Pinellas Access to Higher Education


The Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) program is a collaborative effort between the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus and St. Petersburg College. The goal of the PATHe program is to increase the number of Pinellas County residents receiving education beyond high school.

We support Pinellas County through outreach by partnering with local schools and community organizations to provide individuals and families with up to date information on college preparation and planning. And, we support students who decide to attend college locally through our 2+2 program. Students are able to start at SPC and transfer into USF, St. Petersburg campus with the support and guidance from a PATHe Counselor until they graduate with their bachelor’s degree.

Join PATHe to achieve your ultimate goal of graduating from USF!

Earn your Associate and Bachelor’s degrees while staying in Pinellas County. Pinellas Access to Higher Education (PATHe) is a pathway for you to begin your education at St. Petersburg College (SPC) and earn an Associate of Arts degree. You will then seamlessly transition to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus to complete your undergraduate experience and earn your Bachelor’s degree.


  • PATHe counselors help you enroll at SPC and during the transition to USF St. Petersburg.
  • All courses automatically transfer from SPC to USF and fulfill bachelor’s prerequisites.
  • SPC and USF offer small class sizes and personalized attention from highly credentialed faculty at an affordable cost.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available at both SPC and USF.
  • Upon graduation from USF, you will have a highly-desirable and marketable degree from a preeminent research institution.

Get Started Today


Contact PATHe


SPC Admissions

Begin your journey by completing the application for SPC.


Do you have questions or require more information? Let us know.

Telephone: 727-873-4728