary institutions.
  • Special Credit like AP, CLEP, IB, DANTES and more.
  • Transcripts from Other Countries (International Transcripts)

 

6. COMPLETE ORIENTATION.

  • Take Orientation online.
  • You will learn a lot about college – promise!

 

7. VISIT ADVISING AND REGISTER FOR CLASSES.

 

8. GET TO KNOW POLK STATE EMAIL, PASSPORT, AND PAL.

  • PASSPORT Orientation.
  • PAL Orientation.
  • Activate your Email.
  • Student ID Card – Required for students.

 

BUY YOUR BOOKS AND GO TO CLASS!

  • Check your schedule for textbook information.
  • Know important dates, times, and locations.
  • Know the reference numbers for classes.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Dual enrolled students follow additional steps here.
International/visa students follow additional steps here.

If you are veteran, want to use disability services, are in a special program like CROP or TRiO, please follow links for additional information.