Finish your bachelor’s degree at Eckerd College

Our program prepares you for a lifetime of learning.

Adult students often come to the Program for Experienced Learners (PEL) with a goal in mind, whether to advance their careers, launch a new one, or reach a personal goal.

What students find here is so much more.

PEL awakens the learning spirit. From the first class, adults start as new students and quickly become a community, one that celebrates the diversity of views that helps each student reach their full potential by broadening perspectives, creating greater self-awareness, and seeing the world in new ways.

Eckerd’s liberal arts approach sets a foundation for a lifetime, building a body of knowledge that helps graduates become more valuable to employers and stronger contributors to their communities.

Enrolling now for our next term beginning October 15, 2016. Apply now! For more information, call 800-234-4735.

Why Choose Us?

Save time and money completing your degree at a top-rated, regionally accredited institution.

For nearly 40 years, PEL has been meeting the needs of busy adults with convenient schedules, class starts, and campuses in both St. Petersburg and Tampa.

You can earn up to three years of transfer credit from regionally accredited institutions, credit for work and prior experience, and credit through exams, which saves you time and money. And with small class sizes, a dedicated academic advisor, and a faculty mentor, you will have the support you need to reach your graduation goal, earning a degree you can be proud of and one that employers will value.

A recognized history of excellence

Distinguished by its academic excellence, Eckerd College is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, students in the Program for Experienced Learners are eligible to participate in our unique Honors Program.

Two convenient locations

St. Petersburg

Eckerd College main campus
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9-5:30; Friday 9-5; evening advising for current students is available by appointment.


Eckerd College Tampa campus
1300 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 135
Tampa, FL 33607
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9-6; Friday 9-3; evening advising for current students is available by appointment.