You’re Valencia College material. A scholar who wants a degree for about half the cost of a state university. A hard worker who wants to start a career in just weeks through accelerated certification. A student who needs flexible classes—with convenient locations close to home and work, and at times that fit your schedule.
If you have a high school or GED diploma, you’re accepted at Valencia College. To be admitted, just submit your admissions application and official academic transcript(s) to the Admissions and Records Office. Don’t have your high school or GED diploma? You may still be admitted as a provisional non-degree-seeking student.
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Check out the information below to find out what type of student you are. From there, you'll be able to learn more about the admissions process and requirements to getting started at the college.
If you're interested in applying to Valencia College as a new student seeking an associate degree, follow the "Steps to Enroll" checklist to guide you from admission through your first day of classes. Live in Florida? Don't forget to fill out the form Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes for lower tuition rates.
Some programs may have additional admission requirements, including:
Not from around here? If you currently live abroad and are looking to study in the U.S., we have more than 100 programs available to international students. Learn more about application requirements and admission deadlines.
If you’re “unpausing” your education after a two or more year break, were admitted to Valencia College but never took classes or are transferring from another college, complete your application as a returning/transfer student.
Looking to continue your education beyond an associate degree? We offer four-year degree programs in health care, business, engineering and more. Learn about our baccalaureate programs available and find out how to apply.
Apply for admission and financial aid
Create your Atlas account
Complete online and on-campus orientation
Register for classes and pay tuition and fees
Get your student identification card and parking decal
Buy your books and go to class
If you live in state, you could be eligible for Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes and pay a much lower tuition rate. Review and submit necessary documentation prior to the deadline. Please note, if you do not meet the deadline, your residency will be processed for the next available term.
Request official transcripts through your Atlas account. There’s a $3 fee for each official transcript that you request. Please note that transcripts are sent by mail only. We do not have an option for in-person pickup and are unable to send them via email or fax.
If you’re completing an application to attend Valencia College, you’ll need to submit your high school or GED diploma, or college transcripts to the Admissions and Records Office. Please note that all transcripts must be in a sealed, original envelope. Any opened transcripts are considered unofficial and will not be accepted.
We can assist you with a variety of student records needs—whether you're a current student who's interested in changing your major program or an employer looking to verify an individual's enrollment at the college or an earned degree.
You can complete a Change of Program/Major Form through your Atlas account. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Students tab and navigate to Student Forms. From there, click on Admissions and Records. After filling out the form and signing it, you can drop it by any campus Answer Center or mail it.
If you’re a current student at the college, you can verify your enrollment at the Admissions and Records Office on campus. For individuals looking to verify a student’s enrollment status, you can obtain immediate and affordable online support through EnrollmentVerify. Please note: Current term enrollment verifications will not be available until approximately five business days after the drop/refund deadline, which can be found on the important dates and deadlines calendar.
Confirm a Valencia College student’s degree or attendance through DegreeVerify—an instant, online tool through the National Student Clearinghouse. Please note: Valencia College submits degree information to the clearinghouse once per term.
Federal statutes require colleges to protect the privacy rights of student records. Valencia College does not fax documents to institutions, agencies, or individuals because documents transmitted utilizing fax technology cannot be secured. Additionally, most institutions do not consider documents sent to them via fax as official records.