Preparing to Graduate

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. 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.

Congratulations To Our Spring 2018 Graduates!
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Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file via the US Postal Service for all graduates who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. Please allow 4-6 business weeks for receipt.

For our fall graduates, diplomas were released on February 1, 2018 to all who met requirements and did not have outstanding financial obligations.

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.

  • Deadline: Thurs., March 8, 2018 - Last day to apply & reserve guest tickets*, to have name in commencement booklet & to avoid the additional $20 late fee per application.
  • Note: The spring online graduation application system opened December 18, 2017 and closes Sunday, May 6, 2018. Starting Mon., April 30, all paper applications must be hand-carried to the Registrar's Office, Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 202. Starting Mon., May 7, all late applications must be hand-carried to that Cocoa office.
  • 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 are general admission. Tickets are non-replaceable and do not have monetary value. The College does not support or condone the selling of guest tickets. 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