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Incoming transient students are those who attend another institution but enroll at St. Petersburg College temporarily. Transient students can get ahead by taking classes at SPC for a much lower tuition rate.
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In order to register for classes as a transient student, SPC requires approval from your home institution. Plan ahead so that SPC receives your approved form in time for registration. The first day transient students can register for classes for upcoming terms are:
The last day for SPC to receive incoming transient approval forms for online courses is 2 p.m. the Friday before classes begin for each term. See specific dates below.
If your home institution has chosen to participate as a FloridaShines institution, you can complete the process online. Follow the steps below to get started:
If your home institution is a Florida private college/university, or a college outside the state, follow the steps below to get started:
Review the information provided on your approved transient form to determine which option you will need to follow to register:
If you are a degree-seeking SPC student who wishes to take one or more classes at another college or university, please follow these instructions:
NOTE: If you are a current F-1 international student at SPC, request a letter from International Student Services indicating that you are (1) in-status with your F1 visa and (2) in good academic standing at SPC.
If your chosen host institution is a FloridaShines institution, you can complete the process online. Follow the steps below to get started:
If your chosen host institution is a Florida private college/university, or a college outside the state, follow the steps below to get started:
1. Request a hard copy transient approval form from SPC. There are 2 ways to request and receive your approval form.
a. Forms may be completed and approved by a Student Support Manager at the any of the following campuses:
b. Email your transient student request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email must contain:
Please allow three business days for SPC staff to process your request. Once processed, you will receive your transient approval form in your SPC student email.
Together with your transient student request, provide a copy of the course description(s) from the course catalog at the institution where you plan to enroll as a transient student so that the information may be reviewed to determine whether it meets your degree completion requirements at SPC.
2. After you complete the classes at the host institution, please request that an updated transcript from that institution be sent to SPC so that we may post the class to your SPC record. Use the transcript request form to have your transcript sent to SPC.
3. If you have any questions concerning your transient student application, contact email@example.com.
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