St. Petersburg College offers many ways to earn free college credit while you're still in high school. Through SPC, students who attend Pinellas County public, private and home-education programs can take high school and SPC courses at the same time. There is no cost for tuition or the college application, and textbooks are free for Pinellas County Schools students.

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Free College Credit

St. Petersburg College students who hold current industry certifications or licenses or have completed approved high school, technical college, apprenticeship, or workforce training programs may be eligible to receive free college credit.

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Dual Enrollment

Part-time program that offers free SPC courses that give students credits toward a high school diploma and a college degree. Courses are available on SPC campuses and some local high school campuses.

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Early Admission

High school seniors spend their senior year attending all classes at SPC campuses, completing high school graduation requirements while earning credits toward a college degree.

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Early College

Pinellas County students entering 11th and 12th grade can attend SPC full-time for free, earning a high school diploma and an Associate in Arts degree.

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Collegiate High Schools

Full-time high schools on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Tarpon Springs Campuses, where Pinellas County students entering 10th or 11th grade can earn a free Associate in Arts degree and their high school diploma simultaneously.

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Summer of Success

Graduating seniors from Pinellas County high schools can earn three college credits during this six-week program aimed at getting students ready for college.