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Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 
Catalog/Handbook 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advising Services

Academic Advising provides assistance to all prospective and enrolled students in making educational and career decisions.  Advisors are available to assist students with registration during registration periods (see Academic Calendar).  Advising periods are from the Drop deadline of each term to the day before registration opens each term . 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 any time after the Drop deadline of each term and up to the day before priority registration opens each term (see Academic Calendar).

A required orientation is provided to students prior to registering for classes in online and face-to-face formats. Students are notified to complete orientation in an Admission letter. Students may come to advising to take Orientation at any time during advising hours or may take the online Orientation at any time it is convenient for them. Allow two hours for Orientation. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester 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 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.