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Applying to the Phlebotomy Program

The Phlebotomy vocational certificate is a limited-access program offered by the Health Sciences Institute at EFSC. The program begins each Fall, Spring and Summer. All students must complete an EFSC application and a Health Sciences Institute - Phlebotomy Program application by the deadline listed below.

  • Extended to November 18th to start in Spring 2022 (January) for Cocoa only
  • March 1st to start in Summer (May) for Palm Bay only
  • June 1st to start in Fall (August) for Cocoa and Palm Bay

If you have any questions concerning the Application procedure, please contact Health Sciences Admissions and Advising office at 321-433-7575.

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Application Procedure

Verify EFSC General Admissions Status (Current, New or Returning)

Students must be current students at Eastern Florida State College before they can apply to the Phlebotomy progam. 

NEW STUDENTS: For students new to EFSC, complete the EFSC online application for admission prior to the Phlebotomy program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be paid before the application can be processed.

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.

In addition, new EFSC students need to

  • Submit official High School Transcripts (or GED scores) to General Admissions.
  • Submit official transcripts from any and all colleges attended prior to EFSC (if applicable)
  • Provide FL Residency documentation, complete the New Student Orientation, and finalize any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.

RETURNING STUDENTS: Returning/readmit students who have not completed a course in the past year must also re-apply online.  There is no application fee for a readmit application. Readmit Students need to:

  • Submit official transcripts from any and all colleges attended since their last enrollment at EFSC (if applicable).
  • Provide FL Residency documentation, and complete any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.

CURRENT STUDENTS: Current Students may move on to the next step.

Complete Orientation

Orientation is required for all students who are interested in applying to the Phlebotomy program.

Due to limited on-campus events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, information about how to do orientation online is provided on the orientation web page approximately a month prior to the application deadline each term.

Please complete orientation, prior to intended program start. This orientation is MANDATORY for all applicants – your application will not be considered if you did not take part.

*For questions or concerns about the orientation, please contact the Program Manager, Kristie Fuller, via email at

Submit the Online Phlebotomy Program Application by the Program Deadline

Complete the online Health Sciences Institute Application for Phebotomy. The application deadlines are March 1st for a Summer Term start (May); June 1st for Fall Term Start (August) and November 1st to start in Spring Term (January) Deadline extended to November 18th for Spring 2022. The applications must be submitted online.

There is a $25 non-refundable fee for this application. This fee must be paid to the cashier's office at your local EFSC campus, before the application deadline.

Complete the Phlebotomy Written Interview

A written interview via a questionnaire given out at orientation, or available afterward online, is required from all students interested in the program. The interview is used as a part of the selection process when there are more applicants than spots in the program. Instructions for this process and how to submit it are available on the orientation web page.