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SPC offers a variety of degree options for F1 Visa students. If you are not a U.S. Citizen and you want to study in the U.S., please follow these steps.

Application deadlines
To satisfy immigration and admissions requirements, international students must apply by:

  • Fall 2017 - June 19, 2017
  • Spring 2018 - Oct. 20, 2017
  • Summer 2018 -March 16, 2018
Complete the Application

It only takes 20-30 minutes to submit your application and you can use the Google Translates feature. You will be notified by email once it has been processed (usually within 10 business days). You can pay the non-refundable $140 application fee in U.S. currency by credit card, debit card, check or money order after your application has been processed.

Submit financial documents
  1. Statement of Financial Ability Form
  2. Official bank statement or official bank letter:
    • Document must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation
    • Must be dated less than 6 months before the term begins
    • Must specify current available balance for withdrawal and currency code
    • Available balance must be equal or greater to the Statement of Financial Ability form's estimated budget for the program you are applying to. If you plan to bring dependents, you must show an additional $5,000 USD per dependent.
Submit immigration documents

Documents must be readable and in good quality. All applicants must submit:

  • Copy of valid passport (cannot be expired)

If you are currently in the United States, you will need to submit:

  • Copy of visa
  • Copy of I-94 (You can find this form electronically by going to https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov)
  • Copy of I-20 pages 1,2,3 (This is required for students currently on an F-1 or F-2 visa)
  • Copy of DS-2019 (This is required for students currently on a J visa status)
Submit official transcripts (degree-seeking applicants)

Students must have earned a high school diploma (or equivalent) to be degree-seeking at St. Petersburg College. If you earned an education outside the U.S. we require an official (unopened) transcript evaluation by a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) in place of international transcript.

  • If you attend a college or high school within the U.S. request that they send an official, sealed transcript to St. Petersburg College.
  • If you attend a college or high school outside the U.S.:
    • Submit your official educational documents to a current NACES member after graduation - www.naces.org/members.htm
    • The purpose of the evaluation must reflect higher education, to study in the U.S. or something similar
    • High school level requires a general, document evaluation
    • College/university level requires a comprehensive, course by course evaluation
    • The official (unopened) NACES evaluation must be mailed or dropped off to St. Petersburg College. Electronic evaluations are only accepted from the following companies:
Submit acceptable proof of English proficiency (degree-seeking applicants)

English proficiency is required for degree-seeking applicants from countries where English is not an official primary language. Acceptable proof includes:

1 - SAT/ACT scores dated within the last two years

  • 440 or higher on critical reading (old SAT prior to June 27, 2016)
  • 24 or higher on reading (SAT Redesign-Concordance)
  • 19 or higher on reading subtest AND 17 or higher on English subtest on ACT

2 - Applicable transfer coursework from a regionally accredited college/university in the United States which qualifies you to take ENC 1101 (Composition I) or higher

3 - St. Petersburg College's Placement Test - Students will be provided instructions after the application has been processed.

CONTACT US

Please email your questions to InternationalAdmissions@spcollege.edu or call 727-341-3251 and leave voicemail. We will reply promptly.

Mailing Address:

St. Petersburg College
Admissions and Records
c/o International Admissions
14025 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760 United States

FREE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

Download our International Student Guide for more information and frequently asked questions.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSIENT STUDENTS

If you are a non-U.S. citizen foreign student on an F-1 Visa, and you are currently degree-seeking students at another institution who want to attend St. Petersburg College for a term and then transfer the completed coursework back to your home institution use this application to apply online.