A transfer student is one who has attended any post-secondary institution other than Polk State College. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions are required regardless of the dates of attendance, the institution's accreditation, or the institution's location. This includes vocational schools, colleges, and universities.
Students who have previously attended a college or university accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations, or whose non-regionally accredited transfer work has met the rigors of course-by-course evaluation, may be admitted under the following conditions:
- The high school diploma requirement may be waived for admission purposes if the student has earned an associate, bachelor, or higher degree. If not, the student must provide a high school transcript.
- Students enter Polk State College with the academic status of Probation if they had a Suspension, Probation, or Dismissal status at the transferring institution. Students on Academic Suspension or Dismissal are not admitted during the term immediately following the imposition of the academic suspension or dismissal status at the transferring institution.
- Degree-seeking students receive an evaluation of transfer credits once all admission requirements have been met. Students can access the completed evaluation in their PASSPORT accounts. Details regarding transfer practices can be found in the Transfer of Credit to Polk State College section of the catalog.
- It is the student's responsibility to assure that transcripts from other colleges are sent directly to Polk State College's Admission and Registrar's Office to complete the admission requirements. If transcripts have not arrived by the registration date of the student's second term, the student is then prohibited from any further registration.
- Note that students receiving federal financial aid must have all required transcripts submitted and evaluated prior to the award of funds.