Dr. Jeanna Ojeda, Tarpon Campus Lead Faculty, EAP (ESL for Academic Purposes) since 1999
Experienced in English language instruction for college-readiness, certificate, and degree completion since 1991 Born and raised in North Carolina, Jeanna earned her Linguistics Ph.D. at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 2004
"I gain intense satisfaction and fulfillment by providing an educational service to adult college-bound and professional English language learners. My professional life purpose compels me to:
assist English learners in attaining a better quality of life for themselves and their families
encourage English Learners to continue on their journey to improve their English mastery
support EAP alumni to continue in college, university, and degree-completion
Office: Lyceum 143 Tarpon Springs SPC -- Office Phone (727) 712-5828 (please leave a voicemail; you are important to me)
About $$ and College Credits at SPC: EAP courses may qualify for financial aid Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 727-791-2485 https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/basic-criteria
EAP1695 & EAP1500 earn "ELECTIVE" *NOT GENERAL EDUCATION* credits for some college degree programs
Will NEW Students Take an English Test?
Yes, WITH 3 exceptions:
1) no test if you are serving active military duty
2) no test if you completed a GED
3) no test if you graduated from a Florida high school in regular non-ESOL classes WITH a “standard” high school diploma
NO TOEFL or IELTS is needed. Question? Contact International Admissions Specialist Kyrsten Catlin
(727) 341-3251 (leave voicemail) or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
Visit By Appointment ONLY: District Office -- 6021 142nd Avenue North, Clearwater, FL 33760
TOURIST VISA Holders (Now visiting around the Tarpon Springs area)
Questions about changing visas?
If you are located near Tarpon Springs, Ms. Mirva Cuevas will be able to set up a video conference with you, Angela Cole, and herself. Please let Ms. Cuevas know if she can assist: Student Support Advisor, Student Services TS AD 112 (727) 712-5806 (leave voicemail) or E-Mail Cuevas.Mirva@spcollege.edu
If you are located near Clearwater, Contact International Advisor at Clearwater Campus SPC, Ms. Angela Cole: International Student Services Representative - DSO Center for International Programs CL AD 152 (727) 791-2632 (leave voicemail) or E-Mail Cole.Angela@spcollege.edu
NON-VISA STUDENT, RESIDENT of FLORIDA (Non-International)
Do ONLINE ADMISSION: http://www.spcollege.edu/apply/ (takes 10 to 15 minutes, asks for your new temporary password, requires payment of a $40 non-refundable application fee)
ONE YEAR IN-STATE FLORIDA RESIDENTS pay a MUCH LOWER TUITION. If you are a Florida resident, you can easily establish residency during the online application process to qualify for the lower, in-state tuition rate by providing valid ID numbers for two of the following documents, issued at least 12 months before the first day of your classes:
• Florida Driver’s License or Florida ID
• Florida Vehicle Registration
• Florida Voter’s Registration
If you are a dependent student (you are under 24), you will need to provide documents of a parent or legal guardian (or, provide documents indicating your independence.)
If you do NOT provide two above items in the online application, you will be classified at that time as a non-resident of Florida. You may LATER provide documentation for FLORIDA resident classification for tuition purposes by mail or in-person. All documentation for Florida resident status will be verified. If you need to show more documentation, you will be notified. Visit www.spcollege.edu/residency for complete details on Florida residency for tuition purposes.
SECOND STEPS for NEW STUDENTS
... Test & Then Enroll and Pay ... EAP at Tarpon Campus: Contact a Counselor / Advisor
Contact Rania Samartzis to LOEP Test Samartzis.Rania@spcollege.edu 727–302–6551
Visit TARPON CAMPUS TO TEST. After the test, Rania or another Specialist will phone or email you to return to SPC about course placements. THEN RETURN to SPC to complete the registration process with any SPC Counselor/Advisor. After registering, submit payment (early to earn a $30 credit at SPC’s Campus Barnes & Noble bookstore!
PAYMENT details SUBMIT PAYMENT for Tuition and Fees
TWO WAYS to SUBMIT PAYMENT (choose one) Cautions: Students registered but who do not pay by the DUE DATE will lose their class seat & THEN MUST re-enroll and pay after a 72-hour waiting period. Also, if you have financial assistance (FAFSA), please visit FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE in ADMINISTRATION to ask about payments. 1) You may sign up for the Tuition Payment Plan (An Easier Way to Pay for College) https://www.spcollege.edu/paymentplan/ 2) You may pay all at once at the BUSINESS OFFICE. You will need your student number to pay by this method.
STEPS for RETURNING STUDENTS ENROLL in EAP
2 EASY STEPS Register EARLY please – GET your seat BEFORE the CLASS is FULL and CLOSED!
STEP 1: Visit any Counselor / Advisor for assistance
… OR REGISTER ONLINE with the assistance of an SPC Advisor
STEP 2: See "PAYMENT details" above to complete payment for classes.