Valencia has a rolling admissions process, meaning you can submit an application at any time. However, to start classes by a specific term, you should complete and submit your application by the Application Priority Deadline for that term.
Yes, Valencia requires all degree-seeking students to take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) to determine your initial placement in English, reading and math courses. Tests are administered for free on a walk-in basis at any Valencia assessment office. It is important to prepare for this test, as it will determine whether or not you have to take developmental courses, which are not for credit.
Yes, there are two ways to be exempt from entry testing:
Yes, Valencia honors college credits received any of these ways.
Yes. You may gain credit in certain specified courses through examinations of the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) from the College Board. The CLEP Examinations are administered via computer Monday through Friday on Valencia’s campuses. To take the test at Valencia, you must have already been accepted for admission.
Yes, if you have completed the GED through a state department of education, have been issued a high school equivalency diploma, and submit an official state-issued score report to Valencia, you may be enroll as a degree-seeking student.
To be considered a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you must provide documentation proving that you (or your parent or legal guardian) have resided in Florida for the past 12 consecutive months.
Student services specialists are available in the Answer Center on any campus. They can provide information about admissions requirements, residency requirements, and privacy rights of students and classification of students.
Once admitted, you will be invited to join Atlas, our online web portal, where we chat and interact with you by sharing Valencia information necessary to complete the enrollment process and design your educational path.
There is a $35.00 application fee. Dual Enrollment students cannot apply online and should visit the Dual Enrollment website for application instructions.
Previous Valencia students who have applied to enroll in credit courses but have not taken classes here in the past two (2) years will need to reapply for admission and pay the $35.00 readmission fee.
New admissions applications will be processed within three to five (3-5) business days of receipt. However, between November 1 to January 15, July 1 to August 31, and April 1 to May 15, it may take additional time for your admissions application to be processed due to the large number received.
New Student Orientation is mandatory. You must complete entry testing prior to participating in New Student Orientation. At orientation you will review the degree programs offered at Valencia, degree requirements, policies and procedures of the college and how your placement test impacts your first term course selection. You will also meet with an Educational Advisor to develop an education plan and select classes.
Visit our International Student Services page for specific information.