Student Orientation


  1. All new Polk State College students, including dual-enrolled students, Collegiate and readmitting student must take orientation. Transient students are not required to take it.
  2. You do not need to see an advisor before taking Student Orientation.
  3. Have available any of the following that applies to you:
    • P.E.R.T. SAT or ACT placement test results
    • Unofficial post-secondary transcripts
    • Paper, Pencil or pen
    • Might want to grab a cup of coffee too!
  4. Student Orientation takes about one and a half hours. You can pause and take a short break. Do not skip or exit you will lose your progress and have to restart the orientation.
  5. When you finish Student Orientation, capture/print screenshot take a picture of the last page, this is the proof of completion. What do you do with the completion verification to clear registration hold?
    • Students forward your Orientation completion verification by last name to:
      A-M N-Z
      Send a jpg or a screenshot image of your proof of completion – Put ONLINE STUDENT in subject line.
    • First-time-in-college (FTIC) students registers and attends pre-advising You must bring in person your proof of orientation completion to Pre-Advising, either printed or as a screenshot/photo. If this is the first semester you have attended since you graduated from high school, you are FTIC even if you were dual-enrolled previously.
    • Dual enrollment and Collegiate students must bring proof of completion in any format to register in-person with an advisor on campus.
    • ReadmittingTransfer, and EPI students can email the proof of completion to if registering online or bring in-person when you meet with an advisor on campus.
    • Call the Information Center at 863.297.1000 if you are experiencing any issues.
    • Allow 24 hours during our normal business hours for emailed Orientation holds to be lifted.


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