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Steps to Enroll

During your first few days in Orlando, you will be very busy getting settled into your housing, taking the placement test, attending orientation and getting prepared for your courses. Below is a list of enrollment steps you will need to complete before attending classes.

Meet with an Advisor (Check in)

International students should arrive to the U.S. by the suggested date on your acceptance letter. Once you are settled in, please visit the International Student Services office before orientation so that we can make copies of all of your immigration documents and guide you with your arrival checklist.

Attend Orientation

New students are required to participate in an orientation session which includes information related to immigration, college services and academic advising. Students generally register for classes during the orientation through your online Atlas account. Students will receive an email communication from International Student Services regarding orientation dates in advance of the start of the semester. Please bring all of your immigration related documents to the orientation.

Purchase Health Insurance

All international students are required to purchase health insurance coverage through Valencia College. The current provider is United Healthcare Insurance Company. The health insurance fees can be paid at the Business Office on campus. Students can generally pay for the full academic year or divide the cost into two payments (Fall and Spring/Summer). Insurance will need to be purchased before being allowed to register for classes in an upcoming semester.

Pay tuition and fees

Valencia College accepts cash, check, wire transfer, money order or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit cards for tuition and fee payments. Course payments are due after registration to the Business Office by the college payment deadlines. International students also have an option to pay for courses through the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP). The TIP plan allows students to pay for tuition and book expenses over a period of time rather than one single full payment during the first few weeks of school.