Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 202
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922

Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 5 PM
Closed Fridays

Phone: 321-433-7284
Fax: 321-433-7172

Email the Registrar's Office:
registrar@easternflorida.edu

Evaluation of Transcripts from Other Postsecondary Institutions

Eastern Florida accepts college credit earned at other institutions as transfer credit if the institution is regionally accredited, or the institution is accredited by an accrediting body approved by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in accordance with specific policies. The mode of delivery (online, open-entry/open-exit, or hybrid) or the term design (compressed, fast track, traditional 15-16 weeks) does not factor into credit transferability. (Per F.S. 1004.09 and Rule 6A-14.0304.)

Eastern Florida will consider each transcript and analyze credit for transfer in terms of level, content, quality, comparability and degree program relevance. Credit accepted must represent collegiate course work appropriate to the degree, with content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in Eastern Florida’s degree programs. Contact the EFSC Registrar's Office for assistance.

Transfer Credit Award:
  • Credit is awarded provided the credit earned is in an appropriate area, at an appropriate level, and a final grade of “C” or higher has been achieved.
  • Transfer credits are awarded with a “grade” of TA, TB, or TC. Courses will count in attempts and satisfy prerequisites, but will not calculate into the student’s grade point average at Eastern Florida. Courses with grades below a “C” will not normally be transferred. If transferred at the written request of the student, the earned grade (e.g. a “D”) will transfer at face value and will calculate into the student’s cumulative GPA.
  • Courses taken by Eastern Florida students as “transient” at another institution will transfer back with the earned grade (e.g. a “C”) which will transfer at face value and will calculate into the student’s cumulative GPA.
  • Credits earned at Eastern Florida are based on semester hours; therefore, all transfer work is converted to equivalent semester hours, i.e. quarter hours will be multiplied by .66 to obtain equivalent semester hours.
  • Transfer work awarded prior to January 2013 and courses without a “T” in front of the grade contribute to the cumulative GPA of the student's Eastern Florida record.
  • Credits earned at regionally-accredited institutions and non-public institutions  participating in the Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS) for which there are comparable courses or requirements at Eastern Florida are posted to the student's academic record as defined by the SCNS.
  • EFSC will consider and evaluate credits from a non-regionally accredited institution in keeping with our guidelines.
  • Credits at the upper-division college level are not generally accepted for transfer for associate degree programs. Upper-division courses are accepted for transfer toward associate degrees only if the course meets a specific lower-division requirement or is equivalent per the SCNS.
  • Credits awarded for online courses are evaluated in the same manner as face-to-face courses and the same policies for transfer apply. Also see section titled Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
  • Developmental courses in English, reading and math are not transferred. If the course was taken at a Florida College System (FCS) institution, the student’s record will be annotated so that the student can take the next level course. Out-of-state or private college developmental credit does not qualify for transfer or placement purposes. Students who transfer without a college-level English or math course must take the placement exam unless otherwise exempt.
  • Transcripts from international institutions, including those in the English language, require an official evaluation (at the expense of the student) from an external agency recommended by Eastern Florida. Students may find qualified agencies at: www.naces.org. See our “International Students web section” for more information.

All credit that is transferred to Eastern Florida will become part of the student's permanent academic record and will appear on the transcript. The credits will be applied in the most appropriate manner to the student's program of study in the areas of general electives, general education, program courses, and other academic requirements. In some cases, credit will contribute to excess hours on the student record.

Student Responsibilities for Award of Transfer Credit:
  • Student must be active and degree seeking. See the EFSC Transfer student application steps.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all transcripts from other colleges are sent to the Admissions and Records Office to complete the admissions requirement. Transcripts may be sent electronically or by paper, and they must be sent directly from the institution to Eastern Florida and must be official, final transcripts. Consideration for transfer credit will be made only from an official transcript.
  • Students are advised to submit transcripts at least six weeks before the beginning of the semester.
  • Financial aid will not be awarded until all required transcripts are on file. Check the website for financial aid deadline dates.

Students play an active role in collecting required data for evaluation and may be asked to provide documentation from the sending institution about course content, faculty credentials, textbooks or other criteria used in the evaluation process. Students who are considering transferring to Eastern Florida State College can use the Transfer Equivalency Self-Service online tool known as TESS to see how their transfer classes would articulate and apply toward a degree at EFSC.

Emails are sent to the student’s EFSC email account the evening that a transcript evaluation is completed. Students can also view the applicability of transfer work to the degree through the myGPS degree audit on their myEFSC portal.

Students may appeal a transfer decision by contacting the Office of the Registrar at registrar@easternflorida.edu. Students are advised to provide thorough and complete documentation with the appeal. The request will be reviewed by two or more members of the Office of the Registrar and appropriate faculty when necessary.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

In compliance with F.S. 1004.0961 and Rule 6A-14.0304 - Online Courses, the College offers the following guidelines regarding online courses taken prior to Eastern Florida enrollment. Eastern Florida recognizes the value of a massive open online course (MOOC) as an alternative mode of learning, especially for developing skills in reading, writing and mathematics. However, MOOCs cannot be directly transferred to the College for credit-granting purposes. Students seeking credit for a MOOC must contact the institution offering the course to complete the credit requirements at that institution. The credit would then be awarded on that institution's transcript as credit and transferred to Eastern Florida for credit-transfer consideration.

Other ways MOOCs can produce college credit are through the American Council on Education (ACE) recommendation for credit, or the MOOC may contribute to prior learning assessment credit as one of the components considered for accelerated education.

Florida Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS)

Several non-public institutions have chosen to participate in the SCNS and as such have submitted courses for number assignment. The staff of the SCNS has provided state universities and community colleges a list of eligible schools and courses, and identified the transfer practice the institutions are to use when evaluating transcripts.
The college will follow the guidelines provided by the Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS) in awarding credit for courses taken at non-public institutions participating in the SCNS. Click for a pdf about the SCNS or visit them online at: http://scns.fldoe.org/scns