Admission & Aid

Polk State College maintains an "Open-Door" policy and may admit any high school graduate with a qualifying diploma or GED certificate holder. Students may enter Polk State during any term, and the College also offers a variety of innovative, flexible alternatives to traditional scheduling, including online, weekend, accelerated, shift-friendly and mini-semester options. We offer students a variety of options for financing and paying for college including grants, loans, and scholarships.

Polk State College wants to help you get through the process as efficiently as possible, so we have devised easy-to-follow Admission Steps. Steps may vary depending on the kind of student you are, so be sure to explore the links under IN THIS SECTION to the left. The College Catalog/Student Handbook contains information on policies and regulations.

Applying to Polk State College is free. 

Admission Steps

Follow the Admission Steps to ensure you have a successful start at Polk State.  Need help? Contact us with your questions here.

Admission and Registrar Forms

The forms page gives a short explanation of many procedures that require forms along with downloadable forms.  This includes Florida residency, transient status, and others.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is federal law. It protects the privacy of student information. Polk State College is committed to the protection of student privacy. See the college catalog/student handbook for details about FERPA


You can email questions to Polk State College’s Admission and Registrar’s Office at

Correspondence concerning admissions, student records, or registration may be addressed to:

Polk State College
Admission and Registrar’s Office
999 Avenue H NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299