Entry Testing & Placement and Mandatory Courses
Valencia wants you to be successful in accomplishing your educational goals. To evaluate your level of preparation and to assist you in making the best decisions for your career path, we require a few reviews and/or assessments before you register for classes.
All students are required to take the following self-exploration reviews:
- Mini Learning and Study Strategies Inventory
- Career Review
Some students may also be required to take the following:
- Post Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) for degree seeking students (see Exemptions to Requirements for taking the PERT)
- ACCUPLACER ESL (LOEP) for degree seeking students who are English Language Learners
Before coming to the Assessment Center, please be sure to create your Atlas username and password.
Entry testing is available on each campus Monday through Friday. Hours may vary during the year. Students must arrive at least 2.5-3 hours prior to closing time to assure that full testing can be done on the same day. For additional information about hours and ID requirements for testing, please visit valenciacollege.edu/assessments.
Building 5, Room 237
Lake Nona Campus
Building 1, Room 206
Building 4, Rooms 248-250
Building 1, Rooms 325
Student Services Building, Room 171
Winter Park Campus
Building 1, Room 104