Finish your bachelor's degree at Eckerd

Our Spring I term begins January 10, 2015. Apply now! To see if PEL is the best fit for you, attend an info session in St. Pete or Tampa on December 3 at 5:30pm. For more information, call (800) 234-4735.

We offer a way for busy adults to finish their bachelor's degrees in an engaging, interactive classroom setting.

We often count work experience or professional certifications towards a degree, and we can help you with financial aid options – so the time and cost involved may be lower than you think.

To learn more, contact one of our admissions counselors. If it’s time to finish your degree – let us help you figure out how.

Key features of the PEL program

How do I apply?

Applying is fast, easy and convenient. You can choose to apply online, or download and complete the application at your leisure. Click here to apply now.

How long will it take?

Our admissions counselors will be happy to review your academic and experiential background and tell you how long it will take to complete a degree with us. If you have no transfer or experiential credit, and you attend full-time, it will take you about 3 1/2 years to finish. Be sure to talk to a counselor to discuss transfer or experiential credit and learn more about how soon you can complete your degree.

How do I get more information?

We would love to hear from you! Click here to contact one of our admissions counselors, or you may also call us at 800-234-4735 or at 727-864-8226. If you prefer e-mail, you can use our contact form here.

How can I pay?

We know that cost is an important factor in your college decision. That's why there are many types of aid available to students. Scholarships, grants, work, and loans are all available to qualified students. We're here to help make the Program for Experienced Learners an affordable option for you. Learn more about financial aid options as well as the cost of attending and then get in touch with us so we can help create a plan for you.

Classroom Locations:

Main Campus

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
727-864-8226 | 727-864-8422 (Fax)
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9-5:30; Friday 9-5; evening advising for current students is available by appointment.


1300 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 135, Tampa, FL 33607
813-282-0002 | 813-282-4607 (Fax)
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9-6; Friday 9-3; evening advising for current students is available by appointment.

Selected courses are also offered in the following locations:

Downtown St. Petersburg

The Morean Arts Center
719 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For information, please contact the main campus at 727-864-8226

Midtown St. Petersburg

St. Pete Clay Company
420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
For information please contact the main campus at 727-864-8226


St. Petersburg College University Partnership Center
9200 113th Street North, Seminole, FL 33772
727-394-6214 | 727-394-6269 (Fax)

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