A meeting with an admission counselor is the first step in the admission process. An admission counselor will introduce you to the program, help you determine financial aid opportunities, discuss transfer and experiential credit opportunities, and guide you through the admission process. If you are transferring courses from other colleges or universities, we can provide you with a preliminary evaluation to show the amount of transfer credit that might be awarded, just set up a meeting with one of our admission counselors.

Admission Requirements

Qualities such as personal commitment, perseverance, and self-discipline are necessary for success in the Program for Experienced Learners. To be considered for admission you must:
  • Be at least 23 years of age.
  • Have high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma.
  • Have completed one year of college-level coursework (or be eligible for experiential credit based on work and life experiences).
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Complete an application, including essays, to explain and demonstrate goals consistent with program objectives as well as the ability and motivation to benefit from the program.

If you are a previously admitted PEL student and have not taken classes in two years or more, start by completing the readmission form (PDF). If you have not taken classes between one and two years, contact the main PEL office at 727-864-8226.

Contact Us

St. Petersburg (main campus)
(800) 234-4735
(727) 864-8226
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(813) 282-0002
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