The College & Career information is located in the Guidance area. Scholarship and Community Service information can be found here, as well as SAT, ACT, TABE, and P.E.R.T. testing information.

Scholarship Information

Check out the new Scholarship Page to see available scholarship opportunities.

College & Career News

P.E.R.T.

PSC uses the P.E.R.T. test for college placement. Check the following attachments for scoring/placement information and to review the study guide.  A PERT math score of 97 or higher can be used as a concordant score for the Algebra 1 EOC.

Financial Aid

Seniors and their parents should complete the FAFSA online application as soon as their 2015 income tax return is finished.  Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov and choose the 2015-2016 worksheet and application.

Click here for a video tutorial on filling out the FAFSA Form.

Dual Enrollment

Steps for TRANSITIONING FROM DUAL ENROLLMENT TO DEGREE-SEEKING:  
  1. Readmission applications are no longer required for dual enrollment student who are graduating high school and are transitioning to regular degree-seeking status at PSC.
  2. An Academic Advisor at PSC will change the student’s program objective for the upcoming term in which student is registering. Inactivating the dual enrollment major and activating the student’s primary degree-seeking program objective.
  3. If the student has not provided proof of Florida residency documentation, they will need to go online to our website at www.polk.edu, go to the “Future Student” link, then to the “Admissions” link, then to “Admission & Registrar Forms” there they will find the link for the Florida Residency Affidavit.  Students who were dual enrolled will need to change their residency status to “claiming Florida Residency”.
  4. Students may register one term without their high school transcript. The second term registration will be prevented if the high school transcript has not been received.

Action Plans

“How do I get ready for college?” “When should I apply for USF, UF, PSC?” “When should I start looking for scholarships?” “When should I take the SAT?” Get the answers to all these questions (and many more), by clicking on the action plans below.

Senior Year Action Plan
Junior Year Action Plan
    Juniors can start NCAA Eligibility Center registration process.

Click here to access Florida Trend’s Next Magazine where you can access resources to help you plan your future in Florida.

Community Service

Volunteer Opportunities:

Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center, www.cfshc.org

Auburndale area organizations need volunteers. www.americantowns.com/fl/auburndale-make-a-difference.

Polk Nature Discovery Center, Circle B-Bar Reserve, Winter Lake Rd.

Auburndale Volunteer Guide – click here for more information.

Polk County Parks and RecreationsClick here to see volunteer options.

Check the district website for more community service information.

Reminder: Turn in your community service application and agency forms before starting your hours to make sure hours will be approved. All students should continue to turn in their community service hours throughout the semester to Mrs. Bailey in the Support Lab. Community Service hours can be viewed on the “Student Portal”.

College Board Resources

Big Future – Find, apply, afford and enroll in a college that is right for you with this step-by-step guide.

My College QuickStart is an online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all students who take the PSAT/NMSQT. It is powered by their responses to the test and provides personalized information that helps students take their next steps toward college: