Preparing to Graduate

Graduation Updates

Fall Term Commencement Ceremonies were December 15th at 11 AM and 2 PM. Watch video replays and see our social wall on our Fall 2022 Commencement Hub.

Get details on how to apply for graduation, which is required in order to receive a diploma.

Questions? Contact us at


Students who meet all graduation requirements for any degree or certificate program must apply to graduate to receive their Eastern Florida State College degree, whether or not they plan to attend commencement exercises.

Degrees are not conferred until the end of the term and upon verification that all requirements have been met. Students are responsible for determining that they've met all graduation requirements and have no outstanding financial obligations to the college. Diplomas are mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the end of a term.

EFSC traditionally holds two commencement ceremonies each year at the Melbourne Campus King Center, at the end of the Fall and Spring Terms. Summer graduates are invited to walk in the fall ceremony.

Congratulations To Our Fall 2022 Graduates!

Diplomas will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to all fall graduates who met requirements, applied to graduate and who do not have outstanding financial obligations.

When do I get my diploma? 

Diplomas are sent to all graduates within 6-8 business weeks after the date of graduation (this timing does not include winter break for fall graduates, but begins when the College reopens). Please allow an additional one to two business weeks after diplomas have been mailed for receipt of your diploma.

Please note that diplomas are sent to all graduates at the address on file. Be sure to keep your address current. Verifying and updating your address is easy! Log in to myEFSC and click View/Update Address under Personal Information.

Need a diploma cover? Contact the Office of the Registrar by sending an email to to find out how to obtain one. 

Still have questions? Email

Spring 2023 Candidates for graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Dec. 19, 2022: Online Graduation System Opened
  • Thurs, February 23, 2023: Graduation Applications Due - Last day to indicate "Yes" to attend ceremony & be eligible for guest tickets, to have name in program & to avoid late fee.
  • Fri., February 24, 2023: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., May 7, 2023, 11:59 PM: Online Graduation Application System Closes
  • Mon., May 8, 2023: Starting on this date, all applications to graduate must be the completed Graduation Application PDF format submitted via the Student Dropbox. All fees will be assessed within 1 to 2 business days and must be paid prior to any documents being processed and/or released.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thursday, May 11, 2023, King Center for the Performing Arts; Times: TBA

 Watch commencement livestream & replays