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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.
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.
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).
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.
Fall I Term: August 15 - October 11
Last day to add/drop classes online for 100% refund for Fall I Term.
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.
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)
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.
Final Examination period
Fall I Term Ends
Fall II Term: October 17- December 13
Last day to add classes online for Fall II Term
Last day to drop classes for 100% refund for Fall I Term
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
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
PEL OFFICES CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Graduation Applications due for December graduates
Final Examination period
Fall II Term ends
December 21-January 1
PEL OFFICES CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Graduation Applications due ofr January graduates
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.