WELCOME TO THE SPC INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

Learn how to speak English while enjoying the beauty, warm weather and culture in Florida! The Intensive English Program (IEP) at St. Petersburg College is designed especially for international students. We offer a supportive, fun academic learning environment combined with a variety of cultural experiences.

MISSION STATEMENT

IEP's mission is to advance the writing, reading, grammar, listening, and speaking proficiencies of nonnative speakers of English through intensive, active engagement in a learning community. International students visiting Florida and U.S. citizens can quickly learn English through this program.

IEP offers:

  • Caring, qualified teachers who provide weekly, face-to-face class time
  • State-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs with free Wi-Fi
  • Free, afterschool tutoring in the Learning Enhancement Center
  • Cultural opportunities and enrichment experiences that enhance learning

FIVE LEVELS: Elementary – Advanced

8:30 – 9:40 a.m. Grammar
9:50 – 11 a.m. Reading
11 – 11:30 a.m. Lunch Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Speaking and Listening
12:50 – 2 p.m. Writing

 

 

SUMMER 2021

FALL 2021

SPRING 2022

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

New Student Orientation

May 4
*June 23

August 25
*October 13

January 5
*February 23

CLASS DATES

Session 1 Start Date

May 10

August 30

January 10

*Session 2 Start Date

June 28

October 18

February 28

Last Day Of Classes

August 12

December 9

April 21

F-1 ADMISSIONS

F-1 Application Deadline

March 1, 2021

June 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

REGISTRATION

Tuition Payment Due

May 7
*June 25

August 27
*October 15

January 7
*February 25

Last Day To Drop (Receive Full Refund)

May 14
*July 2

September 3
*October 22

January 14
*March 4

TUITION COSTS

 

F-1 Visa/Out-of-State

FL Resident

14 WEEKS

$4,458.64

$1,395

*7 WEEKS

*$2,229.32

*$697.50

* LATE START FOR NEW AND TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY

The Intensive English Program Scholarship awards $1,000 per student that will be applied toward the program’s cost:

  • Available to all new and transfer F-1 Visa students who register in the program
  • Offered per semester, up to two full semesters for a total of $2,000
  • Interested students must apply before the end of Summer 2022

To apply for this scholarship, complete the program application by following the step-by-step instructions for international students studying in the United States.

F-1 VISA STUDENTS:

Visit our International Students Admission page for step-by-step instructions.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS/TOURIST

  1. Fill out the Request Information Form.
  2. Please contact our office to learn about part-time enrollment.

career pathway

The Associate in Arts degree is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare you for your major at the four-year level, you also take at least 36 hours in these general education areas.

Guaranteed transfer to state universities - Florida's 2+2 system
Once you have earned your A.A. from SPC, you are guaranteed admission as a junior to one of the state's public universities to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or certain Bachelor of Science degrees. In Florida, this is called the 2+2 system, which allows you to pursue a bachelor's degree by first attending a state or community college and then transferring to a four-year institution.

At SPC, you take the same general education courses you would take as a freshman and sophomore at a university, but you get smaller classes and lower tuition costs - about 40 percent less than Florida's public universities. Explore SPC's A.A. transfer degree optionsExceptions to the 2+2 guarantee The 2+2 guarantee, however, does not automatically grant you admission to high demand universities or certain limited access programs and majors, as access to these is very competitive. Admission to these programs may require an additional admission process and can be based on GPA and completing the foreign language requirement and all common prerequisites.

"The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a friendly environment where learning is fun. Every day students grow and can learn about each other cultures. Studying at the IEP can give you many opportunities for personal and professional growth. This program made me grow and understand which is my path. Therefore, I am glad that I chose to study here and highly recommend it to everybody!"

-Michele Guttilla, Italy

Accreditation

CEAThe Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2017 through August 2021 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.