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Dual Enrollment (DE)

Public School Students

Fall 2018 Dates:
Application Opens: Monday, 2/26
Application Deadline: Friday, 4/6
Test Score Deadline Extended: Friday, 4/27

Students attending a public school in Orange or Osceola county are eligible to participate in Valencia's Dual Enrollment program. We encourage students to consult with their parents/legal guardians and Dual Enrollment school representative 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):

  • Be a resident of Orange/Osceola County and enrolled in grades 6 - 12 at a public school at the time of application.
  • 3.0 unweighted high school GPA for grades 6-11th at the time of application; or 3.0 weighted GPA for 12th grade at the time of application. Middle school students must have a high school level GPA.
  • Demonstrate college readiness in reading, writing, and math via the PERT, ACT and/or SAT by the test score deadline. We accept any combination of scores. Orange County Public/Charter School students (OCPS) ONLY: Demonstrate college readiness in reading and writing/english OR math by the test score deadline. PERT, ACT, SAT, grade 10 FSA and/or Algebra 1 EOC scores will be accepted. We accept any combination of scores. See Test Score Requirements section below for more information.

 

Public School Eligibility and Application Checklist:

  • Be a resident of Orange/Osceola county who is currently attending a public school in Orange/Osceola county; grades 6-12 at the time of application.
  • Complete a free Dual Enrollment application upon parent/legal guardian’s approval. You will only complete General Information and Parent/Guardian and Student Signatures sections; you will not complete the Counselor Information section.
  • Meet with your Dual Enrollment school representative to discuss DE requirements and to verify your GPA. Your assigned DE school representative will complete the Counselor Information section on the Dual Enrollment application.
  • Submit your application to the Dual Enrollment school representative assigned to your high school before the application deadline of the desired term of enrollment.
  • A Valencia ID number (VID) will be sent via email to each eligible applicant. Check your email daily for this information and contact your assigned DE school representative for any questions. Previous Dual Enrollment applicants will not receive this email since the VID remains the same.

Submitting Test Scores:

  • ACT: you are responsible for logging into your ACT account and requesting for your test scores to be sent to Valencia College. ACT scores are not valid until received and processed by Valencia College and this process takes five weeks.
  • SAT: you are responsible for logging into your SAT account and requesting for your test scores to be sent to Valencia College. SAT scores are not valid until received and processed by Valencia College and this process takes five weeks.
  • PERT exam taken at the high school before submitting DE application: you are responsible for notifying your assigned DE school representative; they will indicate your PERT scores on the Counselor Information section of the DE application.
  • PERT exam taken at the high school after submitting DE application: you are responsible for completing the PERT Scores Request Form in order to have those scores retrieved from the PERT Repository and entered into the Valencia system; this process takes 24 hours.
  • Grade 10 FSA/Algebra 1 EOC (Orange County Public/Charter School students ONLY): you are responsible for notifying your assigned DE school representative; they will indicate your FSA and/or EOC scores on the Counselor Information section of the DE application.

If you have not taken any of the above mentioned exams, the PERT can be taken a maximum of three times at Valencia within a two-year period. You must have a federally issued picture ID (i.e. driver’s license or passport) and VID number in order to take the PERT at Valencia. If you do not havea state or federally issued form of ID, an original birth certificate or social security card along with a school ID can be accepted. The first time taking the PERT will be free of cost; each re-take will have a cost of $10 per section. It is your responsibility to submit eligible test scores by the test score deadline. Please review the Assessment website before coming in for testing.

Accepted Student Checklist:

  • Set up your Atlas account once you receive the official Dual Enrollment acceptance letter via USPS mail.
  • Complete the mandatory Dual Enrollment New Student Orientation via your Atlas account. You will not be able to register for courses until the online orientation is complete.
  • Register for classes via your Atlas account. If you plan to take DE courses offered at your high school, contact your DE school representative to register for these courses. For all courses offered at a Valencia campus, you must register via your Atlas account. Read the details about registering for Valencia courses on the Dual Enrollment Course Registration page.
  • Tuition and lab fees are waived for all DE approved courses. You are not responsible any tuition balance.
  • You are responsible for picking up textbooks within the allotted two-week time frame (2 weeks from the first day of the course), otherwise you may be held responsible for the cost. For more information on textbooks, visit the “What about textbooks?” question.

 

Important Reminders:

  • You must maintain a 3.0 high school GPA and a minimum 2.0 Valencia College GPA in order to continue participating in the DE program. Academic Probation (two "W"s/withdrawals OR two consecutive terms with a Valencia College GPA below 2.0) will result in dismissal from DE program.
  • You are eligible to register for up to 4 courses/13 credit hours for Fall and Spring terms; 2 courses/7 credit hours for Summer term.
  • 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.
  • Your DE school representative will help you select appropriate and approved courses to ensure high school graduation requirements are met. After meeting with your DE school representative, you can book an appointment with a DE advisor to select Valencia courses that will meet your high school requirements.

College Coaches/Counselors (CTC)

*Orange County Public/Charter school students are required to submit their application to their CTC.

Orange County

Linda Constantino           

Linda.Constantino@ocps.net

  • East River High School
  • Timber Creek High School
  • University High School
  • Winter Park High School

Renee Hudson           

Renee.Hudson@ocps.net

  • Ocoee High School
  • Olympia High School
  • West Orange High School
  • Windermere High School

Latashia Joseph Edwards

Latashia.Edwards@ocps.net

  • Colonial High School
  • Cypress Creek High School
  • Lake Nona High School
  • Oak Ridge High School

Susan Robbins           

Susan.Robbins@ocps.net

  • Apopka High School
  • Edgewater High School
  • Evans High School
  • Wekiva High School

Nicole Gurley

Nicole.Gurley@ocps.net

  • Boone High School
  • Dr. Phillips High School
  • Freedom High School
  • Jones High School

All Dual Enrollment applicants are required to have college-ready test scores on file at Valencia College by the deadline for the desired term of enrollment. Any combination of eligible scores (see below) will be accepted.

Test Score Requirements

PERT

Reading: 106
Writing: 103
Math:  114 (Intermediate Algebra)
123 (College Algebra)

SAT

Reading: 24
Writing: 25
Math: 24 (Intermediate Algebra)
26.5 (College Algebra)

ACT

Reading: 19
English: 17
Math:  19 (Intermediate Algebra)
21 (College Algebra)

Only Orange County Public and Charter Schools
Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) Grade 10 FSA: 3 or higher
End Of Course (EOC) Algebra I EOC: 3 or higher
PERT Math: 96
(Intro Statistical Reasoning or College Mathematics)

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407-582-1600
dualenrollment@valenciacollege.edu
Monday - Thursday: 8AM to 5PM
Friday: 9AM to 12PM


East Campus
Building 5 Room 211
407-582-1600
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Osceola Campus
Building 3, Suite 103
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West Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Suite 146
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