Focused on your success
From orientation to graduation, St. Petersburg College puts you first. Whether you just finished high school or are coming to college after being in the workforce, SPC faculty and staff are here to help you succeed as a first-time-in-college student.
We offer proven resources like free tutoring and career counseling to help you every step of the way. At SPC, you'll also find online support, campus learning centers, small group workshops, a personalized learning plan, small class sizes and caring, dedicated faculty that want to see you finish strong.
Get Ready for College
Not sure you're ready for college-level courses? SPC offers many ways to prepare you for college, including subject preparation in math, reading and writing and English, test preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) and pre-college success programs for middle and high school students.
Dual enrollment programs
We also offer various programs for high school students to earn college credit.
Become a Titan Today
At St. Petersburg College, you'll join a dynamic student body that comes from all walks of life. By becoming an SPC Titan, you make a commitment to yourself to be part of a great place to earn an education.
Each SPC campus hosts a variety of events to connect you with your academic community and other students. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations throughout SPC's campuses and centers and untold chances to learn beyond the classroom, where you can connect with like-minded peers to inspire the world.
New Student Orientation
Get connected with SPC at our orientation, where you'll find the tools you need to be successful in and out of your classes.
As a first-time-in-college student, you'll take our Smart Start program, where you'll explore career and degree options and pinpoint the classes you'll need for your degree. We'll also show you our student portal and online learning management system, give you a tour of our free tutoring centers and let you know who to call for questions and help.
Smart Restart is designed for students returning from suspension or dismissal and meets for an hour a week for four weeks. Topics covered include personal learning styles, time management, career goals and schedule planning.