Polk State closed for winter break 12/13 – 1/2, help with registration available by email

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Polk State College and its collegiate high schools will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, for winter break. The College will reopen on Wednesday, January 3. However, College staff will be monitoring emails and providing assistance for individuals registering for the Spring 2024 Semester, which will begin on Monday, January 8.

Students should expect responses to their inquiries within 48 business hours. They should note that staff will be answering general questions; any requests for changes to records such as updating residency or removing holds from an account will be addressed when the College reopens.

Bookstore Hours

Students should note that the bookstores on the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses will be open during the break during the following hours.

December 11 – 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 18 – 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 26 – 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

January 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Prospective students can submit a free online application to Polk State. Information on how to complete orientation and register for classes is included in email communications to students after they apply, as well as in the online admission steps. Assistance with admission is available by emailing one of the below based on the first letter of the student’s last name.

admissionsa@polk.edu (A-M)

admissionsz@polk.edu (N-Z)


Students who need assistance with advising should email one of the below based on the first letter of their last name.

onlineadvisinga@polk.edu (A-M)

onlineadvisingz@polk.edu (N-Z)

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to complete the financial aid process as early as possible. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with questions about financial aid may email financial@polk.edu.


All other inquiries related to registering for classes should be directed to registrar@polk.edu.

Throughout the registration and financial aid process, students are encouraged to regularly check their Passport account and their my.polk.edu emails for important information.