Polk State College hosting open house events April 19 & 26

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Polk State College is hosting two open house events where prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about academic programs, complete their applications, and receive assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Open house at the Winter Haven Campus, 999 Ave. H N.E., is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Center, WST 126 and 127.

Open house at the Lakeland Campus, 3425 Winter Lake Road, is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Lakeland Technology Building, LTB 1100.

Attendees will tour the campuses, meet with staff and faculty members, and learn about student clubs and activities.

Open enrollment for Summer 2018 is underway. Classes start May 9. Open enrollment for Fall 2018 will begin June 4 with classes starting August 20.

Currently enrolled students may register through PASSPORT. They should also check PASSPORT for possible holds on their accounts that may prevent them from registering so that those holds can be resolved.

Prospective new students must submit an online application to Polk State. Information on how to complete orientation and register for classes is included in the College’s admission letter and online at the Admission Steps.

Students may complete orientation online through Admission & Aid, where they can also take their “personal snapshot” – an academic advising tool that allows students to assess their abilities in math, reading, and writing, as well as responsibilities outside the classroom, such as work and families.

Students are also encouraged to begin the financial aid process as early as possible. The first step is to complete the FAFSA. Assistance completing the FAFSA is available through the Office of Student Financial Services.

Throughout the registration and financial aid process, students should regularly check PASSPORT and their College email accounts for important registration and financial aid information.