Want to Start the Next Chapter in Your Life? Start College in January

Did you know that one in four college freshmen start college in the spring semester, not the fall?

According to national data, 25 percent of first-time college students now begin classes in January, not in August.  That includes veterans and other nontraditional students — who may look at January as a time to start a new chapter in their lives. But the number also includes a growing number of high-school graduates who decided to take a semester off before starting college.

At Valencia College — which has five campuses in Orange and Osceola counties — it’s not too late to sign up for classes that start in January 2014. Registration for new students began on Nov. 1, 2013 and will continue through Dec. 13, 2013.

Concerned about where you will go after Valencia? No worries. Students who graduate from Valencia are automatically accepted to UCF through the DirectConnect to UCF program. Today, almost 25 percent of UCF grads are students who started at Valencia College.

For more information about enrolling at Valencia College, please go to http://valenciacollege.edu/admissions-records/steps.cfm