Early Admission: Spend your high school senior year as a full-time SPC student

This full-time program offers students the chance to spend their senior year attending all of their classes at SPC campuses, where they can complete high school graduation requirements while earning credits toward a college degree. There is no cost for the application, tuition or textbooks.

Our 2019-20 Information Sessions are now complete.  Late application for Early Admission seats will be available after March 1 through the PCS Student Reservation System if seats are still available.  Once all seats have been filled, late application will no longer be available.  


Which program is right for you?
Compare SPC's Dual Enrollment, Early College and Early Admission programs

Who's eligible?

Students who have completed three years of high school with a minimum of 18 credits earned, and who meet the qualifying high school GPA and College Placement Test score requirements. (Student must have been enrolled in a Pinellas County high school for a minimum of one term immediately prior to entering the Early Admission Program.)

What's required to enroll?

  • Unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Satisfactory scores on the College Placement Test (CPT/PERT) or SAT/ACT.
  • Completion of the high school physical education (HOPE), Geometry and World History graduation requirements.
  • All standardized state assessment graduation requirements met.
  • Completion and submission of the Application for Early Admission to College form and current transcripts.
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 15 credit hours each term and maintaining at least a 2.0 (C average) college GPA.
  • Transportation to classes at SPC.

Early Admission students no longer attend classes at their high school, but remain enrolled in their assigned high school and can participate in the school's extracurricular activities while taking classes at SPC. Admission is limited at each campus - Clearwater, St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Seminole and Tarpon Springs Campuses. There is no cost for application, tuition or textbooks. Students follow the SPC academic calendar.

View the Student Performance Contract

How to Apply

  1. You must attend an information session. Check this website for upcoming dates and times.
  2. Complete a St. Petersburg College application.
  3. Complete the College Placement Test.
  4. See your high school counselor to learn more about Early Admission and to verify eligibility.
  5. In order to make application, parents must log in and complete the online application in the PCS Student Reservation System. (Deadline - Friday, February 8, 2019 for 2019-20 applicants)

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:

  1. Complete our Dual Enrollment Transition Form
  2. 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.
  3. Meet with an SPC Academic Advisor on your home campus to complete the required steps to enroll.

Early Admission Contacts

Clearwater Campus
2465 Drew Street
Social Science Bldg., Room 131

Jeff Cesta
Director, Early College/Early Admission/Dual Enrollment

Ana Cotto
Administrative Services Specialist

Kit Ewing
Academic Counselor

Seminole Campus
9200 113th Street N.
PW 702

Sherry Pantelides
Program Coordinator

Lynne Wolf
Administrative Services Specialist

Kelly Rich
Academic Counselor
PW 706

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
6605 Fifth Ave. N
Offices located at SE/CL Campuses

Sherry Pantelides
Program Coordinator
Seminole Campus, PW 702

Kelly Rich
Academic Counselor
Seminole Campus, PW 706

Kim Corry
Administrative Services Specialist
Clearwater Campus, SS 143

 Tarpon Springs Campus
600 Klosterman Road
PS Building

Janine Small
Program Coordinator

Lori Condie
Administrative Services Specialist

Alice Hall
Academic Counselor