College Transition Programs and Services

Answer Center
Valencia’s Answer Center is your place to go for questions about your educational plans, including the enrollment process on how to apply for admission and financial aid. Visit the Answer Center on any campus for help or click here for more information.

Bridges to Success
Mentoring, academic and financial support is provided for low income, first generation in college or minority students who are graduates of Orange or Osceola high schools.  Admission to Bridges to Success is selective.  For more information, click here.

Campus Tours
The Valencia Welcome Team gives campus tours at different campuses. Visit our website to schedule a tour.

Career Development
An important component of LifeMap is Career Development, which focuses on helping students explore and identify career goals. Explore the world of work by visiting Career Development Services.

Career Pathways (Tech Prep)
High school students enroll in career programs and earn college credit by completing specified coursework and an assessment.  Articulation agreements allow students to achieve a seamless transition from high school to college and save time and money by earning college credit while in high school.

College Night
The Central Florida community is invited to visit Valencia to meet with more than 130 other college representatives in a college fair forum during two evenings in October.

Direct Connect to UCF
Valencia has a partnership with UCF that will guarantee admission to UCF for any student who graduates with an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia.  UCF staff are located on Valencia campuses to meet with students and encourage a smooth transition.

Dual Enrollment
An opportunity for high school students with a 3.0 grade point average or higher and college-level placement scores to take college-level courses and earn both high school and college credit, free of charge. 

Enrollment Services
For telephone assistance regarding admission, registration or financial aid call 407-582-1507.

Financial Aid
Valencia offers a wide range of financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, student loans and work study programs. Click here for more information.

FAFSA Frenzy
Central Florida high school seniors and their parents can receive one on one help with completing their financial aid applications. Click here for more information.

Group Visits
Group visits are designed for schools or organizations interested in bringing a group of eight or more people to learn more about Valencia College.  Topics may include: planning for college, how to enroll, financial aid, and will be followed by a campus tour experience.  If you are interested in requesting a group visit. Visit our website for more information.  

High School Visits
During the fall and spring of the academic year, Valencia Coordinators will visit with high school juniors and seniors to share enrollment information.

Learning in Community (LinC)
Valencia College offers a variety of learning communities for students to participate in. Some of the most popular models include REACH, CAMINO, First 30, and LinC. Learning communities are regarded as a High Impact Educational Practices and have shown to increase student's retention and success in college. The key goals for learning communities are to encourage integration of learning across courses and to involve students with "big questions" that matter beyond the classroom (AAC&U, 2008). Students often build stronger bonds with their peers, including classmates, faculty and staff at the college because they spend more time together. Click here to learn more.

New Student Orientation (NSO)
Before registering for classes, all degree-seeking students (freshmen and transfer) are required to attend an Orientation session. Sessions fill up fast, so be sure to sign up and attend early!

Valencia College Previews

The College Transition team encourages interested students or community groups to visit Valencia for a presentation and a campus tour.  To schedule a Valencia Preview, visit our website.