St. Petersburg College offers early college admission to qualified high school seniors in
Pinellas County at no charge! This program gives students
credit toward a high school diploma and a college degree.
Earn as many as 30+ credits towards a 4-year bachelor's degree through participation in the Early Admission Program.
See how through the Fast Track Baccalaureate Program!
Pinellas County students who have completed three years of high school with a minimum of 18 credits
earned and who have achieved an acceptable score for college-level courses on the SAT, ACT, FCAT or SPC
College Placement Test (including math). There is no cost for application, tuition or textbooks.
What’s required to enroll?
- Have met all standardized state assessment graduation requirements
- See their guidance counselor to verify that they are eligible
- Spend their senior year as a full-time SPC student
- Have at least an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) for all high school
- Have completed the high school physical education (HOPE) graduation requirement
- Have completed the high school world history requirement
- Obtain the signature of the high school principal on the "Application for Early Admission to College"
form indicating the student is prepared for the early admissions experience
- A student must commit to completing a minimum of 15 credit hours per term and maintain at least a
2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Obtain transportation to classes
- Have been enrolled in a public high school in Pinellas County for a minimum of one term before entering Early Admissions.
How much does it cost?
There’s no cost for public school students for application, tuition or textbooks.
Application process step by step
- You must attend an information session. Check this site for upcoming dates and times.
- Complete a St. Petersburg College application.
- Complete the College Placement Test.
- Submit the College Placement Test scores, high school transcripts and Application For Early Admission To College form to the Early Admission Program Office by the established Feb. 10 deadline.