COVID-19 July 1 Update: The Fall Term Class Schedule has been updated to reflect on-campus and online courses: view Fall Course info. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19, including a requirement to wear face coverings inside all buildings. Read Reopening Plan details & FAQ. With Summer Term courses underway online, Campuses are currently closed, but essential Student Services are available remotely: See the Virtual Student Services Guide

How to Apply for Facial Specialty Program

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC is not accepting Facial Specialty program applications for Fall Term 2020 and will not begin a new student cohort in the Fall. Cosmetology training requires close personal contact and it would not be possible to maintain the required social distancing. Students can apply for the Spring 2021 program, scheduled to start in February, with an application deadline of January 10, 2021.

Applicants for the 12-week Facial Specialty 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 deadlines are January 10 for a February start date and August 10 for a September start date (No Fall Term 2020 program - see the note at the top of the page). 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.

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Complete Online Application for Facial Program

After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Facial 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 Facial Program 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 multiple programs within 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 Deadlines
September Start Date - August 10th (No Fall Term 2020 program - see the note at the top of the page)
February Start Date - January 10th 

Submit Recommendation Letter(s)

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 a 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.