Dual Enrollment (DE)
Public School Students
Apr. 7 - Fall Application CLOSED
Apr. 28 - Test Score Deadline
Students attending a public school in Orange or Osceola county are eligible to participate in our Dual Enrollment program.
We encourage students to consult with their parents/legal guardians and guidance counselor to determine eligibility for the challenge of college level coursework.
Test Score Requirements
College Coaches/Counselors (CTC) Information
Associate in Arts (A.A) Degree Requirements
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At A Glance (Criteria):
- Have at least a
3.0 unweighted high school GPA for grades 6-11th; or 3.0 weighted GPA for 12th grade
- Demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing and math. (You will need to provide college-ready test scores from the PERT, ACT or SAT by the assessment scores deadline.)
- Be a resident of Orange or Osceola County and enrolled in grades 6 – 12 at a public school.
- Must maintain the minimum high school GPA (3.0), as well as adhere to Valencia’s academic standards (maintain at least a 2.0 GPA each term of enrollment). If you fall below the requirements, you are no longer eligible to continue program participation
Public School Eligibility and Admissions Checklist:
- Resident of Orange or Osceola county
- Currently attending a public school in Orange or Osceola county, grades 6-12
- Complete A Dual Enrollment Application (Free)
- Obtain parent approval (signature required on DE admissions application)
- Meet with your guidance counselor to discuss Dual Enrollment requirements and to verify your GPA is a
3.0 unweighted GPA for grades 6-11th; or 3.0 weighted GPA for 12th grade(guidance counselor signature required on DE admissions application)
- Your guidance counselor will help you to select appropriate and approved courses to ensure high school graduation requirements are met
- Submit your application to the College Transitions Counselor or Coach assigned to your high school before the application deadline of the desired term of enrollment; see your guidance counselor for more details regarding the assigned College Transitions Counselor or Coach
- A Valencia ID number (VID) will be assigned to each eligible applicant. High school students should follow up with your assigned College Transitions Counselor or Coach and check your email daily for this information
- If the PERT exam is taken at the high school or a location other than Valencia College after your initial application is submitted, you will need to inform the Assessment Center staff (via email, email@example.com), in order to have those scores retrieved from the PERT Repository and entered into the Valencia system; provide your Full Name, VID or SS#, School Name
- PERT can be taken twice at Valencia
- Your college-ready test scores for ACT/SAT must be original reports or sent electronically from College Board, www.collegeboard.org or act.org to an Assessment Center on any Valencia campus before the test score deadline in order to be processed for the desired term of enrollment;
Please allow 5 weeks for the scores to be received and processed.
- If the student does not have eligible college ready test scores on file with Valencia College at the time the application is submitted, the student will receive a weekly email reminder to submit eligible test scores. Once VC has received test scores, the student will be fully processed in 7 business days.
Accepted Student Checklist:
- Set up your Atlas account once you receive the official, acceptance letter
- Complete the mandatory Dual Enrollment New Student Orientation and Induction Process assessments (LASSI & Career Review) online via your Atlas account; allow 2 business days for results to be posted and the hold to be released from your account. You will not be able to register for courses until then.
- For all courses offered at a Valencia campus, you must register via your Atlas account; you are not eligible for developmental courses, PE skills courses, flex start (all courses must be full term/16 weeks), or courses less than 3 credits
- All course requests for classes offered at your high school must be approved and submitted by your guidance counselor. Contact your guidance counselor for more details about being added to the official course roster.
- Tuition and lab fees are waived for all DE approved courses. New legislation requires schools to pay, a discounted tuition rate of $71.98 per credit hour, for all public and private dual enrolled students registered for approved courses. Each school is invoiced for fall and spring terms; payment is due within 30 days of receipt. Courses taught by Valencia credentialed high school faculty at a public high school campus, in Orange and Osceola counties, are exempt from the tuition charges.
- Students are responsible for picking up their textbooks within the allotted (delete allotted) two-week time frame (2 weeks from the first day of the course), otherwise the student may be held responsible for the cost.
- Must maintain a 3.0 high school GPA and a 2.0 Valencia College GPA in order to continue participation in the DE program; Academic Probation, two "W"s/withdrawals, or Academic Warning with less than a 2.0 will result in dismissal from further program participation
- Permitted to register for up to 4 courses/13 credit hours for Fall and Spring terms; 2 courses/7 credit hours for Summer term
- Courses must be creditable towards successful completion of high school graduation requirements
- May not register for remedial/developmental, physical education, flex start, or less than 3 credit hour courses
- As a Dual Enrollment student, a balance will remain on your account until the end of the term. You are not responsible for the tuition balance and it will not impact your registration status.
College Coaches/Counselors (CTC)
*Public school students are required to submit their application to their CTC.
All students are required to submit and have college-ready test scores on file at Valencia College for reading, writing and math, by the deadline for the desired term of enrollment. Any combination of eligible scores (see below) will be accepted.
|Math 123 (College Algebra)
114 (Intermediate Algebra)
|Math 21 (College Algebra)
19 (Intermediate Algebra)
(Taken prior to March 1, 2016)
|Critical Reading 440
||Math 500 (College Algebra)
440 (Intermediate Algebra)
(Taken on or after March 1, 2016)
|Reading Test Score 24
||Writing Test Score 25
||Math Test Score
26.5 (College Algebra)
24 (Intermediate Algebra)