Getting Started

  1. The first step for the bachelor’s degree is to complete an online application at for acceptance as a degree-seeking student at Polk State College. Use the Admission Guide to Polk State College, which has details, a comprehensive checklist, and a great FAQ section to help students complete all the admission requirements to the College.
  2. Submit official college transcripts (for an AA or AS degree or the equivalent) to the Polk State College Registrar’s office.
  3. Complete the General Knowledge Test for Florida Teacher Certification Examinations and notify PearsonVUE to send scores to Polk State College.
  4. Complete fingerprint-based background check through the Polk County School Board.
  5. Complete the online orientation for Polk State College.

Next Steps

  1. Print the Additional Admission Requirements packet.
  2. Create a professional letter of introduction as described in the packet.
  3. Provide a signature and date to acknowledge all statements of understanding in the packet.
  4. Submit the completed packet at one of the following locations:
    • Polk State Lakeland Academic Affairs – LLC 2230
    • Polk State Winter Haven Academic Affairs – WSC 101