Frequently Asked Questions


General Questions

What is dual enrollment?
Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual college interests and simultaneously earn credit toward high school graduation requirements.

What is a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement?
The Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between a school district and a post-secondary institution establishes guidelines for implementing the program for eligible students. Section 1007.271(21), F.S., mandates that a school district and the local Florida College System institution enter into an agreement. The establishment of other articulation agreements (e.g., school districts and state universities or private post-secondary institutions, colleges and private secondary schools) are optional.

I have an IEP or 504 plan with my high school and identify as a student with a disability, where can I request assistance?
For information and assistance with registering with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) please visit, https://valenciacollege.edu/students/office-for-students-with-disabilities/

 

How do I access Dual Enrollment Online New Student Orientation?
You can access instructions for completing the DE Online Orientation here: How do I access Dual Enrollment New Student Orientation? Please note: In person orientations are offered during the summer and are not required.

Must Valencia College enter into a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement with a private school?
No. Florida law requires the Florida College System institution and school district to enter into a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement. It is optional for the Florida College System institution to enter into articulation agreements with private schools.


Cost

How much does Dual Enrollment cost?
Dual enrollment students do not pay for courses. However, a fee will appear on all student accounts when they initially register for the term and will remain on the account until the public or private school is invoiced at the end of each applicable term.

Why is there a balance on my student account?
This is normal. A balance will remain on your account until the end of the term. Dual Enrollment students are not responsible for paying these fees. This balance will not cause you to be dropped from your courses.

 

Who pays for Dual Enrollment
New legislation requires schools to pay, a discounted tuition rate of $71.98, for all public and private dual enrolled students registered for approved courses. Each school is invoiced at the end of the applicable term. Application and tuition fees are waived for all homeschool dual enrollment students enrolled in approved courses. Home and private school students are responsible for their own textbooks/affiliated costs.

 
 


Textbooks Process

How can I verify what course materials I need for the courses I registered to take?
Once you have finalized your schedule, visit valenciabookstores.com, click on Textbooks and Buy Textbooks. Enter the information requested using your Student Detail Schedule (if you are registered for an online course, make sure to select Online for the Campus Term), click Add Course to List and Get Your Books.

What is the textbook process?

Campus Bookstore Update:
Per Campus Store Operations, online course material orders for Fall 2021 can be placed starting Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Students/parents/school reps will not be able to place orders for the Fall 2021 semester prior to this date.

  • Free shipping for the entire Fall semester!
  • Pickup option will be available at the West Campus Store Location
  • Physical store remains closed
  • WC building #2 Book Buyback windows will be used for online order pickups
  • Pickup option will be available beginning August 9, 2021.

 

More information can be found at the Campus Store website: https://valenciacollege.edu/students/campus-store/

Osceola County Public School Students Course Material Pickup Process:

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Visit the following link https://www.osceolaschools.net/Page/2968 for detailed instructions on how to order your course materials.
  • For any course materials related questions, please contact the Osceola School District directly.

Orange County Public School Students:

For all Orange County Public School Students: OCPS has a new process for ordering your Valencia College textbooks. Orders will not be placed using Valencia bookstores. Please contact your school or check your school’s website for more information. *If you attend a Charter School within OCPS, please see the Charter School Course Material Pick-up Process below.

Charter School Course Material Pickup Process:

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Email your designated school representative (see chart below) with the following information:
    • Attach a PDF of your Student Detailed Schedule
      • Access your Student Detailed Schedule
        • Log into your ATLAS account> Select the “Courses” tab> select the “Registration” drop down> Select “Student Detail Schedule”> Ensure that the correct term is selected> Click “submit”
      • Creating a PDF of your Student Detail Schedule
        • Once you have accessed your Student Detail Schedule, right click anywhere on the page and select Print. A print screen will then pop-up. Under the Destination, you will see a drop-down menu where you will want to choose “Save as PDF”. Once that is selected, you can select the “Save” button at the bottom of the screen. You will then be prompted to save the PDF to your computer.
      • Be sure the PDF you are attaching includes your Full Name, VID #, Course(s), Course CRN, and Campus Location(s).
    • Include your shipping Address, High School, and Home Phone Number
      • The shipping information should be the address you want course materials sent to.
      • Shipping address must include the following: house number, street, city, and zip code.
        • course materials will ship via UPS Ground. You can expect course materials within 5 business days of processing.
Charter Schools School Representatives
School Name DE Representative Name DE Representative Email
Central Florida Leadership Academy Connie Freer connie.freer@cflacademy.org
Cornerstone Charter  Academy Bailey Tindel btindel@cornerstonecharter.com
Four Corners Upper School Joseph Winters jwinters@fourcornerscharter.org
Legacy Charter School Please see instructions below.  
Orlando Science Charter Gulistan Bolat bolat@orlandoscience.org
New Dimensions High School Rada Sosa sosa@newdimensionshs.com
Saint Cloud Preparatory Academy Michele Nelson mnelson@saintcloudprep.org
Victory Charter (formerly Avant Garde) Jill Hakemian jhakemian@victorycharterschools.org
Renaissance Charter School at Poinciana Deshawn Brookshire dbrookshire@poincianacharter.org

Legacy Charter School Course Materials Pickup Process:

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Order your course materials with Valencia College Bookstore by following the instructions below.

Please Note: If you are registered at the Downtown campus, scroll down for information regarding Downtown campus bookstore ordering. You should not place orders with Valencia College Bookstore for DTC courses Order your course materials by following the instructions below:

  • Access your student detail schedule
    • Log into your ATLAS account> Select the “Courses” tab> select the “Registration” drop down> Select “Student Detail Schedule”> Ensure that the correct term is selected> Click “submit”
  • On the Student Detail Schedule page, select the text “Click here for all your course materials”
  • A list of all your course materials will populate. Add the course materials you wish to purchase by clicking on the Plus Sign (+). Select “Purchase”
  • Review items and select “Check out”
  • Sign in or create your new account. Follow all prompts and enter all information correctly and complete the payment process.
    • The shipping information should be the address you want course materials sent to
      • Select standard ground shipping.
      • Do not select next day/air shipping.
      • You can expect course materials within 5 business days

Once order has been placed, please send your receipt to your high school representative: Katie Guthrie: katie.guthrie@hopecharter.org

Legacy Charter School Course Materials Pickup Process (Downtown Campus):

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Once approved, order your course materials with the Downtown Campus Bookstore by following the instructions at the following link:  UCF Valencia College Dual Enrollment instructions
      The shipping information should be the address you want course materials sent to
      • Select standard ground shipping.
      • Do not select next day/air shipping.
      • You can expect course materials within 5 business days

Once order has been placed, please send your receipt to your high school representative: Katie Guthrie: katie.guthrie@hopecharter.org

Homeschool/FLVS/Private School Students Course Materials Pickup Process:

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Order your course materials with Valencia College Bookstore by following the instructions below.

Please Note: If you are registered at the Downtown campus, scroll down for information regarding Downtown campus bookstore ordering. You should not place orders with Valencia College Bookstore for DTC courses Order your course materials by following the instructions below:

  • Access your student detail schedule
    • Log into your ATLAS account> Select the “Courses” tab> select the “Registration” drop down> Select “Student Detail Schedule”> Ensure that the correct term is selected> Click “submit”
  • On the Student Detail Schedule page, select the text “Click here for all your course materials”
  • Follow the instructions detailed on the following website to complete your ordering process:
     Campus Store Checkout Dual Enrollment
    • All course materials and shipping fees will be paid by Valencia
    • You will not be prompted to pay any fees.
    • Do not select next day/air shipping.
    • You can expect course materials within 5 business days
    • You will keep all course materials after course completion.

Homeschool/FLVS/Private School Students Course Materials Pickup Process (Downtown Campus):

  • Finalize your Valencia schedule.
  • Order your course materials from the Downtown Campus Bookstore by following the instructions at the following link:  UCF Valencia College Dual Enrollment instructions.
    • All course materials and shipping fees will be paid by Valencia
    • You will not be prompted to pay any fees.
    • Do not select next day/air shipping.
    • You can expect course materials within 5 business days
    • You will keep all course materials after course completion.

Under normal, non-Pandemic circumstances, how do I get my textbooks?

Orange County Public School students:

  • Register for classes and print your course schedule through your atlas account.
    • You can access your detailed class schedule by logging into the Atlas → Clicking the Courses Tab → Registration → Student Detail Schedule.
  • Take your course schedule to your guidance counselor to receive a textbook voucher.
  • Take the textbook voucher and Photo ID to the Valencia Bookstore on the campus where your course is located.
  • Please Note:
    • Textbooks cannot be purchased online when using a voucher
    • Only the student can pick up textbooks; students may not designate another person to do so.
    • Textbooks can be picked up two weeks before the first day of classes and no later than two weeks after the first day of classes
    • If you fail to retrieve textbooks during this time frame, you will be held responsible for the full cost of textbooks.

Osceola County Public School students:

  • Register for classes and print your course schedule through your atlas account.
    • You can access your detailed class schedule by logging into the Atlas → Clicking the Courses Tab → Registration → Student Detail Schedule.
    • Take your course schedule to your guidance counselor to receive a signature.
    • Once signed, bring your schedule to the Osceola School District Office (803 Bill Beck Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34744) for textbook pick up.
  • Please Note:
    • Only the student can pick up textbooks; students may not designate another person to do so.
    • Textbooks can be picked up two weeks before the first day of classes and no later than two weeks after the first day of classes 
    • If you fail to retrieve textbooks during this time frame, you will be held responsible for the full cost of textbooks.
    • For more information about textbook pick-up, visit https://www.osceolaschools.net/Page/2968.

Homeschool/FLVS students:

  • Register for classes and print your course schedule through your atlas account.
    • You can access your detailed class schedule by logging into the Atlas → Clicking the Courses Tab → Registration → Student Detail Schedule.
  • To pick up your textbooks, visit the Valencia College campus bookstore associated with the courses that you are registered for with your printed Student Detail Schedule and your Valencia College ID card.
  • Please Note:
    • Only the student can pick up textbooks with the voucher; students may not designate another person to do so.
    • Textbooks can be picked up two weeks before the first day of classes and no later than two weeks after the first day of classes 
    • If you fail to retrieve textbooks during this time frame, you will be held responsible for the full cost of textbooks.
    • Textbooks will be provided by Valencia College. The provided textbooks are the property of Valencia College and must be returned to the bookstore at the end of the term.

Private School students:

  • You are responsible for purchasing textbooks and can do so via the Valencia College Bookstore

Downtown Campus Students

All Orange County Public/Charter, private and homeschool Dual Enrollment students who have registered for courses at the downtown campus (DTC) must now order their DTC textbooks via the following site: ucf-vc.bncollege.com. Specific instructions are provided below.

Orange County Public School Students:

  • After registering for courses, print your Student Detail Schedule through your atlas account and bring it to your guidance counselor.
  • Your counselor will provide you with a book voucher.
  • Place an order online at ucf-vc.bncollege.com for the books associated with courses at the DTC
    • Click “Shop Now” at the top of the page and follow the prompts
  • On the payment page select “financial aid” and input your Valencia student ID number with the preceding “V” (i.e. V03333333)
  • Email the store manager Amber Clark your county issued voucher at ucfvcbookstore@bncollege.com
    • Include your name, Valencia student ID number and phone number
  • NOTE:  Your order online will not be processed until the store manager creates your account with the information requested.  You will receive an email once your order is processed.  Your order will be available for pick-up the following day at the pop-up bookstore (at the Valencia College- UCF Downtown Campus) located in Union West, 1st floor lobby (Communication and Media Building, 500 W. Livingston Street, Orlando,  FL 32801)

Private School Students:

Private school students are responsible for the cost of textbooks. Should you decide to purchase textbooks through Valencia College, you must purchase textbooks from the campus bookstore of which your course is being held. If you are enrolled in a DTC course, please visit the following site to order your textbooks: ucf-vc.bncollege.com

Homeschool Students:

  • Place an order online at ucf-vc.bncollege.com for the books associated with courses at the DTC
  • Click “Shop Now” at the top of the page and follow the prompts
  • On the payment page select “financial aid” and input your Valencia student ID number with the preceding “V” (i.e. V03333333)
  • NOTE: Your order will be available for pick-up the following day at the pop-up bookstore (at the Valencia College- UCF Downtown Campus) located in Union West, 1st floor lobby (Communication and Media Building, 500 W. Livingston Street, Orlando,  32801)

Registration

Can I take online courses?
Yes, dual enrollment students are eligible to take online courses as well as face to face and mixed-mode courses.

Are online courses for me?
While both online courses and in-person courses provide quality education, online learning does allow for certain benefits. Online learning provides the opportunity for flexibility in course scheduling. Also, it provides the opportunity for independence as well as interaction with technology. As you consider online learning, consider the following questions:

  • How comfortable are you as it relates to time management?
  • Are you comfortable utilizing technology?
  • How would you gauge your ability to build connections in an online environment?

I've registered for classes. Where can I view and print my schedule?
You can access your detailed class schedule by logging into the Atlas → Clicking the Courses Tab → Registration → Student Detail Schedule.

Can a DE student pay their own tuition and fees in order to register for a course that is not DE approved?
No. Dual enrollment students must meet eligibility requirements to enroll in eligible courses.

 

What is the difference between "Drop" and "Withdrawal?"
Drop allows students to remove courses from their schedule without penalty if they do so prior to the drop deadline. Withdrawals remain on the student’s college transcript and count against their withdrawal allotment for Dual Enrollment participation. View the Course Registration page for dates and deadlines.

 

How many classes/credits can I take?
You can register for up to 4 courses (13 credit hours) each Fall and Spring term; and 2 courses (7 credit hours) for the Summer term.

Which Valencia courses should I take?
The purpose of dual enrollment is to prioritize meeting high school requirements while gaining college credits, simultaneously. According to the Florida Department of Education, the requirements for a high school diploma are: 4 english credits; 4 math credits; 3 science credits; 3 social science credits; 1 physical education credit; 8 elective credits; 1 fine art, speech or practical art credit; 2 world language credits (in the same language) and 1 online course. Courses offered at Valencia College will meet most of the high school requirements. Please view the Online Reference Booklet for more information and helpful resources such as the Approved Courses List and the A. A. Degree requirements.

When and where are Valencia courses offered?
Courses are offered before, during, after school hours, and also during summer break. You may take classes at any one of Valencia's campuses and, in some cases, at the high school. Ask your DE school representative if dual enrollment classes are offered at your high school campus. You can also take online courses. Please note: you are only able to take classes that last the full term of the fall and spring semesters. Please see the Course Registration page for more information.

 

How many Withdrawals are DE students allowed?
Dual Enrollment Student are allowed one withdrawal to maintain eligibility. View the Course Registration page for dates and deadlines.


Parking Permits And Student Id

Where can I get my student ID and parking pass?
Student ID's and parking permits are issued by the Security Office.

 
 

 

How much do parking permits and student IDs cost?
The parking permit for students at all Valencia College Campuses, with the exception of the downtown campus, is free. Student IDs are also free.

 
 


High School Requirements

Can I satisfy all of my HS Requirements at Valencia?
Most high school requirements can be satisfied, with the exception of World History, Algebra 1, Geometry and the Physical Education Requirement.

How many high school credits are awarded for dual enrollment courses?
All dual enrollment courses are awarded 0.5 or 1.0 credit towards high school graduation requirements. College credit is counted differently; each course will award at least 3 credits towards college graduation. Please view our Online Reference Booklet for more information.

 

How can I find out which college courses can transfer back to my high school?
We encourage you to speak with your DE school representative to discuss unmet high school requirements before meeting with a dual enrollment advisor. To further discuss college courses and how they transfer to your high school, schedule an appointment with a dual enrollment advisor. You can also view the Online Reference Booklet for more information.

 
 


Dual Enrollment After High School

Will credits earned in the Dual Enrollment program transfer to other colleges and universities?
Dual enrollment credits may be used toward a Valencia degree or transferred to any public college or university in Florida. Students who plan to transfer to a private college or to an institution in another state should contact the institution of interest to ask about their dual enrollment course transfer policies.

If I continue at Valencia after graduating from high school, do I have to re-apply?
No, you will not have to apply for admission again. You will be required to submit the following: FAFSA, Florida residency forms, change of major form and a final official high school transcript by the appropriate deadlines in order to register for courses as a degree-seeking student. Please note: You are responsible for all fees and tuition costs after high school graduation.

 

Can dual enrollment courses count toward a Bright Futures Scholarship?
Yes. Talk with your high school counselor or contact Bright Futures regarding how courses may be applied. The Bright Futures Comprehensive Table (CCT) lists all courses considered for state scholarships. Dual enrollment courses are found by scrolling to the bottom of each subject area list of courses. For each course the CCT displays the number of credits applied, its application to the different scholarship levels, and if the course is identified as "core" for admissions purposes to the State University System.

Can I take dual enrollment courses after my high school graduation date?
No, you are eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program up to the time that all high school graduation requirements are met. Additionally, dual enrollment students cannot continue enrollment once Valencia College A.A. degree requirements are met.