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Application to the A.S. Culinary Management degree

This limited access program requires a special application in addition to the main Eastern Florida State College application. Students may attend as full-time or part-time. Follow the steps below.

Click step for the Culinary Management application details

Step 1:  Check Deadlines & Contact Program Advisor

Application Deadlines
  • Next program start is March 9: Deadline to apply is February 14, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Start Date is August: Apply as soon as possible and no later than August 10.
  • Students may attend full-time or part-time.
  • Culinary courses are only offered on the Cocoa Campus.

Contact the program advisor with any questions or for information packet:

Phil Sweeney

Step 2:  Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College

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.

Step 3:  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.

Step 4:  Complete the Culinary Management A.S. Degree Online Application

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Career & Technical/Trades Application.

Your 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 Career Tech application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.

If you need assistance with the online application or cannot register online, contact the program advisor for other arrangements.

Step 5:  Testing Requirement

Students accepted into the culinary program will need to satisfy the placement test requirement (PERT/SAT/ACT) prior to registration. View information on how to complete this testing requirement. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation. To register for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), call 321-632-1111.

Step 6:  Submit Reference Letters and Essay

Applicants for the Culinary program need to submit the following to the program advisor either via email attachments or dropping the items off at the location listed below:

  • Two letters of reference
  • A 250-word essay that outlines the student's statement of intent for pursuing the culinary degree

The program advisor's contact information is:

Phil Sweeney
Cocoa Campus, Building 11, Room 226