Full-time program where students spend their senior year attending all classes at SPC campuses, completing high school graduation requirements while earning credits toward a college degree. There is no cost for application, tuition, and textbooks.

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Who’s eligible?

Students who have completed three years of high school with a minimum of 18 credits earned, and who meet the qualifying high school GPA and College Placement Test score requirements. (Student must have been enrolled in a Pinellas County high school for a minimum of one term immediately prior to entering the Early Admission Program.)

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.
  • Completion of the high school physical education (HOPE), Geometry and World history graduation requirements.
  • All standardized state assessment graduation requirements met.
  • Completion and submission of the Application for Early Admission to College form and current transcripts.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 15 credit hours each term and maintaining at least a 2.0 (C average) college GPA.
  • Transportation to classes at SPC.

Early Admission 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, St. Petersburg/Gibbs, 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 Application For Early Admission To College form to the Early Admission 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.

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
Sherry Pantelides