International F-1 Enrollment at Eastern Florida State College
If you are a citizen of a foreign country and would like to study as a non-immigrant student in the United States you will need a student (F-1) visa. This web page details application steps for prospective F-1 students only. If you currently hold a different non-immigrant Visa status, click here for information about how to enroll as a non-immigrant.
Click steps for details
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 program choices. You can also review a full list of our Degree and Certificate programs.
It's important to review the admission requirements for each program as well since some are limited access and may require an additional application.
Step 2: Apply for admission
International students who wish to apply to EFSC must complete the online application
and pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee.
Apply Now: Online EFSC Application
Step 3: Submit documentation that you have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and any U.S. college transcripts
Submit official secondary school transcripts (academic records), graduation certificate,
and/or exam results (if applicable). See more information on international high school transcript evaluation. All documents not in English must be submitted with certified English translations.
For English translation, you can use any official service in your home country or
translation services in Florida.
Please see our document requirements by country list for more information. If your country is not listed or you have questions regarding documentation requirements, please contact email@example.com.
Also submit Official College Transcript(s) for all U.S. regionally accredited colleges or universities you have attended prior to EFSC.
**International (Non-U.S.) College Transcripts (optional) - Students who have completed
college level coursework in other countries are not required to submit transcripts.
However, in order to receive credit from an international post-secondary institution
evaluated for transfer to EFSC, students must submit an original course-by-course
evaluation completed by a member organization of the National Association of Credential
Evaluation Services (www.naces.org)
Step 4: Provide proof of English proficiency
If English is NOT your native language, you must meet one of the following:
- An official TOEFL score of 61 or higher (IELTS bandwidth of 5.5 or higher is accepted in place of TOEFL).
- Students from Japan may substitute the STEP Grade 2A or higher for TOEFL.
- Graduation from a U.S. high school with official, high school transcript indicating receipt of a standard high school diploma.
- Transfer from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university with successful completion of college-level English Composition with a grade of "C" or better.
- Student has successfully completed Level 6 Writing, Level 6 Grammar, Level 6 Reading and Level 6 Listening/Speaking with EFSC's Intensive English Program.
If your English Proficiency is not high enough to participate in Academic degree programs, a viable option is to apply for Eastern Florida's Intensive English Non-Credit Program. This six-level program of courses prepares non-native speakers for University study and professional programs.
All students entering college in the state of Florida are required to take a placement test for English, reading and mathematics, regardless of the TOEFL score. Placement in English and mathematics classes will be determined by test results.
Step 5: If transferring from a college or university within the U.S.
Step 6: Submit I-20 Request Form and Proof of Financial Support
Download, complete, print and return the I-20 Request Form along with the required financial support documentation to EFSC International Student
Services. The form contains information on where to mail or email the completed form
and supporting documents.
Note: Tuition and living expenses are approximately $22,426 for 11 months of study Funds must be accessible, collateral may not be used.
Once you have received your letter of acceptance with your I-20 Document you will be required to pay a SEVIS fee and make a visa interview appointment. Click here to view more information about the next steps in the I-20 and SEVIS process.
For Prospective F-1 Visa Students
|Term||Outside the U.S.||Inside the U.S.|
|June 15||July 15|
|Oct. 15||Nov. 15|
|Feb. 15||Apr. 15|
The application deadline is the date the online application AND all supporting documents must be received by the College in order to process your admission for the desired term. Applications received after the deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information
International Student Services (ISS)
Maria Butler, Admissions Specialist
Office Hours by Campus
Cocoa: Building 11, Second Floor
Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Melbourne: Building 1, 122
Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Palm Bay: Building 1, 112A
Tuesday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM
Titusville: Building 1
Call 321-433-7341 for appointment