Graduation Updates

The Summer Term application to graduate is available online, with a deadline of June 29th to avoid a late application fee. See the tabbed box for more Summer Term dates and information.

Congratulations Spring Term Graduates! Get more info, including how to watch Commencement Ceremony replays, on the Spring Grad Hub.

Students are still eligible to apply to graduate and receive a Spring diploma. Get details on how to apply for graduation, which is required in order to receive a diploma. Starting on May 8th, Spring Term students must apply to graduate for Spring using the Graduation Application PDF form 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 that Spring 2023 diplomas will not be mailed until about 6-8 weeks after May 11th, pending the verification of all requirements.

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Preparing to Graduate

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 were sent via USPS on February 21, 2023 to all Fall graduates without holds. Please allow one to two business weeks for receipt of your diploma.

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. 

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Summer 2023 Candidates for Graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions. There is no commencement ceremony for summer term, graduates are invited to participate in the Fall Term commencement and can indicate that plan on their application to graduate.

  • Mon., May 15, 2023: Online Graduation System Opened
  • Thurs., June 8, 2023: Early Summer Deadline - Note: All course work must be completed in the first six-week summer term to qualify for early summer graduation. Applications submitted after this deadline, will be processed for the full summer term which ends in August.
  • Thurs., June 29, 2023: Last day to apply to avoid late fee
  • Friday, June 30, 2023: Additional $20 late fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., August 6, 2023, 11:59 PM: Online Graduation Application System Closes
  • Mon., August 7, 2023: Starting on this date, all applications to graduate must be the completed using the Graduation Application PDF form submitted via the Student Dropbox. All fees will be assessed to your student account within 1 to 2 business days and must be paid prior to any documents being processed and/or released. 
  • Graduation & Late fees are non-refundable.
  • Fall 2023 Commencement (Option for Summer Graduates): December 14, 2023 (Times are TBA) Please note that attending a Commencement Ceremony is not required to graduate.

 Watch commencement replays