Is it necessary to quarantine 14 days before arriving to campus?

Yes, prior to taking classes on campus you will have to quarantine for 14 days. All international travelers arriving in the United States should self-quarantine before arriving to campus.

I am a student applying from Brazil (can I enter the USA)? I have my F-1 visa can I enter the country?

Entry into the United States remains suspended for foreign nationals who were present in Brazil within 14 days prior to U.S. arrival. We have the flexibility for you to you either start the spring term online or to arrive and take classes in Orlando if your conditions permit. You will have to quarantine 14 days prior to entry to the USA.

What will be the method of instruction for summer 2021?

Valencia College will be offering a mix of course formats. The majority of our courses will be offered in online formats. Online courses will be offered as both traditional online courses, in which you can access course materials and lectures at a time that works for you, as well as real-time virtual courses, which are courses that include virtual meetings during designated time periods. New international students that are arriving in the US will be required to take face to face hours. Valencia College will have courses reserved for new international students with face to face requirements.

I was unable to take a government exam such as the CXC, BGCSE or WAEC needed for U.S. college admission due to COVID-19. Can I still apply to Valencia College?

We are working with international students on a case-by-case basis if they have had delays in available test dates for examinations. To review your specific situation, please contact your international admission specialist or send an email to:

Is there any financial assistance available to new international students?

Yes, there are several scholarship opportunities available for new international students. Visit the international student scholarship page for details.