PEL students

Welcome PEL Students

In our program, students are encouraged to think critically and creatively, while faculty are dedicated to a foundation of academic excellence and personal attention to students.  In these pages, you will find a variety of resources relating to our program, including information about academics, experiential credit, career services, and financial aid an payments. Below are a few key resources.


Associate Dean Margret Skaftadottir is available for advising in the PEL office. Please make an appointment with her by calling (727)-864-8363 or emailing

Electronic Check-In & Calendar

  • Calendar. Check here for term starts, important deadlines, and events of interest. This page also contains information about add/drop, withdrawal, and refund policies. 
  • Electronic Check-in. All returning students must complete electronic check-in at the beginning of each term. Click here to learn more.


To order an official transcript, contact the Eckerd College Registrar's Office at or 727.864.8217

Testing Services

The PEL office offers CLEP, DSST, and timed writing exams to help you complete your degree requirements. Learn more here

Transfer Information

USF St. Pete, St. Pete College, USF Sarasota-Manatee, Saint Leo, and the University of Tampa have each signed teach out agreements designed to assist PEL students who need to transfer in order to complete their degrees. To learn more, click here

Writing Support

PEL Director of Writing Services Alaina Tackitt will continue to offer writing support through the summer. She can work with students in person at the PEL office in St. Pete, by email, or over the phone. Please make an appointment with her by calling (727)-864-7701 or emailing  

Upcoming Deadlines

Monday, June 26: Writing exhibits are due for summer submission. Please drop them off by 5pm in the PEL office. Note that if you are planning to graduate in August, you must submit your writing exhibit by June 26.

Monday, October 2: Writing exhibits are due for fall submission. Please drop them off by 5pm in the PEL office.

Contact Us

138 Franklin Templeton Building, Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Telephone: 727.864.8226
Fax: 727.864.8422

Summer Office Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Margret Skaftadottir
Margret Skaftadottir
Associate Dean of Faculty, PEL
Amanda Hagood

Amanda Hagood
Executive Director, PEL