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How to enroll at Eastern Florida State College

If Eastern Florida is the first college or university you will attend you’re in the right place. This means you’ve never attended another college and will seek a degree or certificate at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). You are a high school graduate, will be a high school graduate in the term you plan to enter Eastern Florida or have a state-issued GED. Eastern Florida offers a variety of degree and certificate programs designed to help you transfer to a four-year college or go directly into the workforce. Also, we offer many non-credit courses for students who simply wish to upgrade their skills.

Follow the steps below as you plan your EFSC educational career – and remember once you get through Step 2 and are accepted to EFSC, you can take care of many of the next steps simultaneously to keep the process moving forward. Click each step to reveal more information.

Steps to Enrollment

Step 1:  Explore EFSC campuses and our Degrees & Programs.

Before you even apply, you want to learn more about EFSC’s four campuses and the degrees and programs that interest you. Think about your career aspirations and how your course of study can help you achieve your goals. Our interactive Explore Your Options page will help you sort through our degrees and programs.

For a printable list of EFSC Programs and their Admission Requirements click here.

Our Career Planning & Development Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your college experience.

Step 2:  Apply for Admission and provide proof of residency.

EFSC uses an online application for all students. Check the specialized steps for International Students and for high school Dual Enrollment Students.

You can pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee online or in person. The application, in combination with the Florida Residency Guidelines, will walk you through the process and required Declaration. This same Declaration is used by non-Florida residents to declare that classification. Be sure to follow up and submit the residency supporting documents to the EFSC campus you select as your primary campus. Campus admission office addresses are on the Residency Information sheet and on our main admissions contact page.

Access Eastern Florida's online application

Access Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Declaration

Check status of your completed online application / return to your in-progress online application

Note for High School Dual Enrollment/ Early Admissions students:  Do not submit a new application for admission after you graduate high school. If you submit an online application at any time, you will be assessed a non-refundable $30 application fee. See the Steps to Enrollment for Still in High School students for the specific steps you follow.

Step 3:  Request your final, official high school transcript to be sent to your primary campus.

In completing your application, you identified your primary campus. Your primary campus is the campus where you will submit all required admissions documents, including your final, official high school transcript.

If you attended high school outside of the United States, see more information on international high school transcript evaluation.

Step 4:  Complete Assessment and Placement Testing.

To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Programs & Admissions Requirements. You can also find information about Placement Testing requirements for college credit courses in that section of our website.

If you’ve taken the SAT/ACT and your scores are less than two years old or if you’ve completed college level English and math courses with a grade of “C” or higher, have your official test score reports and/or official transcripts sent to your primary campus.

No scores or previous college? No problem. Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit testing, which you can explore at our Placement Testing website. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation. To register for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), call 321-632-1111.

Step 5:  Complete an orientation session and meet with an advisor.

Orientation is mandatory for all first time in college students, transfer students, re-admit students, non-degree students who have not earned an associate degree or higher and recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida. Click here for more on orientation.

Likewise, it’s a very good idea to meet with an Academic Advisor to review Placement Test scores, develop an educational plan, schedule classes and address other academic concerns. All degree-seeking students should meet with an advisor to develop an educational progression plan. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor every term to monitor progress. Academic advising is available in the Student Services Center on all campuses on a walk-in basis. Appointments are also available by calling 321-632-1111. Students and advisors will have more time to interact during non-peak registration times. Click here for more advising details and locations.

Step 6:  Apply for Financial Aid.

Once you’ve been accepted as an Eastern Florida student, you should start the process of applying for financial aid – and you must reapply each year. Every EFSC student should apply because the only way to find out if you’re eligible is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Explore the Financial Aid section of our site for more information about financial aid and scholarships -- and the steps for applying. 

Step 7:  Register for classes, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books.