FREE COLLEGE CREDIT

Another way to pay for college is to take advantage of our free credit options. SPC allows you to earn up to 45 credits for dual enrollment, mastery of subjects, experience, military training, previous education or industry certification. Contact an advisor to discuss the following alternative credit options:

Credit by Exam

Credit by Exam

You can earn course credit for exams toward your degree by scoring high enough on: CLEP, Advanced Placement, DANTES, International Baccalaureate or Excelsior tests.

Experiential Learning Program

Experiential Learning Program

Through the Experiential Learning Program (ELP) you can earn college credits based on your real-world knowledge and life experience.

Industry Certifications

Industry Certifications

Your professional certifications can earn you free academic credit toward certain associate degrees or certificates. Contact the academic program director for more information.

Prior Military Training

Prior Military Training

If you've served your country, you can earn military transfer credit for your time in the armed forces through the American Council on Education.

High School Students

High School Students

Pinellas County high school students can earn free credits towards certain A.S. degrees or certificates at SPC through our Career Connections, Dual EnrollmentEarly AdmissionEarly College and Summer of Success programs.

PTC or Vocational Training

PTC or Vocational Training

If you have completed training at Pinellas Technical College or other vocational schools in Florida, you can earn free college credits at SPC in certain A.S. degree and certificate programs.