Preparing to Graduate

Don't Forget to Apply by October 18, 2018!

Fall 2018 Candidates: it's time to apply to graduate and we don't want you to miss out on any of the perks or have to pay a late fee.

October 18th is the last day to apply and:

• Receive a ticket voucher, if you said ‘Yes’ to participating in the Commencement Ceremony
• Have your name appear in the Commencement Booklet
• Avoid the late fee of $20 per application.

Applying Online is the easiest way to apply so do it today!

Degrees are not conferred until the end of the term and upon verification that all requirements have been met. Students are responsible for determining that they've met all graduation requirements and have no outstanding financial obligations to the College.

Students who meet all graduation requirements for any degree or certificate program must apply to graduate to receive their Eastern Florida State College degree, whether or not they plan to attend the commencement exercises.

EFSC holds two commencement ceremonies each year at the Melbourne Campus King Center, at the end of the fall and spring terms. Summer graduates are invited to walk in the fall ceremony. Be sure to review ceremony information, including information about EFSC's guest ticket process.

Congratulations To Our Summer Graduates!
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Diplomas were mailed to the address on file via the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday, September 13, 2018 for all summer term graduates (including early summer) who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations.

Please note that diplomas are sent to our graduates each term to the address on file within 4-6 business weeks after the term's commencement.

Need to verify and/update your address? It's easy! Log in to myEFSC and View/Update Address under Personal Information.

Still have questions? Email


Fall 2018 Candidates for graduation must apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Mon., Aug. 13: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thur., Oct, 18, 2018: Graduation Applications Due - Last day to RSVP to attend ceremony & reserve guest tickets, to have name in program & to avoid late fee.
  • Fri., Oct. 19: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Mon., Dec. 2: Starting on this date, any candidate who does not want to apply online, must hand-carry the graduation application to the Registrar's Office, Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 202.
  • Sun., Dec. 9, 2018: Online Graduation System Closes
  • Mon., Dec. 10: Starting on this date, all applications must be hand-carried to the Registrar's office.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., Dec. 13, 2018 
Ceremony RSVP deadline: Oct. 18, 2018

Read about the guest ticket policy.

View Commencement Ceremony Guide The Commencement Ceremony is held at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne Campus. Graduates must arrive one hour prior to their service. Watch commencement live webcast & replays