Students who feel the College's regulations have not been interpreted or applied fairly may petition the Polk State College's Petitions Committee. The Petitions Committee reviews each individual's written request and renders a decision. Students are responsible for gathering and providing all documentation supporting a petition. Information about the petitioning process is available from academic advisors.
A student who wishes to appeal a residency determination may complete a petition review request on a residency affidavit and submit it to the Admission and Registrar's office, who then submits this document to the Residency Committee.
Students with disabilities who feel the College has not met their needs appropriately (other than issues of substitutions) may appeal to Polk State College's Equity Committee for an appeal hearing. The decision of the Equity Committee is final. Students should visit with an academic advisor for information about the Equity Committee.