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FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
Complaints, grievances and appealsSPC is committed to providing prompt and fair resolution of all student concerns. Find out how to express your academic and non-academic complaints and your suggestions at www.spcollege.edu/complaint. You can also participate in student surveys at www.spcollege.edu/surveys.
NOTE:You can also download the Resource Guide.
MySPC MobileVisit our streamlined mobile site at m.spcollege.edu on your phone or mobile device to register, check financial aid, view campus maps and more. m.spcollege.edu
MyCourses Learning Management System (LMS)MyCourses is the learning management system used at St. Petersburg College to help facilitate all online and hybrid/blended courses as well as the college’s web-enhanced courses offered in a face-to-face environment. To access MyCourses, go to one.spcollege.edu and use your SPC email address and password to log in.
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My Learning Plan + My Schedule PlannerSPC has two online planning tools to help you automate picking classes that meet your degree requirements and fit into your personal work and family schedule. By using My Learning Plan and My Schedule Planner, you will stay on track with your degree requirements. Explore our step-by-step tutorials to learn more. go.spcollege.edu/myplanner
Academic CalendarThere are many dates that are important for you to know, such as when classes begin, deadlines for withdrawing, dates of college holidays and final exam schedules to name a few. go.spcollege.edu/calendar
Academic PathwaysAcademic Pathways are a sequential list of courses in the order that you should take them and serve as the default academic plans for you to use when planning for your college degree. Although you will have some choice in terms of options, they have been designed to build the knowledge and skills that will result in higher academic achievement and include ‘stackable’ certificates that provide easy on and off ramps for students along the way to degree completion. If you are transferring in courses, simply cross off the course you have already taken and move on to the next one. They do not take the place of the professional advice provided by our advisors.
AdvisingAcademic Advisors will help you get started by walking you through entrance procedures, evaluating placement test scores, reviewing new student orientation information and assisting in course selection based on your career goals. go.spcollege.edu/advising
With SPC's Appointment Scheduler, you can choose the day, time, campus and advisor that works for you. Services and information offered through the Appointment Scheduler include academic standing, admissions, advising, graduation, appeals process, major selection, My Learning Plan assistance, orientation, total withdrawal and more. Appointments can be scheduled a month in advance at https://myacct.spcollege.edu/scheduler/.
Alternative credit optionsSPC wants to help you finish your degree. We offer several ways to earn up to 45 college credits for your mastery of subjects, experience, military training, previous education or industry certification. go.spcollege.edu/makeitcount
Degrees and ProgramsSPC offers many options to meet your education needs. Consider your career goals and start planning today. go.spcollege.edu/academics
FloridaShinesFloridaShines is a free online advising website to help students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college. FloridaShines is sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support. www.floridashines.org
Honors ProgramSPC’s Honors Program provides an exemplary education and an intellectual community that encourages our most talented and motivated students in creativity and deeper understanding, leadership qualities and critical thinking skills. go.spcollege.edu/honors
LibraryYour student ID is your library card and can be used to check out materials or use any of the services our campus libraries provide. Our joint-use libraries on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs and Seminole campuses offer the benefits of a public library and college library in one. Use our online library for the convenience of research anytime and anywhere. Learning Resources and Libraries
New Initiative ProgramThe New Initiative Program (NIP) offers academic assistance to pre-health and health education students. go.spcollege.edu/nip
Smart Start OrientationSmart Start Orientation is a free, non-credit course that includes four learning sessions offered in blended and online formats. Smart Start will be required for first-time SPC students seeking an A.A. or A.S. degree and students returning from suspension or dismissal. In the Smart Start Orientation you will learn how to use MySPC which includes registration, financial aid, student email, and other services. You will also learn how to use MyCourses, our online learning system.You will create your roadmap to graduation in My Learning Plan, learn about the academic and learning support options we offer, as well as complete a career inventory and develop a career plan to get the job you want. You will learn who you can call for questions and help. go.spcollege.edu/orientation
Online ClassesSPC offers hundreds of online college courses in dozens of majors, plus online student support services. Find online options by checking “Electronic Campus” when you search for courses in MySPC. go.spcollege.edu/online
RegistrationRegistering online for classes is easy. Register early to get the best schedule possible. SPC’s My Learning Plan, My Schedule Planner and My Graduation Status tools will help you build a long-term schedule, view classes you have completed and verify outstanding graduation requirements to keep you on track. go.spcollege.edu/register
Student Rights and ResponsibilitiesYour rights and responsibilities as a student at SPC are defined in the college’s academic policies. These include academic honesty, plagiarism, classroom responsibility, freedom to learn and acceptable conduct. go.spcollege.edu/studentrights
Study AbroadSPC’s Study Abroad programs allow students to earn college credit while traveling the world. We offer programs in the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, the Middle East and North America. go.spcollege.edu/studyabroad
TestingWe offer tests to help you choose the right classes. You can also earn college credit for passing standardized tests. go.spcollege.edu/testing
TranscriptYour SPC transcript is the official, permanent academic record that includes the classes you have taken, grades earned for each class, honors and degrees completed. go.spcollege.edu/transcript
Tutoring and Classroom SupportThe learning support centers provide free tutoring in reading, writing and math as well as computer labs and academic resources for students. This support is available whether you are doing well in a class or need some extra assistance. go.spcollege.edu/tutoring
AthleticsSPC has intercollegiate athletic teams that compete for conference championships in women’s softball, tennis, volleyball and basketball and in men’s baseball and basketball. athletics.spcollege.edu/
Career ServicesCareer Services combines academic and career counseling to help students identify the proper educational and career paths, develop employability skills and utilize job-search resources. go.spcollege.edu/careerservices
Clubs and OrganizationsStudent clubs and organizations are a great way to get involved. SPC has a variety of academic clubs, musical ensembles and special interest clubs. You can also get involved in your campus Student Government Association. go.spcollege.edu/clubs
Computer LabsComputer labs are available on each campus for all of your academic needs. You must have a MySPC username and password to use the computers. Also, be sure to bring a flash drive to save your work. go.spcollege.edu/computerlabs
Locations and MapsSPC has 11 learning sites throughout Pinellas County. go.spcollege.edu/locations
ParkingParking is free in most places at SPC as long as you park in spaces reserved for students. Students at the SPC Downtown Center need to purchase a hangtag to park in the garage. go.spcollege.edu/parking
PSTA Bus Pass
Through an agreement between SPC and the PSTA (Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority), students, faculty and staff can enjoy free bus service through the Universal Pass (UPASS). Simply show your current student or staff ID (with a UPASS sticker) when boarding a PSTA bus and you can ride for free.
SafetySPC is dedicated to providing a safe campus environment. If you have concerns about suspicious behavior or an unsafe situation, report it promptly to campus authorities or to Campus Safety at 727-791-2560. Reports of sexual misconduct may be made to Campus Safety; the Director of EA/EO, Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; or to any of the designated reporting contacts on each campus as listed at go.spcollege.edu/sexual_misconduct. In an emergency, call 911 and then notify the Campus Safety office. SPC monitors the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Sexual Offenders registry, which cross references our enrolled students with this registry. go.spcollege.edu/safety
Student LifeThe college sponsors a variety of special and cultural events throughout the year - many at no charge or at a discount with your student ID. Check out our events calendar at go.spcollege.edu/events, find out how to get around on campus and get details on clubs and organizations. Visit your campus or contact your Student Life and Leadership Coordinator for more information. go.spcollege.edu/studentlife
Student Photo IDBefore you can check out library materials, use a computer lab or work out at any campus wellness center, you need an SPC photo ID. To get your ID, stop by the nearest campus and bring photo identification (such as your driver’s license) and a paid receipt for the current session, or evidence that your due date has been extended pending financial aid or veterans benefits. Distance students should complete the Student ID Request Form.
Textbooks and SuppliesYou can purchase new, used or digital books, or rent them at bookstores operated on campus and online by Barnes & Noble College. You can automatically order your textbooks after you register in MySPC and have them shipped to your home or pick them up at any of the Barnes & Noble College bookstores on campus. If you are receiving financial aid and your aid exceeds your tuition and fee charges, you may purchase books and supplies using your Book Line of Credit, a short-term, interest-free loan at our campus bookstores. You also can trade textbooks through SPC’s Book Swap. go.spcollege.edu/textbooks
Wellness CentersSPC wellness centers are fitness facilities equipped with strength and elliptical machines, treadmills and free weights. They are available to current SPC students when they aren’t in use by physical education classes. No guests are permitted. go.spcollege.edu/wellnesscenters
My Financial AidThis online tool allows you to see your financial aid status, your To Do List and to accept, decline or reduce awards. one.spcollege.edu
Financial AidVisit SPC’s Financial Aid website for information on grants, scholarships, student employment, loans and money management. go.spcollege.edu/getfunds
BankMobile DisbursementsFinancial aid refunds occur when the amount of disbursements received on your behalf is greater than the amount owed for tuition, fees, and the Book Line of Credit. These excess funds will be deposited to the account you choose on BankMobile. go.spcollege.edu/BankMobile
Florida Prepaid Tuition PlanSPC applies Florida PrePaid College funds automatically to student accounts with an active state plan. Any student who does not wish to have funds applied to their fees will need to send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the beginning of classes. Students can access the Florida PrePaid College fund online. www.myfloridaprepaid.com
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)To apply for financial aid, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The information you provide determines whether you qualify for federal and state grants and federal loans based on financial need. To complete the FAFSA, you will need to request an FSA ID.
iontuitioniontuition is a web-based tool provided at no cost to help you manage all of your student loans through a single portal. Once you register, you’ll get immediate access to a personalized profile showing your federal studentloan and grant information. You also can download the iontuition app to receive reminders on your mobile device. go.spcollege.edu/iontuition
Residency Status for TuitionThe tuition you pay is determined by your residency classification. A Florida resident pays a much lower tuition rate than an out-of-state resident. Your residency status is displayed in MySPC and on your course fee schedule. Documentation must be submitted by the first day of the term to be considered. go.spcollege.edu/residency
ScholarshipsScholarships can reward you for academic excellence, talent and achievement in a variety of areas, such as arts or athletics. Best of all, they do not have to be repaid. go.spcollege.edu/scholarships
Tuition PaymentAfter you register for classes, you will be given a tuition due date. Important: If fees are not paid by your due date, you will be dropped from your classes and will need to re-register. Fees can be paid with Financial Aid, Florida PrePaid, cash, credit, check or our Tuition Payment Plan. go.spcollege.edu/paytuition
EmailSPC provides you with a student email account through MySPC. You will receive official messages from the college, news of upcoming events and college closing alerts. Please check your email frequently for important alerts. go.spcollege.edu/email
HandbookThe SPC Student Handbook contains information on the college’s policies, services, locations and more. go.spcollege.edu/handbook
InsuranceStudents can obtain health insurance at their own expense through a vendor selected by the college. go.spcollege.edu/studentinsurance
Student Assistance Counseling ProgramA free counseling program is available if you need support, advice or just a friendly ear. Help is only a phone call away. SPC offers this service at no charge to students. mycoursessupport.spcollege.edu/student-assistance-program
Technical SupportFor assistance with technical issues related to MySPC, MyCourses and MySPC email, call 727-341-4357. go.spcollege.edu/helpdesk
At the end of each term, students that meet all graduation requirements will automatically be awarded their degree or certificate. You are no longer required to apply for graduation.
You can check your graduation status in MyPlanner.
If you plan to attend the commencement ceremony, you will need to register in MySPC. See these instructions.
Accessibility ServicesAccessibility Services (formerly Disability Resources) carries out SPC’s commitment to the open-door concept and equal access to educational opportunities for all qualified individuals with disabilities. go.spcollege.edu/accessibility
International Student ServicesWe value the intellectual and cultural diversity that international students bring to our campuses. Students who are not U.S. citizens have two options to take classes at SPC. You can come to the U.S. and study on our campus or you can stay in your home country and study online. We work closely with international students to help them succeed by offering assistance with admission, immigration advising, cultural adjustments, involvement in activities and much more. go.spcollege.edu/internationalstudents
InternshipsGet real-world experience from some of the area’s best employers. Learn valuable on-the-job skills and expand your professional network with an internship. go.spcollege.edu/studentinterns
Student Support ServicesStudent Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that helps first generation and low-income students graduate from college. go.spcollege.edu/sss
VeteransSPC welcomes veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service persons or members of the Selected Reserve who wish to use their veteran benefits to attend SPC. go.spcollege.edu/veterans
Women on the WayWomen on the Way (WOW) is a resource and support program developed to help women succeed in college. Many women trying to enter or return to college face time and resource challenges. In addition to meeting some basic needs for members, WOW offers opportunities for leadership, friendship and community service. go.spcollege.edu/wow
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