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How to Apply to EFSC As A

Non-Degree-Seeking College Student

Below are the steps for applying if you are not seeking a degree or certificate from Eastern Florida State College. Perhaps you want to take only a few college credit courses for personal enrichment or to update your job skills.

This is also the right area if you are a current Brevard County public school teacher or childcare worker taking courses to maintain your state certification.

Non-degree students must be a high school graduate.

Important Note: The Admissions Team is available to assist you and can answer many questions by phone at 321-433-7300. Our resources list below also has lots of helpful students services links.

Prospective students can also schedule an on-campus, virtual, or phone appointment with a recruitment specialist using our Future Student Appointment Scheduler. Also check out our enrollment-related events such as campus tours, open houses and info sessions.

Steps to Enroll

Explore deadlines, programs & campuses.

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 the courses you take here can help you achieve your goals. Our Career Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your career.

You may take college credit courses for professional development without seeking a degree, such as for renewal of state certification for employment as a childcare worker or teacher.

If your focus is on job skill training or completing the industry certification exam process, continuing education courses, which have a different enrollment process as non-credit courses, may be what you want to explore.

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

Apply for admission & provide proof of residency.

Eastern Florida uses a convenient online application system. You can 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.

EFSC Online Application

Please note that application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

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 either in person or through our online Student Dropbox. (Don't stress: all the how-to info you need is on that Residency page, plus you can contact the Admissions Team if you have questions).

Provide proof of a H.S. diploma & complete orientation.

Because non-degree seeking students must be high school graduates, EFSC requires you submit acceptable proof of a H.S. diploma.

If you need to check on past college courses you may have taken, the Florida Student Hub of Innovative Educational Services, better known as FloridaShines, is a free Florida Department of Education resource to help you plan and track your educational progress. The site has unofficial transcript information for Florida college and university students.

Orientation is mandatory for non-degree students who have not earned an associate degree or higher, first-time students and transfer students, and is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida.

Access online orientation through the myEFSC Portal with your student email address and password. Once logged in, click the Student Orientation/Titan Preview icon to begin the orientation.

Register for classes, pay fees, get Student ID, parking decal & books.
  • You must register in person for classes each term at any campus Admissions/Records office. Use the Class Schedule Search tool to find course information.
  • Transcripts from prior schools are not necessary and will not be evaluated. However, you must provide proof that you have satisfied the course prerequisite when required. You may take up to 12 credits as non-degree seeking; after that time you must provide transcripts and/or declare a major and meet appropriate program requirements. (Unless you are a Brevard Public School Teacher.)
  • Visit the Student Accounts section for information on paying tuition.
  • 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. 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.
  • EFSC Bookstores are your source for required textbooks and course materials. Most EFSC courses are automatically part of the Titan First Day Ready program, designed to save students money. At least 30 days before the first day of class each term, the Bookstore will send an email with instructions on how to verify your course materials list, arrange pickup or delivery, or opt out and obtain materials yourself.


The Cocoa Admissions and Records Office can answer many questions quickly by calling a specialist at 321-433-7300.

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 7 PM

Address: 1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, Florida 32922
Location: Bldg. 11, Room 219
Phone: 321-433-7300
Fax: 321-433-7102

The Melbourne Admissions and Records Office can answer many questions quickly by calling a specialist at 321-433-7300.

Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 7 PM

Address: 3865 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, Florida 32935
Location: Bldg. 1, Room 143
Phone: 321-433-7300
Fax: 321-433-5770

The Palm Bay Admissions and Records Office can answer many questions quickly by calling a specialist at 321-433-7300.

Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 7 PM

Address: 250 Community College Pkwy
Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Location: Bldg. 1, Room 114
Phone: 321-433-7300
Fax: 321-433-5346

The Titusville Admissions and Records Office can answer many questions quickly by calling 321-433-7300.

Phone Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 7 PM
Office Hours: Mon. - Wed., 8 AM - 5:30 PM; Thurs., 8 AM - 7 PM

Address: 1311 North U.S. 1
Titusville, Florida 32796
Location: Bldg. 3, Room 107
Phone: 321-433-7300
Fax: 321-433-5115

Campus visit

Take a Campus Tour

We'd love to have you visit our campuses! We offer tours of all four EFSC campuses, which are conveniently located across Florida's Space Coast. Use the link to views days and times by location and to sign up. You can also take a virtual tour 24/7 right from your device.

Book a Tour


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