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How to enroll for returning and readmit students

You’re in the right place if you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to Eastern Florida State College one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year. This category includes students who took Dual Enrollment classes prior to high school graduation.

Readmit students can apply online and will not be charged the $30 application fee, which they already paid with their prior application. Please note that if you are a returning or re-admit student who previously applied to EFSC before October 17, 2018, you will need to create a new account in the College's updated online application system, which uses your email address and a password you create for easy login. Follow the steps below.

Important Note: The Admissions Team is available to assist you. Stop by Campus for walk-in assistance, or make an appointment to minimize your wait, plus virtual assistance is available by phone at 321-433-7300 and can answer most questions. Visit the Admission's Contact Information page for details, hours and how to make an on-campus appointment. Prospective students can also schedule a virtual, on-campus or phone appointment with a recruitment specialist using our Future Student Appointment Scheduler.

Steps to Enrollment

Step 1:  Explore EFSC Campuses, Deadlines and our Degrees & Programs.

Before you even apply, you want to learn more about EFSC’s four campuses and the degrees and programs that interest you, including Eastern Florida Online programs. Think about your career aspirations and how your course of study can help you achieve your goals. Our interactive Explore Your Options page will help you sort through our degrees and programs.

View a printable list of EFSC Programs and their Admission Requirements.

Check admissions deadlines for the term you plan to start classes and review the EFSC Academic Calendar for more important dates.

Our Career Planning & Development Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your college experience.

Step 2:  Re-apply for admission and provide proof of residency.

Eastern Florida uses a convenient online application system. Please note that if you are a returning or re-admit student who previously applied to EFSC before October 17, 2018, you will need to create a new account in the College's updated online application system, which uses your email address and a password you create for easy login.

For determining residency, the Florida Residency Guidelines will walk you through the process and required declaration. This same declaration is used by non-Florida residents to declare that classification. Be sure to follow up and submit the residency supporting documents to the Eastern Florida campus you select as your primary campus. Campus admission office addresses are on the Residency Information sheet and on our main admissions contact page.

Access Eastern Florida's Online Application
Access Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Declaration PDF

Return to your in-progress online application

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.

Step 3:  Request your final, official high school transcript and all college transcripts to be sent to EFSC if required.

High School Transcript (if needed): A final, official High School transcript indicating date of graduation, GED transcript or Homeschool Graduation Affadavit is required for registration into college courses. Florida public high school transcripts should be sent electronically when possible. If an official transcript must be mailed from your school, ask that they be sent to the EFSC campus you consider your primary campus. See the Accepted Students page for more on how to complete this requirement.

College Transcripts (if applicable): If you have attended any college-level institutions, those official transcripts must be submitted to the EFSC Registrar's Office for evaluation. See more on sending official college transcripts to the EFSC Registrar's Office.

Step 4:  Complete student orientation.

Orientation is mandatory for all re-admit students, transfer students and first-time students, and is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida and is done through an easy-to-use online system. Orientation should be completed before meeting with an advisor and must be completed to clear the orientation hold that prevents course registration.

Step 5:  Meet with an advisor to determine whether you need Placement Testing.  

As a readmit student, you may or may not need Placement Testing to assess your readiness for college. An Academic Advisor can review this with you, plus help you develop an educational plan, schedule classes and address other academic concerns. Academic advising is available in the Student Services Center on all campuses on a walk-in basis or by appointment. View advising locations and contacts, including how to make an appointment. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor every term to monitor progress.

To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Catalog Programs & Admissions Requirements.

If you’ve taken the SAT/ACT and your scores are less than two years old or if you’ve completed college level English and math courses with a grade of “C” or higher, have your official test score reports and/or official transcripts sent to your primary campus.

No scores or previous college? Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit testing, which you can explore at our Placement Testing website. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation if needed. For information about the most common college placement tests, the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) and ACCUPLACER, including how to make an appointment, visit the common placement test web page.

Step 6:  Apply for Financial Aid.  

Once you’ve been accepted as an Eastern Florida student, you should start the process of applying for financial aid – and you must reapply each year. Every EFSC student should apply because the only way to find out if you’re eligible is to fill out the Free Application for Federal  Student Aid (FAFSA). Explore the Financial Aid section of our site for more information about financial aid and scholarships -- and the steps for applying.

Step 7:  Register for classes, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books.

  • Registering for classes online is the easiest way to go if you do not have any holds on your account. Visit the Class Schedule for current course listings. You can also register for classes in-person at any campus Advising office.
  • Check out the Tuition & Fees section for information on paying fees.
  • Student ID cards are available at any EFSC Campus Security Office for free by presenting your class registration and a photo ID. This ID also will be your library card and replacing a lost card costs $10.
  • A Student Parking Permit is required for parking on all EFSC Campuses. The annual cost is $40 (plus tax) for a decal that covers Fall, Spring and Summer terms each academic year and $20 (plus tax) for a decal purchased in a Spring or Summer term that covers both terms. Getting the permit involves a two-step process to generate a temporary permit online and then pick up the permit at your campus security office.
  • Bookstores are located on all four campuses. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of each textbook required for each course offered at the institution during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore website's "Find Textbooks" page, which will include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for each required textbook or other identifying information, the title, all authors listed, publishers, edition number, copyright date and published date. Check with Financial Aid about help paying for books and check the Book Allowance availability schedule.