Preparing to Graduate


If all goes as planned, it won't be long until you're ready to graduate. 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 ceremonies each year, at the end of the fall and spring terms. Summer graduates are invited to walk in the fall ceremony.

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.

Congratulations To Our Fall 2017 Candidates!
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Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file via the US Postal Service for all graduates who meet requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. Please allow 6-8 business weeks after the date of graduation for receipt.

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

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

  • Spring 2018 candidates must apply to graduate, pay the graduation fee, RSVP to participate and to reserve guest tickets for the May commencement ceremony by March 8, 2018. Number of tickets to be determined based on candidates attending and available seating.*
  • Deadline: Thurs.,March 8, 2018 - Applications submitted after March 8 will be charged an additional $20 late fee per application.
  • Note: The spring online graduation application system opened December 18, 2017 and closes Sunday, May 7, 2018.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., May 10, 2018

RSVP deadline: March 8, 2018

*Please note: Ticket distribution is based upon the actual number of candidates participating in the ceremony and the seating capacity of the King Center. All seats general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable. EFSC is not responsible for lost, stolen or destroyed tickets. Guests without tickets are invited to sit in the designated and comfortable overflow areas on a first-come, first-serve basis of available seating to view the ceremony on large screens. Read more about the guest ticket policy.

View Commencement Ceremony GuideThe 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