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!

Who’s eligible?

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?

Student must:

  • 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 work attempted
  • 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

  1. You must attend an information session. Check this site for upcoming dates and times.
  2. Complete a St. Petersburg College application.
  3. Complete the College Placement Test.
  4. 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.

Contact Information

Clearwater Campus
Early Admission Coordinator
Jeff Cesta
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
Early Admission Coordinator
Yulonder Betts
Seminole Campus
Early Admission Coordinator
Judy Colson
Tarpon Springs Campus
Early Admission Coordinator
Clayton Snare