ADMISSIONS TO HEALTH PROGRAMS AT ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
Thank you for your interest in a health program at St. Petersburg College. After you apply to SPC, you will be required to submit a health programs application during specific application windows. Admission is based on selection criteria specific to each program. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission for most programs. If you have not attended SPC in two years, a readmission application will be required.
The links below direct you to the program website where you will find the admission guide and access to the health programs application. The A.S. Degree in Health Sciences and Health Care Services Certificate do not require the Health Programs Application.
Applications are reviewed once the application window has closed. Admissions communication will be sent to your SPC student email account. Please monitor this email account for admission status updates.
Students admitted may need to meet the following based on their program or clinical affiliation requirements:
- Pass a background check and drug screen
- Provide proof of immunizations
- Provide social security number for clinical clearance
- Fill out a Health Examination Form
- Attend a health program orientation.
College of Health Sciences
- Dental Hygiene B.A.S. Admissions
- Health Services Administration B.A.S. Admissions
- Combined Firefighter/EMT
- Dental Hygiene A.S.
- Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. - Day
- Emergency Medical Technician A.T.D. - Evening
- Funeral Arts Certificate
- Funeral Services A.S.
- Health Information Technology A.S.
- Healthcare Data Management Certificate
- Medical Coding and Revenue Management Certificate
- Paramedic Certificate
- Physical Therapist Assistant A.S.
- Radiography A.S.
- Respiratory Care A.S.
- Surgical Services A.S.
College of Nursing
- Nursing B.S.N. Admissions
- Nursing A.S. Degree
- Nursing A.S. Degree - LPN Transitional
- Nursing A.S. Degree for Paramedic Admission Criteria
College of Veterinary Technology
- Veterinary Technology B.A.S. Admissions
- Veterinary Practice Management Certificate Admissions
- Veterinary Technology A.S.
Health Programs Applications
Applications are accepted through the end of the application window. Once the “applications accepted” window has passed, all applications will be reviewed for completeness and evaluated based on selection criteria indicated in the Admission Guide specific to the health program.
All courses to be considered for admission should be posted to the student’s SPC transcript prior to the end of the application window, unless the program has indicated they will consider current enrollment. Transfer credit and alternate satisfactions approved by the academic department should be posted by the end of the application window. If a program’s applicant pool does not fill the program’s enrollment capacity, the application may remain available for an extended period.
Lower Division Health Programs Admissions
Admission to our lower division health programs is based on selection criteria specific to each program. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission for most programs, however there are a few programs where meeting minimum requirements does guarantee admission.
Upper Division Health Programs Admissions
Admission to our bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene, health services administration, nursing and veterinary technology require an associate degree or higher or a minimum of 60 credits, as indicated in the Admission Guide.
Admission Status Notification
All communications will be sent to an applicant's SPC student email account and it is important that applicants review their student email account regularly. Admission status emails will be sent on the notification date if one is indicated. If admitted, the admission email will provide a list of additional admission steps. If not admitted, applicants can discuss concerns with their assigned academic advisor and consider reapplying for a future application cycle.