College Transition

LifeMap Stage

Students involved in college transition are making decisions about educational directions following high school or as a career change. Understanding the educational options available and other issues in planning for college attendance is important. A variety of Valencia College programs are designed to assist this decision making process.

Success Indicators

  • Explain why a college education is possible for you.
  • Fully engage in the enrollment process: timely completion of application, assessment, orientation, financial aid, and register for classes prior to priority deadlines.
  • Make initial choices about educational and career interests.
  • Discuss educational and career interests with advisors and others.
  • Establish a financial plan for obtaining a college education.
  • Complete assessment for appropriate placement in reading, mathematics and English.


Programs and Services

For more information about these programs, please visit Valencia College Outreach and Recruiting.

Answer Center

Valencia’s Answer Center is your place to go for questions about your educational plans, how to apply for admission or how to apply for financial aid. Visit the Answer Center on any campus for help.

Bridges to Success

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

Campus Tours

The Valencia Welcome Team gives campus tours!  Check the visit page for more information.

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

In-Person, Telephone, or email assistance regarding admission, registration or financial aid

Visit us on campus at the Answer Center.

Financial Aid

Valencia offers a wide range of financial aid programs including grants, scholarships, student loans and work study programs.

FAFSA Frenzy

Central Florida high school seniors and their parents can receive one on one help with completing their financial aid applications.

Freshman Orientation

Special new student orientation workshops designed for previous year high school graduates and their parents are held in May each year.

Career Pathways/Tech Prep

High school students enroll in career programs and earn college credit by completing specified coursework and an assessment. Articulations 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.

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Student on Winter Park Campus
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Students walking to class