Please read this important information about withdrawing from a class.

Only the student can initiate a withdrawal per FERPA guidelines at post- secondary institutions.

The College recognizes there are many reasons influencing your decision to withdraw from a course during a term. Be aware that a withdrawal may affect:

(a) your high school grades and/or schedule;
(b) your high school graduation status;
(c) your eligibility to continue participation in the dual enrollment program;
(d) your Polk State College standards of academic progress;
(e) any financial aid awards or other benefits you may expect to receive in the future; and
(f) your subsequent admission to another post-secondary college or university.

Since dual enrollment courses have an effect on both your high school records and your college transcripts, you must carefully decide if withdrawing from a course is the best course of action.

All courses attempted at Polk State College will be included on your permanent college transcripts, including those that you withdraw from and all grades, including “W”  for withdrawal, will be transmitted back to your high school for inclusion on your high school transcripts.

Any letter grade below a “C” will not count as credit toward satisfaction of mathematics and English requirements per Rule 6A-10.030, F.A.C. However, all grades are calculated in a student’s GPA and will appear on his/her college transcript.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you complete the Withdrawal Form and return it to Polk State College for processing, your college transcript will reflect a grade of W1. You must discuss how this withdrawal affects your high school grade point average with your high school counselor.  You may retake this class at Polk State while still in high school one time, after which you will not be allowed to repeat the class until you are graduated from high school.

Steps to Withdraw Local Dual Enrolled Students

1. Student requests a withdrawal form from a Polk State College advisor or by emailing advising@polk.edu and completes it.
2. Student submits the form to his/her high school counselor to discuss the withdrawal and how it will affect his/her high school schedule, grade point average and eligibility to continue in the dual enrollment program. Counselor must sign the form.
3. Student returns completed and signed form to a Polk State College advisor prior to the published withdrawal deadline for the class.
4. Polk State advisor signs withdrawal form and sends it to the Admission and Registrar’s office for processing.
5. Withdrawal is processed and a grade of “W” is posted to the student’s college transcript.

Steps to Withdraw for Florida Virtual School Student

1. Student requests a withdrawal form from a Polk State College advisor or by emailing dualenrollment@polk.edu and student completes the form.
2. Student submits the form to his/her Florida Virtual High School counselor to discuss the withdrawal and how it will affect his/her high school schedule, grade point average and eligibility to continue in the dual enrollment program.
3. The counselor will sign and email the form to dualenrollment@polk.edu prior to the published withdrawal deadline in the college calendar.
4. Polk State advisor signs withdrawal form and sends it to the Admission and Registrar’s office for processing.
5. Withdrawal is processed and a grade of W1 is posted to the student’s college transcript.