Jun 19, 2024  
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 
Catalog/Handbook 2013-14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advising Services

Academic Advising provides assistance to all prospective and enrolled students in making educational and career decisions.  Advising periods are from the Drop/Add deadline of each term to the day before priority registration opens each term (See Academic Calendar). Polk State College recommends that all degree-seeking students, whether first-time-in-college, returning, or transfer, meet with an academic advisor to establish a program of study, plan the sequence of course work toward a degree, and determine what prerequisite courses are necessary. This is done through Orientation. Students are notified to schedule an orientation session in an Admission letter. Students should contact Polk State at 863-297-1000 to schedule Orientation. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester PRIOR to graduation to review their progress and select courses.

Academic advisors are available in the Student Services Offices at both Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses, the JD Alexander/Lake Wales Center, and the Airside/Lakeland Center during regular operating hours. Advising hours are:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   (Airside between 5:00-7:00 p.m. by appointment)
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    (Does not include Airside or the JD Alexander Center)