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Enrollment Requirements

Step (1.)

Attend one of the published dates for Parent and Student Information Meetings.

Information Meetings are held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the following SPC campuses. The prospective student and a parent must attend an Information Session as part of the application process.

Step (2.)

Submit the online application for St. Petersburg College.

  • Complete the SPC Online Application
  • Students will need to know their SPC ID number for PERT testing that is generated from the SPC online application.

Step (3.)

Take the PERT test.

The Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) is offered at several campus locations. To take the test, you should:

  1. Take practice tests for the PERT
  2. Take the completed pink card (which you received at the information meeting), a valid photo ID, (such as a driver’s license, student ID or other state ID) and your SPC ID number to the testing center to take the PERT. The SPC ID number is provided when the student completes the online application.  Don’t forget to ask for a copy of your PERT test scores for the application packet.

Students must complete the St. Petersburg College’s online application for admission prior to taking the PERT placement test. All testing is done in an SPC Testing Center on the computer and there are no time limits.

Placement test locations on SPC campuses, additional PERT testing information, and SPC Testing Center requirements are available online or call the St. Pete/Gibbs Campus Testing Center at (727) 341-4771.

Step (4.)

Submit a completed application packet by the deadline.

  • The 2019 application period begins January 1, 2019 and ends February 8, 2019. Whether hand-delivered or mailed, applications are due to the SPCHS office on or before the 2:00 p.m. deadline on February 8, 2019. Late applications will be accepted, however, they will not be considered until the wait-list is exhausted.

Prospective students must meet all of the admission requirements and complete all of the enrollment procedures.


Enrollment is capped at 240 students. If the number of new applications received exceeds the number of available openings, students will be selected through a random lottery system. The computer generated lottery (conducted in late February after all applications are received and verified) will create a list of students who will be invited to attend SPCHS, as well as, a numbered wait-list.


Acceptance & Wait-List Notification

Upon completion of all admission forms and assuming eligibility, applicants who are accepted (or chosen through the lottery system, if applicable) will receive an invitation letter.

  • Students will receive either an invitation letter or a notification of wait-list status by March 1.
  • Students will continue to be invited into SPCHS as openings occur over the summer until  August 1st.  Students are not invited into the program once the school year begins since they are enrolled in college courses.