The Polk State College Catalog/Student Handbook contains detailed information about admission requirements, academic programs and policies, course descriptions, financial aid, special services and programs, extracurricular activities, and related policies and procedures for students.
If a student has specific questions or needs further information, he or she should contact a student success advisor in Student Services on either the Lakeland or Winter Haven campus or at the Airside East, Airside West-Lakeland, or JD Alexander/Lake Wales center.
Polk State College is part of the Florida College System and awards baccalaureate degrees, associate degrees, advanced technical certificates, credit and vocational certificates, and applied technology diplomas. Polk State College is governed by the District Board of Trustees.
The information published in this Catalog reflects the District Board of Trustees' rules and administrative regulations in effect at the time of publication in a user-friendly format. The official and binding rules and procedures are published on the College website. Polk State College reserves the right to make changes to regulations, course offerings, curriculum, academic policies, and rules and other aspects affecting students. Information about any changes to rules and regulations is available in the Student Services offices. This Catalog is updated throughout the year for omissions and errors only.
Polk State College
999 Avenue H, N.E.
Winter Haven, Florida 33881-4299
Please note this catalog may have updates throughout the months of
July and August due to legislative updates that affect policy.
Polk State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Questions regarding Polk State's accreditation can be addresses to the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 (or call 404.679.4500). The Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence of an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
Polk State College programs are also accredited by: