Convenient and Accelerated Schedule For Adults

Our 8-week terms allow students to receive full-time status by attending class only two nights per week, which allows adult students to maintain full time employment.

Terms

Five eight-week terms are scheduled during the year with courses meeting once a week for five hours. Terms begin in August, October, January, March, and June, and you may begin your program in any term. Term start dates are below.

Accelerated Schedule

Each accelerated eight-week term is comparable to a traditional 16-week semester, and each course carries 3.5 semester hours of credit. Courses are held once a week in the evenings and on weekends in Tampa (Westshore) and St. Petersburg (Main campus).

Refund Policy

Classes dropped prior to term start date will receive 100% refund.
Classes dropped by 4:00pm the first Friday after term start date will receive 90% refund.
Classes dropped by 4:00pm the second Friday after term start date will receive 25% refund.
Class withdrawl following the second Friday after term start date, no refund, a W grade.
Contact the PEL Assistant Registrar at (727) 864-8226 or (800) 234-4735 if you have questions.

Academic Calendar

Fall I Term: August 15 - October 11

August 14

Last day to add/drop classes online for 100% refund for Fall I Term.

August 21

Last day to add classes through PEL offices for Fall I Term.
Last day to drop/add equal number of courses through PEL offices for 100% refund for Fall I Term.
Last day to drop classes through PEL offices for 90% refund for Fall I Term.

August 28

Last day to drop classes through PEL offices for 25% refund for Fall I Term.

Writing Exhibits due for fall evaluation (Results anticipated in November)

August 29

Fall Semester Writing Exhibit follow-up Workshop, Main Campus, 10:30-11:30am.

August 29-September 25

Withdrawl Period through PEL offices No refund & Grade of W for Fall I Term.

October 10-11

Final Examination period

Fall I Term Ends

 

Fall II Term: October 17- December 13

October 16

Last day to add classes online for Fall II Term
Last day to drop classes for 100% refund for Fall I Term

October 23

Last day to add classes through PEL Offices for Fall II Term
Last day to drop and add equal number of courses through PEL Offices for 100% tuition exchange for Fall II Term
Last day to drop classes for 90% refund for Fall II Term

October 30

Last day to drop classes for 25% refund for Fall II Term

November 31- November 27

Withdrawal for Fall II Term, no refund, Grade of W

November 25-27

PEL OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 1

Graduation Applications due for December graduates

December 12-13

Final Examination period
Fall II Term ends

December 21-January 1

PEL OFFICES CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY

January4

Graduation Applications due ofr January graduates 

Note:

After the start of the term all drops and withdrawals must be processed through the PEL office and require written notification which must be received on or prior to the deadline dates and times.

Students are responsible for dropping and withdrawing from unwanted courses. This must be accomplished prior to the term start date for a 100% refund. Students not in attendance at the first class meeting without instructor’s pre-approval will be dropped from the course and will be charged 10% of the course tuition.

Reducing the number of courses taken during a term may affect your financial aid/loans. Please contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping or withdrawing from classes.

* Registration for Independent and Directed Study courses requires an academic contract.

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