Early College, Dual Enrollment, Early Admission Info Sessions

St. Petersburg College offers three options for high school students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. And it’s FREE! Find out more at these information sessions from 6-8 p.m. No RSVP necessary.

Seating is Limited

2017 Sessions for rising juniors and seniors:

Info Sessions 2016

Thurs., Jan. 5 – St. Petersburg College, Clearwater Campus

Arts Auditorium for rising juniors
ES-102 for rising seniors
2465 Drew Street, Clearwater
727-791-5971

Wed., Jan. 11 – Palm Harbor University High School

Main Auditorium for rising juniors
Teaching Auditorium for rising seniors
1900 Omaha Street, Palm Harbor
727-712-5400

Thurs., Jan. 12 – St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus

Conference Center for rising juniors
Library 270 for rising seniors
9200 113 Street North, Seminole
727-394-6023

Tues., Jan. 17 – Gibbs High School, Grande Theater

Grande Theater for rising juniors
Room 4-105 for rising seniors
850 34 St. South, St. Petersburg
727-394-6023


Full-time program where students spend their junior and senior years attending all classes at SPC campuses to work toward simultaneously earning a high school diploma from their assigned school and an Associate in Arts degree from SPC. There is no cost for application, tuition, and textbooks.

Who is eligible?

Students who live in Pinellas County and are entering 11th grade in Pinellas County public schools, private schools and home-education programs, and who meet the qualifying high school GPA and College Placement Test score requirements

What's required to enroll?

  • Unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) or SAT/ACT.
  • Private school and home-education students will be required to enroll in a public high school to participate.
  • Completion and submission of the Early College Program Application and current transcripts.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 15 credit hours each term, leading to simultaneous completion of the high school diploma and the A.A. degree.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 (C average) college GPA.
  • Transportation to classes at SPC.

Early College students no longer attend classes at their high school, but remain enrolled in their assigned high school and can participate in the school's extracurricular activities while taking classes at SPC. Admission is limited at each campus - Clearwater, Seminole and Tarpon Springs. There is no cost for application, tuition or textbooks. Students follow the SPC academic calendar.

How to apply

  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 student data release form to the Early College Program Office by the established Feb. 10 deadline.

Interested in staying at SPC after high school?

If you want to continue your college education at SPC after you've met all your high school graduation requirements, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete our Dual Enrollment Transition Form
  2. Call us at 727-394-6023 (South County) or 727-712-5400 (North County) so we can lift the dual enrollment hold which will allow you to register for classes.