How to Apply for EFSC Cosmetology Program

The cosmetology program is a limited access program. Applicants for the Cosmetology, Facial & Nail Specialty programs are evaluated for admission based upon the Admission Criteria and Point System explained on these pages. For selection you must satisfy program entrance requirements. The annual application deadline is June 10 for an August start date. For questions about the application process contact Program Specialist Kendra Hart at 321-433-7549 or via email at

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Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete the application for admission to Eastern Florida State College prior to program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available on any of the campuses or it's easiest to apply online.

NOTE: You must only apply to EFSC for general admission if you are not currently enrolled with the College. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Submit Transcripts & Letter of Recommendation

Submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation (not to exceed three).

Transcripts: ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:
College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

a. Transfer students: Request all previous schools to send an official copy of all transcripts to the EFSC Admission's Office.

b. International students: If you attended high school and/or college in a country other than the United States, when you submit your transcripts you must speak to the International Student Service Advisor to determine any further steps that must be taken to determine your grade point average and transfer credits.

Complete Application for Cosmetology Program

Submit an Application for Cosmetology Program, which is available online, before the June 10 application deadline. If you need assistance with this application or cannot apply online, contact the program specialist.

This application must be properly submitted by the program's application deadline June 10 after you have become an EFSC student. If pursuing multiple programs within Cosmetology department, student is required to submit a separate application packet for each desired program.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each and every college transcript is required with the program application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed at

Take the TABE Test

Take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and submit the scores to Program Specialist Kendra Hart, Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 20, Room 124-B, 321-433-7549 or via email at This exam is for program admission points rather than for remediation purposes. TABE must have been taken within the last TWO [2] years. If you qualify for TABE exemption, please submit documentation from the testing office.

Post-Acceptance Requirement

Post-acceptance requirements include level 1 background check and drug-screening (cost paid by student).