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How to Apply for EFSC Cosmetology Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC is not accepting Cosmetology program applications for Fall Term 2020 and will not begin a new student cohort in the Fall. Cosmetology courses in the fall will only be offered to current students working to complete the program and social distancing measures and Personal Protective Equipment safety guidelines will be in place. We will share information on the next start date for new students in the Cosmetology program when it's available, including the deadline to apply.

The cosmetology program is a limited access program. Applicants for the Cosmetology program are evaluated for admission based upon the Admission Criteria and Selection Criteria Point System. For selection you must satisfy program entrance requirements. The annual application deadline is July 1 for an August start date (No entry for Fall Term 2020 - see the Important Note above). For questions about the application process contact Program Specialist Kendra Hart at 321-433-7549 or via email at

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Apply for General Admission to EFSC

Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.

Please note that applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to seven days. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.

Verify General Admissions Requirements

ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:

College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922

Verify with the Admissions Office that you have met all College Admissions requirements.

Check for Registration Holds that may prevent you from registering for courses. Click to learn more about how to clear holds.

Complete Application for Cosmetology Program

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Cosmetology Program applicationYour general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student ID number and password required to access your myEFSC account so you can log in and submit the limited access Cosmetology application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.

An UNOFFICIAL copy of each college transcript is required with the program application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed via FloridaShines

If pursuing an additional program within the Cosmetology department, you are required to submit a separate application packet for each desired program. If you need assistance with this application or cannot apply online, contact the program specialist.

Annual Application Deadline
Fall Term Start - July 1st
 (No entry for Fall Term 2020 - see the Important Note at the top of the page.)

Submit Letters of Recommendation

Students must submit AT LEAST ONE, but no more than three, letters of recommendation from a teacher, colleague or other professional stating why they feel you would be a good candidate for the Cosmetology program. This letter must be submitted on company letterhead and can be emailed to Program Specialist Kendra Hart at or mailed to:

EFSC Cosmetology Office
Bldg. 20, Rm. 124-B
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

Take the TABE Test

Take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) and submit the scores to Program Specialist Kendra Hart, Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 20, Room 124-B, 321-433-7549 or via email at

This exam is for program admission points rather than for remediation purposes. TABE must have been taken within the last TWO (2) years. If you qualify for TABE exemption, please submit documentation from the testing office.

Post-Acceptance Requirement

Post-acceptance requirements include a level 1 background check and drug-screening (cost paid by student).