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Non-F-1 Student Enrollment

The enrollment process at Eastern Florida State College is unique for International students. The steps vary based on the type of visa you plan to hold during your time at the College. Check the contact and deadline information below if you have questions.

If you plan to enter and study in the United States as an international student with an F-1 student visa, use the custom F-1 enrollment steps.

If you have a Visitor’s Visa (B Visa) you must also apply using the F-1 Student Visa enrollment steps in order to study in the U.S.

Learn more about non-immigrant visa categories and who can study in the United States.

If you currently maintain a non-immigrant visa status other than F-1 or B Visa, please follow the enrollment steps below. Each step will open when clicked with all the details for that step. You can contact an International Student Advisor for assistance — we're here to help.

Step 1: Explore EFSC campuses 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. Think about your career aspirations and how your course of study can help you achieve your goals.

International students may choose an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, and Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program, or the General Business Specialization in the Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science degree (BAS).

It's important to review the admission requirements for each program as well since some are limited access and may require an additional application.

Step 2: Apply for admission and provide proof of residency

International students who wish to apply to EFSC must complete the online application and pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee.

Apply Now: Online EFSC Application

Check Status of Completed Application/Return to In-Progress Application

Residency Documentation: The application, in combination with the Florida Residency Guidelines, will walk you through the process and required residency declaration. This same process and form are used by non-Florida residents to declare that classification. Be sure to follow up and submit the residency supporting documents to the EFSC campus you select as your primary campus. Campus admission office addresses are on the Residency Information sheet and on our main admissions contact page.

Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Form

Step 3: Submit documentation that you have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) and any U.S. college transcripts

Submit official secondary school transcripts (academic records), graduation certificate, and/or exam results (if applicable). Read more information on international high school transcript evaluation. All documents not in English must be submitted with certified English translations. For English translation, you can use any official service in your home country or translation services in Florida.

Please see our document requirements by country list for more information. If your country is not listed or you have questions regarding documentation requirements, please contact

Also submit Official College Transcript(s) for all U.S. regionally accredited colleges or universities you have attended prior to EFSC.

**International (Non-U.S.) College Transcripts (optional) - Students who have completed college level coursework in other countries are not required to submit transcripts. However, in order to receive credit from an international post-secondary institution evaluated for transfer to EFSC, students must submit an original course-by-course evaluation completed by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Step 4: Complete assessment and placement testing

To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Program & Admission Requirements.

You can also find information about Placement Testing score requirements for college credit courses in that section of our website.

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.

If you do not have test scores or prior college experience, Eastern Florida offers College Placement testing. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation.

Step 5: Complete an orientation session and meet with an advisor

General orientation is mandatory for all first time in college students, transfer students, re-admit students, non-degree students who have not earned an associate degree or higher, and is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida. View information about online orientation.

As a first time in college student, you're required to meet with an academic advisor to develop a personalized academic plan and it's recommended for all students to meet with an advisor regularly to stay on track.

To schedule your advising appointment using our online system, login to the myEFSC Portal, then go to the EFSC Student Applications Section and choose EAB Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

Step 6: Register for classes, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books

Contacts, Deadlines and Forms

Application Resource Links

Application Deadlines for Prospective F-1 Visa Students

Students Located INSIDE the U.S.
Fall Term/Mid-August Start ⇒ July 15
Spring Term/Early January Start: ⇒ November 15
Summer Term/Mid May Start: ⇒ April 15

Students Located OUTSIDE the U.S.
Fall Term/Mid-August Start ⇒ June 15
Spring Term/Early January Start: ⇒ October 15
Summer Term/Mid May Start: ⇒ February 15

The application deadline is the date the online application AND all supporting documents must be received by the College in order to process your admission for the desired term. Applications received after the deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact for information and assistance.

Deadlines for All Other Non-Immigrant, Non-F1 Visa Holders

International Student Services (ISS)
General Inquiries
New Student Admissions Inquiries

Hafeezah Begeyeva, Admissions Specialist

Current Student Advising

Aggie Dobrosielski, Student Advisor

To make appointments with your assigned advisor, log in to the myEFSC Portal and click the Navigate-Student Resources icon.

Office Hours by Campus

Cocoa: Building 11, Second Floor
Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM

Melbourne: Building 1, 122
Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 5:30 PM

Palm Bay & Titusville
Call 321-433-7516 for appointment

Forms and documents for international students at Eastern Florida State College are archived below in alphabetical order. In some cases, more information about the process related to the form may be found on a separate web page in this section. You can also contact International Student Services with questions about any form.

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