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EARLY ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE for the 2019-20 school year: Thursday, April
Spend your Senior year as a full-time student at Eastern Florida State College through EFSC's Early Admission Program. Early Admission is a form of Dual Enrollment. The credits you earn will count toward both a college degree and a high school diploma.
The College does not charge participants tuition and certain fees. Students, therefore, are able to complete a full year of college at minimal cost by enrolling in five EFSC courses in both the fall and spring terms. At a minimum, students must enroll in four courses totaling 12 credit hours each term in order to remain in the program.
Public school students receive required textbooks and access codes from their high school. Private school students are responsible for purchasing required instructional materials. In accordance with Florida Statutes, EFSC loans required instructional materials to home school students.
While Early Admission students must take all of their courses at the College, they remain eligible to participate in high school clubs and athletics and to attend all high school graduation activities. Many participants are also involved in College clubs and organizations, such as the Student Government Association or Phi Theta Kappa. Upon completion of the academic year, early admission students are no longer eligible for Dual Enrollment.
Public school applicants for Early Admission must be in 11th grade and on track to have completed all required subject-area courses for graduation by Monday, August 5, 2019, with the exception of up to one high school credit each in English, Science, Social Studies and Math and a .5 credit in Performing Arts. Participants must complete these requirements while in Early Admission by dual enrolling in equivalent college courses at Eastern Florida.
Home education and private school students must be entering their final year of high school and have their school's approval to participate.
To be considered for Early Admission, students must have completed the EFSC admissions process and received their acceptance letter before submitting an Early Admission Application. Additional eligibility criteria include:
- Passing placement test scores in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics
- An unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0
- Meeting the Early Admission application deadline of Thursday, April 18, 2019
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How to Apply for Early Admission
EFSC delivers Early Admission application packets to each Brevard County public high school guidance office during the week of February 11. Each packet contains the application paperwork and a letter of instruction. Public school students may request an application packet from their high school guidance office.
Early Admission application packets are also available at the Welcome Desk in the
registration area on each EFSC campus or may be obtained by calling the EFSC dual
enrollment program office at 321-433-7152 or emailing the EFSC Dual Enrollment Program
Assistant, Donna Binninger at
Early Admission students must register in person. An advisor can help you plan your coursework toward meeting high school graduation requirements and your postsecondary goals.
Participants must register for at least four courses equaling 12 credit hours or more each term and earn sufficient credits at the college to meet high school graduation requirements. Course co-requisites, such as a Chemistry Lab, do not count toward meeting the four course minimum.
Brevard public school students may not register for more than five courses each term unless they have an unweighted high school GPA of at least 3.5 and the permission of their high school.