The U.S. Embassy in my country is still currently closed. What options are available to me as a fall 2020 applicant?

We are following the status of U.S. embassy and consulate openings daily.  International students will have an option to take online courses this fall term from their home-country with the intent to take face-to-face courses in the spring term starting in January.  Applicants can also choose to defer their application to a future start date.


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.

Who can I contact with questions about applying or my application status?

Valencia College international staff members are currently working from home until at least July 31.  However, we are here to support you! You can connect with us during virtual chat hours from Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST on the international student website. We are also available on Skype @ValenciaInternational, and through email at You can stay up-to-date with information about Valencia College international students by following us on Instagram or joining our Facebook group.

Will there be an orientation for new international students?

Yes, international student orientation will be available in a virtual format. Admitted international students will receive details via email as soon as they are available.

Are you waiving application fees?

Application fees for international students have been waived until July 15, 2020.

Will the application deadline be extended?

The application deadline for the fall 2020 semester for international students currently outside of the United States has been extended from June 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. The deadline for students currently in the U.S. remains at July 15.