Jul 18, 2024  
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024 
Catalog/Handbook 2023-2024

Transfer Students

A transfer student is one who has attended any post-secondary institution other than Polk State College. Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions are required regardless of the dates of attendance, the institution’s accreditation, or the institution’s location. This includes vocational schools, colleges, and universities. 

A student who has previously attended a college or university that is accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations, or whose non-regionally accredited transfer work has met the rigors of course-by-course evaluation, may be admitted. The following guidelines apply:

  • The high school diploma requirement may be waived for admission purposes if the student has earned an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree. If not, the student must provide a high school transcript.
  • If a student enters Polk State College after incurring Suspension, Probation, or Dismissal status at the transferring institution, the student is placed on Probation status at Polk State. A student who is on Academic Suspension or Dismissal at another institution is not admitted during the term immediately following the imposition of this status.
  • A degree-seeking student receives an evaluation of his or her transfer credits once all admission requirements have been met. A student can access the completed evaluation in his or her PASSPORT account. Details regarding transfer practices can be found in the Transfer of Credit to Polk State College  section of the Catalog.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that transcripts from other colleges are sent directly to Polk State College’s Admission and Registrar’s Office. If transcripts have not arrived by the registration date of the student’s second term, the student is then prohibited from any further registration.

Note: A student receiving federal financial aid must have all required transcripts submitted and evaluated prior to the awarding of funds.