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. Enrollment is capped at 40 students per campus - Clearwater, Seminole, St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Tarpon Springs.

Our 2020-21 Information Sessions are now complete.  Applications for the Early Admission Program will be accepted through the Feb. 10, 11:59 p.m. deadline.  Application is made through the PCS Student Reservation System at reservation.pcsb.org.  Please refer to the Early Admission Program Checklist below for steps required to apply.  If seats remain available after the deadline, late application may open up after March 2 until all seats are filled.

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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), Biology, 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. If you haven’t previously applied to be a St. Petersburg College student, complete a St. Petersburg College application for “High Schools Programs Student.” This will generate your SPC ID number.
  3. Complete the College Placement Test. Register for a testing session at the following link: web.spcollege.edu/survey/29128.
  4. See your high school counselor to learn more about Early Admission and to verify eligibility.
  5. Submit all required items via the PCS Student Reservation System (during the application period) by the established February deadline ( see Checklist).

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 SPC Supplemental Application
  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

Seminole Campus

9200 113th Street N.
PW 702

Sherry Pantelides
Program Coordinator
Pantelides.Sherry@spcollege.edu
727-394-6164 

Lynne Wolf
Administrative Services Specialist
Wolf.Lynne@spcollege.edu
727-394-6023

Kelly Rich
Academic Counselor
Rich.Kelly@spcollege.edu
PW 706
727-394-6030

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

Sherry Pantelides
Program Coordinator
Pantelides.Sherry@spcollege.edu
Seminole Campus, PW 702
727-394-6164

Kelly Rich
Academic Counselor
Rich.Kelly@spcollege.edu
Seminole Campus, PW 706
727-394-6030

Lynne Wolf
Administrative Services Specialist
Wolf.Lynne@spcollege.edu
727-394-6023

 Tarpon Springs Campus
600 Klosterman Road
PS Building

Janine Small
Program Coordinator
small.janine@spcollege.edu
727-712-5281

Lori Condie
Administrative Services Specialist
condie.lori@spcollege.edu
727-712-5400

Alice Hall
Academic Counselor
hall.alice@spcollege.edu
727-712-5449