Transient Student Enrollment
A transient student is someone who’s currently enrolled at another college or university who will register for courses at Eastern Florida State College on a temporary, term-by-term basis, and who will not pursue a degree at EFSC. You’re interested in taking a class or classes to earn credits that you can transfer or to increase your knowledge. The steps below outline your application and course registration process. Open each step to see more information.
Click each step to reveal the details.
Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Students from Florida state public colleges and universities need to:
- Visit the "Take a course at another school section" of the FloridaShines website. Once on that floridashines.org web page, read the information and then at the bottom of the page click the link called "Start or check the status of your Transient Student Admission Application Now." A new form must be provided every term that you take a course at EFSC as a transient student.
Students from Florida private and out-of-state schools should follow the steps below:
- Apply using EFSC's Online Application System
- Pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee online by credit card or in person by cash or check. If paying in person you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the fee by cash or check at a Campus Cashiers office.
- Be sure to complete the Florida Residency Declaration for Tuition purposes in combination with the Eastern Florida Application for Admission and submit with your residency documents to the campus you select as your primary campus. Campus admission office addresses are on the Residency Information sheet and on our main admissions contact page.
- Submit a transient letter or letter of good standing from your home institution.
Please note that applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to one week. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.
Step 2: Consider completing student orientation.
While not mandated for transient students, orientation through our easy-to-use online system is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida.
Step 3: Enroll for courses, 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 $40, plus tax – and 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.
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