Earn free college credit through Dual Enrollment
Through this part-time program, students can take college courses at SPC or their high school and earn credits toward high school graduation requirements and a college degree. There is no cost for tuition or the college application, and textbooks are free for Pinellas County Schools students.
Which program is right for you?
Compare SPC's Dual Enrollment, Early College and Early Admission programs
Who is eligible?
Students enrolled in grades 6-12 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. Pinellas County public middle school students must have at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA based on a minimum of seven (7) high school credits in a combination of math, science, English or social studies or at least a cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA in a particular field of study.
NOTE: Students under the age of 15 must meet with the Home Campus Associate Provost.
What's required to enroll?
- For academic courses, a 3.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or a 3.0 in the subject area to be studied at SPC
- For career courses, a 2.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or a 2.0 in the subject area to be studied at SPC.
- Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) or SAT/ACT.
- For classes at SPC, signature of the high school principal on the Permission for Dual Campus Coursework form indicating the student is prepared for the dual enrollment experience.
- Transportation to classes at SPC.
To remain in the Dual Enrollment program, you must maintain a college GPA of 2.0 (C average).
View participating schools and contact your high school counselor to see if you are eligible to take dual enrollment classes at SPC. If you successfully complete a dual enrollment course, you also will receive high school credit. Many Dual Enrollment classes also are offered at public and private high schools.
Federal law prohibits the college from releasing information regarding a student's progress in college courses to a third party without the student's written consent.
interested in staying at SPC after high school?
If you are a current dual enrollment student and want to continue your college education at SPC after you've met all your high school graduation requirements, please follow these steps:
- Complete our Dual Enrollment Transition Form
- Contact one of the following Dual Enrollment offices (Clearwater - 791-5971 or 791-5977, Seminole - 394-6023 or 394-6164, Tarpon Springs - 712-5400 or 712-5281) to be sure any additional holds have been removed
- Meet with an SPC Academic Advisor on your home campus to complete the required steps to enroll.
The SPC north county dual enrollment office is located at the Tarpon Springs Campus and covers the schools listed below.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
High schools served by North County office
- Calvary Christian High School
- Center Academy
- Clearwater Central Catholic High School
- Clearwater High School
- Cornerstone Christian School
- Countryside High School
- Dunedin Academy
- Dunedin High School
- East Lake High School
- Indian Rocks Christian School
- Lakeside Christian School
- Largo High School
- Palm Harbor University High School
- Tarpon Springs High School
- Home-education students who live north of Ulmerton Road
The SPC south county dual enrollment office is located at the Seminole Campus and covers the schools listed below.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
High schools served by South County office
- Admiral Farragut Academy
- Boca Ciega High School
- Classical Christian School for the Arts
- Dixie Hollins High School
- Gibbs High School
- Lakewood High School
- Northeast High School
- Northside Christian School
- Osceola Fundamental High School
- Pinellas Park High School
- Seminole High School
- St. Petersburg Catholic High School
- St. Petersburg High School
- Home-education students who live south of Ulmerton Road
Offsite Dual Enrollment (courses offered at the high schools)