Preparing to Graduate

Important Fall 2018 Graduation Updates!

ATTENTION CANDIDATES: Due to circumstances beyond the College's control, the date of the December Commencement Ceremony has been changed to Monday, December 10, 2018. Two ceremonies will be held, one at Noon (12 PM) and one at 2:30 PM. Degrees will be posted to student records on December 13, 2018.

Applying to Graduate: You can still apply to graduate this term and even walk in Commencement, however Oct. 18 was the deadline to request ceremony guest tickets and a late fee is now in place. Applying Online is the easiest way to apply so do it today!

Ceremony Tickets: All available guest tickets have been distributed. Overflow seating at the King Center in areas with large screens is available on a first-come, first-served basis and the ceremonies will be shown live on WEFS-TV and streamed on YouTube.

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 Fall Candidates!
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Diplomas will be mailed to the address on file via the U.S. Postal Service  for all fall graduates who meet 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: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018 (Please note this date change due to circumstances beyond the College's control.)
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