The Answer Center is where all student services activities begin (Winter Park Room 210). This is the first stop for students to submit an application, discuss financial aid, inquire about assessment and orientation, and receive basic educational advising.
A professional staff member, known as a Student Services Specialist, will meet with a student visiting the Answer Center to assist in the following areas:
- Admissions: Application, residency, and deadlines
- Financial Aid: Award information, proper documentation, and deadlines
- Transcripts: Accept and submit transcripts to Home Office; advisement from unofficial transcripts
- Graduation: Proper documentation, commencement information, and deadlines; review Degree Audits with students to verify requirements for graduation
- Referrals: Referrals are needed to access other departments; these are received from Answer Center Personnel (as necessary)
Student Development cultivates dynamic environments that build community and enhance learning. This department is your contact for Student Government Association, photo IDs, community service and involvement, leadership development activities, student clubs and organizations, campus information and programming & events. For information on how to get involved on campus or in the community, stop by Student Development in Room 200.
Office for Students with Disabilities
If you have a documented physical, emotional, or learning disability you are entitled to reasonable accommodations if you have registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD). The OSD will work with faculty and staff as needed to facilitate a smooth delivery of services. The OSD Advisor is located in Room 203.
If you need help with personal problems to be more successful in classes and to reach your educational and career goals, personal counseling and referral services are available. Please visit the Answer Center (Room 210) for a referral to a Counselor.
The college-wide director of The Honors Program holds office hours each semester at the Winter Park Campus (for specific dates and times call extension 6887). The honors counselor is available Monday through Friday to advise honor students regarding their honors track and to answer any questions from students interested in the program. Pre-registration for college-wide honors classes is also available each semester. The Honors Program Advisor's office is located in Room 203.
Career Development Services
The Career Center offers students and community residents assistance with developing a career plan. The Career Center is located in room 214 and can be accessed through the Student Services Department. There are books, videos and computers for visitors to use in researching career opportunities and job trends. Use of the Career Center is by appointment only. For more information visit the Career Center website at valenciacollege.edu/students/career-center/.
There are many scholarships available to students. There are those from the Valencia foundation and others given by various organizations and schools. A list of Websites that can be helpful in finding additional information is also available. Various information and applications can be picked up in Student Services. Additional information may be found at valenciacollege.edu/finaid/programs/scholarships.php
Many people need assistance in paying for college, and there are many ways of getting that extra help. Sources such as loans, grants, and scholarships are available to students. The application for federal grants and loans can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Visit valenciacollege.edu/finaid/ for forms, FAQs, and a FA user guide.If you have additional finacial aid questions, please visit the Answer Center (room 210) for assistance.
This service is available for students who feel they need extra help in certain courses. If you want a tutor, please visit the Math or Communications Support Center.
Contact your Winter Park Answer Center for more details at: AnswerCenterWP@valenciacollege.edu.