Academic Flexibility

Location
Orlando, FL
Undergrads
16,998
Tuition (in-state)
$9,005 ($2,378)
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3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: School has been very convenient for me, I love the time frame in which my classes are in.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Valencia College is a great school for anyone to start their college career. The teachers are flexible, administrators, Tudors, ect.

5 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Transferring was great, I did everything they told me to do.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Financial aid office made transferring the biggest hassle ever. Avoid dealing with them at all costs

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I love that I can pick any time for my classes to be. I always get the perfect schedule and everything works out great. I love the system they have and that there are so many options to choose from for class times and days.

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  • 1516th
    Most Flexible Class Schedules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Junie Joseph
Hometown
Orlando Florida
Major
Political Science
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Valencia has a great academic team working year-round to ensure that available classes fit students' schedules. Classes start as early as 7 a.m. and end as late as 10:15 p.m. There are also weekend classes available, depending on your program of study.

To help boost your chances of getting the classes you want, it's important to register early. Some of the more popular introductory classes fill up quickly. Also, many of the higher-level courses only have a few sections, meaning there are fewer spots available. Think of it like supply and demand; when there are fewer classes on the same subject, then the courses are in high demand. On a brighter note, Valencia is always expanding. This means they add new buildings, classrooms, and options for students every semester.

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
6 credits
Average Credits Per Course
3
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
2 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
16 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
8 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
AP and IB test scores might be transferable for credits.
Academic/Testing Requirements
Students must submit ACT or SAT scores, and some must take a College Placement Entrance Exam.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Most credits from Valencia are transferable to other institutions, even private and public schools out of state.
Typical Session Length
There is usually three hours of lecture time per class per week. This can be broken into two shorter classes or one three-hour lecture.
Class Style & Structure
Most lectures are an open discussion forum.
Course Registration Process
It's important to register early to ensure your spot in a class. Registration at the Atlas Lab on campus can be a hassle because there might not be enough computers available at any given time.
Did You Know?
Valencia Community College is in a collegiate agreement with the University of Central Florida. Thanks to DirectConnect to UCF, all students and alumni of Valencia Community College have exclusive access to UCF.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 564 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 406 responses

  • 1% They are not flexible at all.
  • 35% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 10% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 3% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 50% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 406 responses

  • 50% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 6% None of my credits transferred.
  • 6% They only replaced electives.
  • 8% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 29% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 406 responses

  • 3% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 20% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 76% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 406 responses

  • 39% Non-applicable
  • 8% No
  • 52% Yes

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