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 in the process to see the how-to info for that step.

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.

View a list of EFSC Programs and their Admission Requirements

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 a convenient online application system. Note: if you are an International Transfer student,  follow the steps for International 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 the status of your completed online application / return to your in-progress online application

Step 3:  Request that your final, official transcripts from high school and all colleges you previously attended be sent to your primary campus. Click this box for details.

During the application process, you chose a primary campus as the place you would send residency documents. This primary campus is the campus where you will submit all required admissions documents, including transcripts.

Step 4:  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 5:  Complete a student orientation session.

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.

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.