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Transferring to EFSC
You’re in the right section if Eastern Florida State College is not the first college or university you've attended and you now plan to seek a degree or certificate at Eastern Florida. EFSC offers the Transfer Equivalency Self-Service audit tool known as TESS so those considering a transfer to Eastern Florida can see how their transferred classes would articulate and apply toward a degree at EFSC. You can also check our guidelines for more details on how transfer credits are evaluated by EFSC's Registrar's office. Follow the steps below to apply and enroll in classes at EFSC.
Click each step to reveal the details.
Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Explore EFSC Campuses, Deadlines 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, including Eastern Florida Online programs. 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.
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.
Note: if you are an International Transfer student, follow the steps for International Students.
EFSC uses a convenient online application system. For determining residency, 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.
You can pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee online by credit card or in person by cash or check. If paying in person you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the fee by cash or check at a Campus Cashiers office.
Please note that applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to three weeks. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.
Step 3: Request that your final, official transcripts from high school and all colleges you previously attended be sent to EFSC.
During the application process, you chose a primary campus as the place you would send all required documents, including final, official high school transcripts and residency documents.
Final, official college transcripts must come directly from the sending institution.
- If the institution sends transcripts electronically, please request that they be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If the institution only sends paper transcripts, have it sent to Office of the Registrar, Eastern Florida State College, 1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922.
Note: A transcript with courses in progress is not considered a final transcript. Transcripts sent from the student will not be considered as official.
Step 4: Complete student orientation.
Orientation is mandatory for all transfer students, re-admit students and first-time students, and is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida and is done through an easy-to-use online system. Orientation should be completed before meeting with an advisor and must be completed to clear the orientation hold that prevents course registration.
Step 5: Meet with an advisor to determine whether you need Placement Testing.
As a transfer student, you may or may not need Placement Testing to assess your readiness for college.
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 from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a grade of “C” or higher, have your official test score reports and/or official transcripts sent to your primary campus. If you’ve earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, this exempts you from Placement Testing once we’ve received and verified your documentation.
An Academic Advisor can review these issues with you, plus help you develop an educational
plan, schedule classes and address other academic concerns. 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 are encouraged to meet with an
advisor every term to monitor progress.
To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Programs & Admissions Requirements. Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit pre-assessment, which you can explore at our Placement Testing website.
Step 6: Apply for Financial Aid.
Once you’ve been accepted as an Eastern Florida State College 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.
- Registering for classes online is the easiest way to go if you do not have any holds on your account. Visit the Class Schedule for current course listings. You can also register for classes in-person at any campus Advising office.
- Check out the Tuition & Fees section for information on paying fees.
- Student ID cards are available at any EFSC Campus Security Office for free by presenting your class registration and a photo ID. This ID also will be your library card and replacing a lost card costs $10.
- A Student Parking Permit is $40, plus tax – and involves a two-step process to generate a temporary permit online and then pick up the permit at your campus security office.
- Bookstores are located on all four campuses. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of each textbook required for each course offered at the institution during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore website's "Find Textbooks" page, which will include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for each required textbook or other identifying information, the title, all authors listed, publishers, edition number, copyright date and published date. Check with Financial Aid about help paying for books and check the Book Allowance availability schedule.