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


Registering for classes at Polk State College is accomplished through the online registration system available at www.polk.edu. The following steps are important to follow in the registration process:

  1. New students should complete the admission process, take placement tests, provide transcripts, and attend Orientation. New students receive registration guidance during the orientation session and must visit an advisor to register after Orientation. Students are encouraged to use the Admission Guide to Polk State, referred to as Polk’s GPS.
  2. All students should consult the Academic Calendar on the College’s website for registration dates, fees, and payment deadlines.
  3. Students should be prepared to pay for classes by the posted payment deadline, which displays on the student’s schedule in PASSPORT. Otherwise, the registration reservation is canceled, and students may not be able to re-register for the classes they originally selected. Students may pay online with any major credit card through PASSPORT at www.polk.edu, or in person at the Winter Haven and Lakeland campuses. Polk State College also has other payment options available for students, such as a tuition payment plan administered through a partnership. After a small enrollment fee and down payment, students can spread tuition and fee payments over four (4) monthly payments, depending on when students register. This allows students more flexibility in managing tuition and fees each semester. Polk State College offers student refunds through the Eagle Choice card. The Eagle Choice card is designed to provide students with options for receiving financial aid or school refunds including the preferred “Easy Refund” method. Easy Refund is the fastest, easiest way to gain access to refund money on the same day that Polk State College releases it. The Eagle Choice card is not a credit card, and there is no cost to the student. For more information, students should contact the Financial Aid or Cashier’s offices on the Lakeland or Winter Haven campus.
  4. Students with unmet obligations (overdue library books, financial obligations, or outstanding requirements, such as missing student-records documents) are blocked from registration for future terms.
  5. Students may be restricted from registering for courses for which they have not met the prerequisite requirements. Students who pre-register for the next term but fail a prerequisite course must drop the class requiring the prerequisite; however, they may add another appropriate course. Students who fail prerequisite courses but do not drop the next course in the sequence may be dropped from all classes that they have registered for in the next semester.
  6. Once the Add period has ended, schedule change requests must be submitted to the Campus Dean of Student Services or Academic Dean.