Welcome to St. Petersburg College, where your success is our number one priority. If you are coming to St. Petersburg College after attending another college or university, you are considered a transfer student and this page of resources will help you through the transfer process.
Please note that new and readmission transfer students are required to submit an official transcripts from every prior regionally accredited college* that you have attended.
It is imperative that SPC receives all of your official transcripts within your first term of admission or re-admission as it may impact your ability to enroll for subsequent terms**.
It is to your advantage for SPC to have a complete record of your educational history. A complete educational history allows you to:
- Expedite progression through your program of study
- Minimize the potential for repeating courses at SPC that you were already successfully completed elsewhere
- Allow for ease of registration Simplify the registration process
- Save you time and money
Once all admission requirements have been met (payment of the SPC $40 application fee and receipt of an official high school/GED transcript or Home School Affidavit), transfer credits, if applicable, will be posted to your record.
Please note: If you completed an A.A.S. degree or higher at a regionally accredited institution, we will not need your high school/GED transcript or Home School Affidavit. Also, prior coursework on a college transcript may exempt you from taking the SPC Placement Test.
Wondering if your former school is regionally accredited?
Speak with an Academic Advisor.
*Limited-Access programs may require receipt of all official transcripts for program admission regardless of accreditation type. Please speak with an Academic Advisor for more information.
**Students enrolled in a degree-seeking program will have a one-term grace period to submit all official transcripts.
How will my course credits transfer to SPC?
Use our NEW Transfer Evaluation Tool
to get an idea of how the credits you earned at another college or university may
transfer to SPC.
In order to ensure a proper and timely evaluation of credits from other institutions that may qualify for transfer to St. Petersburg College, please follow these steps:
1. Apply to SPC
Our Getting Started Checklist
outlines all the steps you will need to complete. Your transcript(s) will not be evaluated or posted until you have an admission application on file and you have completed all of your admissions requirements on your checklist. If you have applied to one of our Bachelor's programs, confirm the admissions requirement checklist for your Bachelor's Degree Area of Study
2. Send your official transcripts to SPC
Review how to send your official transcripts to SPC
. An official transcript is one that is sent directly from the institution in a sealed envelope and is designated official
in writing or by virtue of transcript format. Official transcripts can be hand delivered to any campus admissions/registration center as long as the transcript remains sealed it its original envelope from the institution. Faxed transcripts are not considered official and will not be accepted or evaluated.
3. Review your evaluated transcript
Once you have completed all of your admissions checklist items, your transfer credits will be posted as soon as possible. After the evaluation is complete, please check your To Do List or view an unofficial transcript in my SPC to see if your transfer credits have been posted as you expected.
4. Contact an advisor
We recommend that you meet with an advisor
to determine the best utilization of the transfer credits awarded to meet your degree objectives.
Evaluating/posting transfer credit to your SPC record
All grades for college-level courses (including Fs) will be considered for calculation of grade point average. Your official SPC transcript will reflect three items:
- Your SPC grade point average
- Your SPC transfer grade point average
- A combined grade point average
Graduate level courses will not be posted to your SPC record.
Repeated Courses: If a transfer course has been taken more than once at another institution, SPC will accept the most recent attempt for that course.
Non-regionally accredited institutions
SPC will transfer in only course work that was completed at a regionally-accredited institution. We do not bring in credits from non-regionally accredited institutions, except for some Florida schools that participate in the Statewide Common Course Numbering System and are included on an approved list maintained by the Florida Department of Education.
For courses that are initially deemed nontransferable to St. Petersburg College, the transfer student has the option of seeking an alternative method for obtaining credit. The following supporting documentation must be submitted by the student for each course requested for reconsideration:
- A copy of each course syllabus must include course title, course length, course description, text used.
- Verification of faculty credentials, to include a copy of the faculty member’s resume.
The student should submit the petition for credit and the aforementioned documentation to the Admissions and Records department.
St. Petersburg College
Admissions and Records Department - Attention Sarah Lopez
P.O. Box 33089
St. Petersburg, FL 33733