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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are programs offered? What is the schedule?

  • Our Intensive English Program runs throughout the year with 6 start date options. It is a full-time “intensive” program. Students attend classes four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Extra help and support is offered through our Learning Enhancement Center (LEC), from 2:15-3:15 on the following days: Tuesdays (Pronunciation), Wednesdays (Homework Help), and Thursdays (Writing). There is no additional cost to attend the LEC.
  • Do I need to purchase books for the Intensive English Program?

  • Yes. Textbooks are not included in the tuition price and may be purchased at the Clearwater Campus Bookstore or online through your preferred vendor. You will receive the book list once you register and receive your placement.
  • What happens when an Intensive English class is cancelled?

  • Every effort is made to conduct classes as listed in our promotional materials and on our website. However, occasionally, circumstances make it necessary for classes to be cancelled, postponed, or combined. If it is necessary for us to cancel or reschedule a class, you will be notified by phone or by email. If a class is cancelled, you may transfer to another class, if available, or receive a full refund.
  • Do I need to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores?

  • No, St. Petersburg College does not require TOEFL or IELTS scores.  You will take an English proficiency test when you arrive on campus.
  • What is the Intensive English Program's refund policy?

  • Fees are refundable if a student withdraws in writing on or before 5:00 p.m. the first Friday of the term in which a student is enrolled. You may email us at IntensiveEnglish@spcollege.edu, fax us at 727-538-7228 or deliver a hand written letter to the coordinator of the International Language Institute.