Admission Information

How to Apply for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • You must be a high school junior or senior with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher to qualify for Lakeland Collegiate’s Information Systems or Criminal Justice program or a 3.0 unweighted GPA for the AA (Associate of Arts) degree program. In addition, you must have a minimum of 11 high school credits at the end of your tenth-grade year.
  • Students may apply in the spring of their Sophomore or Junior year of high school. If you have not yet completed an application to Polk State College, you may do so at You will need PERT scores to apply to Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School. Students who wish to take the PERT placement test online will need a computer with internet access, a webcam and microphone, and a quiet place to test independently. Calculators and other resources are not permitted.
  • Upon receipt of the email for online PERT Testing, eligible students will be registered for the appropriate test sections. They will receive an email from with all the instructions and information needed to complete the test. Please allow five business days from the date of the request for processing.
  • You may also schedule to take the Post Secondary Readiness Test (PERT) online or in-person by contacting Mrs. Gwen Simmons at 863-669-2322, ext. 6354, or 
  • The applicant must complete the Polk State online application and Polk State Collegiate High School Programs online application to upload all required test scores and documents. You will receive a confirmation message once you have submitted both applications successfully.
  • PERT Resources to prepare for the PERT Test – Mometrix free online tutorials & Free Pert Practice Tests online
  • Join us at an Information Meeting to learn how to apply for the 2023-2024 School Year.