Congratulations on taking the first step to becoming a student at St. Petersburg College. Applying to SPC is a simple online process that takes 10-15 minutes to complete. This application is for first time in college, transfer or transient students who wish to apply as a credit (degree or non-degree) seeking student.
Who should NOT complete this application process?
The application process varies for students who wish to register for non-credit classes
(personal enrichment or continuing education classes) or international students
Once you begin an application, you will be asked to set up a temporary password so that you can save the application and return to it later to complete and submit. Your application session will time out after 20 minutes of inactivity. At the end of the application you will be asked to pay a $40 non-refundable application fee. If you are applying to one of our high school programs, the application fee is waived.
As an SPC student you are classified as either a Florida resident or an out-of-state resident. The tuition you pay is determined by your residency classification. A Florida resident pays a much lower tuition rate than an out-of-state resident.
If you are a Florida resident, you can easily establish residency during the online application process to qualify for the lower, in-state tuition rate by providing valid ID numbers for two of the following documents, issued at least 12 months before the first day of your classes:
- Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID
- Florida Vehicle Registration
- Florida Voter’s Registration
If you are a dependent student (you are under 24), you will need to provide documents of a parent or legal guardian (or, provide documents indicating your independence.)
If you can’t provide two of the items above during the online application process, you will be classified initially as a non-resident. You may provide other documentation to be reclassified as a resident for tuition purposes by mail or in-person, as described during the residency section of this application. All documentation provided to support your Florida resident status for in-state tuition will be verified. You will be notified in the event additional documentation is required. Visit www.spcollege.edu/residency for complete details on Florida residency for tuition purposes.