Register for Classes
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.
Complete Check In
New students are required to complete the online new student orientation and participate in the on campus 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. Please follow the instructions to start the orientation process.
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 through the myISS portal. 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 works with a third party Flywire an international payment portal to pay tuition and fees from another country. This portal provides international students and their families with a safe, cost effective, and convenient method of making payments to Valencia College In foreign currencies. This portal allows you to save on bank fees and exchange rates, track your payment online from start to delivery to VC, and have access to 24/7 multilingual customer support. Click here to follow instructions for this payment method.
Valencia College also accepts cash, check, 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.