Home Education Students

All home education students must reside in Orange or Osceola county and be enrolled in an Orange or Osceola County home education program. Home education students must meet admission criteria and maintain program eligibility to participate in Dual Enrollment.

Home education students must provide the required documentation from Orange or Osceola County on formal letterhead at the time of submitting the dual enrollment application. Any other documentation other than the district specific documentation will not be accepted.

Obtaining required district documentation:
  • Orange County: Request a letter of verification on formal letterhead from the Orange County Home Education Office via email to homeeducation@ocps.net with the subject line 'Letter of Verification-Dual Enrollment.'
  • Osceola County: Request status letter on formal letterhead from the Osceola County Home Education office by calling 407-870-4847.

All home education students participating in dual enrollment are required to submit a home education articulation agreement before the start of each school year. The home education articulation agreement will be sent to the students' Atlas email with instructions and the deadline to submit agreement to the Dual Enrollment Office.

Maintaining Eligibility for Dual Enrollment

Valencia College Academic Standards

Good Standing

Maintaining a Valencia GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Academic Warning

If your Valencia term GPA falls below 2.0, you will be placed on academic warning. To be removed from academic warning at the end of the next term, you must achieve a minimum term and cumulative GPA of 2.0. 

  • You may only retake courses that were completed with a D, F, or W for grade forgiveness.
  • Please advise third attempts for Dual Enrollment courses are not permitted.
  • Dual Enrollment students are permitted to withdraw from one class during program participation. Stay familiar with academic calendar for the drop and withdrawal deadlines for each term.
  • We're here to help! Tutoring services, counseling services, and additional learning support resources are available to Dual Enrollment students with no cost!

Academic Probation

If your Valencia term GPA falls below 2.0 for two successive terms, you will be placed on academic probation resulting ineligibility to continue in the Dual Enrollment program. You may return to Valencia to pursue your educational goals after high school graduation.

High School Academic Standards

If your high school cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0, your Dual Enrollment participation will be temporarily suspended. Your school counselor must notify the Dual Enrollment Office when your unweighted high school GPA returns to a 3.0 or higher to be reinstated.

Schedule an appointment with your school's assigned Dual Enrollment Coordinator for course selection, scheduling, and academic success strategies. 

Spring 2025 Dates
  •  Application Available:
    Tuesday, September 3, 2024
  •  Application Deadline:
    Thursday, October 3, 2024
  •  Assessment Score Deadline:
    Friday, November 8, 2024
Dual Enrollment Student Guide

Dual Enrollment (DE) students guide to free support services and academic success strategies to make the most of your dual enrollment experience!

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Have you already earned college credit that could be applied to your AA degree?
This link will direct you to Valencia College’s catalog page which details the alternative credits the college accepts.