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What is the Valencia College calendar this year?

I submitted my application to that college and I was accepted. Now I need to know the most important dates of the Valencia College calendar, such as the college semester dates. I am interested in knowing the date of the end of the college semester at Valencia to work during my holidays.

Kristi Hammond

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Ralph Lopez on August 17, 2018

It is very important to get familiar with the calendar of your college or university, and in this particular case the calendar of Valencia College, because it will help you set your pace while you study at that educational institution.

This year, the dates of college semester are the following: day and evening classes will start on August 27th and the classes will finish on December 9th. However, the summer term will finish on December 16th, exactly after the final exams week that will start on December 10th, 2018.

Therefore, after December 16th you will be free to enjoy your Christmas holidays or work as you are planning to do it. It is a very good idea since looking for a job while you are still in college will make you more aware of the job market that awaits you after you graduate. Furthermore, it is important to start adding some work experience to your CV because it is highly taken into account by employers and it can also be useful when applying to follow postgraduate studies if the job that you take is related to the career that you want to pursue.

Needless to say, a financial aid always comes in handy for the payment of college fees and personal expenses. However, remember that classes will start again on January 7th, 2019 and they will run until April 20th, 2019 ( http://valenciacollege.edu/calendar/documents/Important-Dates-Calendar-2018-2019.pdf ).

Although working during the holidays is a good way to get experience, as well as to get some useful amount of money, do not be tempted to keep working beyond the Christmas break. Missing classes is the worst thing that a student can do. It will be hard for you to catch up even if you only miss some lectures at the beginning of the semester at college and even if you borrow class notes from a classmate afterward.

A better option for you would be to work during the spring break. The spring term at Valencia will end on April 28th, 2019. Take a look regularly at the academic calendar to check if there is any change.

Caroline Campbell7 months ago

I also think that it is important to get familiar with the calendar of your college or university because if you know all the activities that your higher education institution organizes and the dates of college semester, it will be easier for you to get used to the student life on campus, especially if you are starting college. I am in my second year at college and I always check the academic calendar and the college website for important dates or deadlines. So far there has been no single change of date, but I agree that it is better to check often just in case. It would be awful to miss your final examinations or, even worse, miss a fee payment deadline because you did not see the calendar. You can also find there several social and cultural activities that may be nice and that you may want to attend.  

Jeffrey Rodriguez7 months ago

I know those dates and others from the Valencia College calendar because that is the college I attend. I already lived in Orlando, so I did not have to leave my sunshine state to follow higher education. I also think that missing classes would be a mistake, but studying at Valencia is great, and I am sure that you won’t want to skip classes once that you start studying there. You can consult the academic calendar to know the college semester dates and it has also many other important dates.  


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