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5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Class sizes are perfect. I enjoy having smaller class sizes.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: In Valencia you choose your own classes so it fits your schedule. As well its very easy to transfer from one college to another.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have had the opportunity to flex my classes based on my schedule. The classes are widely available online and in class which is convenient for many. The only frustration that they don't have more locations outside of Orlando.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The teachers are very helpful and flexible with their schedules. However, if you need to meet with an advisor its an extremely long wait. I've had a lot of difficulty with transferring my credits from my high school to my college. The biggest issue i've had is that nobody seems to anything about any other area. For example, I went to the answer center to find out "why i couldn't get financial aid for the full summer term?" And the lady told me that I had to take the "b" term in order to get financial aid. So, I asked when the deadline for the payment of "b" term was and she told me it wasn't the same as for "a" term, but then I got dropped from the courses I signed up for because she was wrong. Also, the business office can`t answer any questions about financial aid.

3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: The classes available are variable, from any time of day and even being online. So they are really trying to work with any life schedule a person may have.

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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 590 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 435 responses

  • 51% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.
  • 3% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 10% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 34% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 2% They are not flexible at all.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 434 responses

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

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 434 responses

  • 76% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.
  • 21% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 3% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 434 responses

  • 51% Yes
  • 8% No
  • 41% Non-applicable

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