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COVID-19 July 1 Update: The Fall Term Class Schedule has been updated to reflect on-campus and online courses: view Fall Course info. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19, including a requirement to wear face coverings inside all buildings. Read Reopening Plan details & FAQ. With Summer Term courses underway online, Campuses are currently closed, but essential Student Services are available remotely: See the Virtual Student Services Guide

Fall Term 2020 Info & Frequently Asked Questions

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We want to share helpful information as you get ready for Fall Term at Eastern Florida State College. We plan to reopen Campuses to students in August, with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. The Fall 2020 Class Schedule has been updated as of July 1 to indicate course sections planned to have on campus components, designated as "Face to Face" or "Hybrid," and which sections will be delivered remotely as "Live Online" or a traditional "Online Course." Course delivery is subject to change based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for courses now to get your first-choice of classes and, if needed, you can adjust your courses through the add/drop process through the first week of a term.

Review the FAQ below for more details and use our Virtual Student Services Guide to contact EFSC staff. Also read the General Reopening and Health Related FAQ. We're ready to help you in every way possible, so contact your advisor or call, email or chat if you have questions.

Question 1:  When is the deadline to apply for Fall Term financial aid and scholarships?

The Financial Aid Priority Deadline is July 23, 2020.

Students may still apply for Fall Term aid after that deadline, and the Office of Financial Aid will make every effort to process documents submitted after the deadline as quickly as possible. However, they cannot guarantee that students who submit documents late will be notified of eligibility prior to the Fall Term fee due date. Students who miss the published payment deadlines should be prepared to pay in full or to enroll in the tuition payment plan.

The deadline to apply for 2020-21 academic year Titan Scholarships funded through the EFSC Foundation was May 18. Students who missed that deadline can reach out to the Foundation.

Students can also explore scholarships awarded by outside organizations.

Question 2:  I still need to apply to the College. How can I do that so I can register for Fall Term classes?

If you need to apply to the College, follow the steps to apply online to EFSC, then complete the specific steps in your acceptance letter/email to finish your admission requirements so you can register for classes. Check Priority Application deadlines to be sure to allow enough time to complete all the requirements.

Visit our Virtual Recruitment Office to make an appointment for application assistance if needed.

If you are just graduating from high school this spring, be sure you've notified your high school guidance counselor that you want your final, official high school transcript with graduation date sent to Eastern Florida State College. Visit our Class of 2020 page for more tips for recent high school grads.

If you have already been accepted but have a hold that is preventing you from registering for courses, review the information on the accepted student page, then complete the outstanding requirement so the hold can be cleared.

Question 3:  What are the dates for Fall Term courses?

The Fall Term is split into several "parts of term," with full-term, 16-week classes beginning on Monday, August 17. Shorter-term courses also start on that date, as well as courses that begin on September 14 and October 12.

Visit the Fall Term important dates page for more details and deadlines.

Question 4:  How do I know which classes will be on campus and which will be online this Fall? (Updated 7/1)

We updated the Class Schedule Search Tool with this information on July 1 and we appreciate your patience while we worked on those adjustments. You will see that the class schedule now lists four types of courses:

  • Face to Face: These courses are planned for on-campus delivery at the location and time listed.
  • Live Online: These indicate Fall classes that are transitioning from on-campus delivery to remote delivery online. 
  • Hybrid: Courses planned to have both online and on-campus components.
  • Online Course: The traditional Eastern Florida Online classes without a specific day of the week listed.

We plan to offer in-person classes in areas such as Health Sciences, Public Safety, Workforce/Career Tech programs, select science courses with critical lab components and other general education courses as may be allowed.

Some hybrid classes with both online and in-person learning may also hold some course components on Campus.

Read more about these delivery methods in the next question.

Question 5:  What if a Fall Term "Face-to-Face" class does move from on campus to "Live Online" — what does that mean? (Updated 7/1)

Face-to-Face courses that move online would become "Live Online" courses. It's an important distinction when compared to traditional Eastern Florida Online (EFO) courses without a designated day and time listed, as those EFO courses are designed to be taken online at any time.

Infographic Version of Live Online vs. Online answerThe instructor for a Face-to-Face or Hybrid class that has to move online may choose to deliver a live lecture in a Canvas classroom or host a student discussion board during the assigned day and time that your class meets (that's known as synchronous delivery). If that's the case in a Live Online class, students would log in to the class during the scheduled day(s) and time(s) to participate virtually. An instructor for a "Live Online" course may also choose to deliver the content asynchronously, which means not in real time, giving you more flexibility. 

Because the instructor can choose between synchronous and asynchronous delivery, Live Online classes are not considered part of Eastern Florida Online.

Students in a Live Online class must have reliable Internet access, a microphone and a webcam. Instructors would determine how the live video and audio components of the class would work and when (within the originally scheduled class time). Other elements of the class, such as certain assignments, would happen without real-time interaction between the student and instructor.

When building your fall schedule, please choose classes that fit together into a schedule without overlapping courses. Also take into account the Campus location listed for a course in case any elements of the course can meet in person.

Please also review the Fall Term "Live Online" details page for more information.

Question 6:  If Fall Term classes can meet on campus, what safety precautions will be in place? (Updated 6/30)

You will notice a lot of changes on Campus designed to keep you and everyone else safe.

Effective July 6, 2020, all individuals within the interior spaces of buildings on campus will be required to wear a mask or face covering, this includes classrooms. Masks or face coverings are not required outside of campus buildings unless social distancing recommendations cannot be met.

Classroom spaces are being adjusted to put physical distancing measures in place, such as fewer desks to allow for 6 feet of separation between students.

Students, faculty and staff shall wear gloves in specialized environments, such as those for public safety training, health sciences education or workforce training, in which social distancing recommendations cannot be consistently followed. Examples include defensive tactics during a law enforcement course, working as a team on a healthcare mannequin or training that requires individuals to touch one another or share a piece of equipment.

Visit our Health-related FAQ for more details on safety measures in the reopening plan.

Question 7:  How do I register for Fall courses?

Visit our registration information page for lots of how-to details on the course registration process, including step-by-step photos that show how to register for courses online using the Titan Web section of the myEFSC Student Services Portal. You will also find information on how to get assistance from an advisor.

Question 8:  I need placement testing to be able to finish applying for fall so I can register. How can I do that? (Updated 6/24)

Remote testing options are now in place for several placement tests, including the College Credit Placement Test and TEAS.

College Credit Placement Testing via the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Exam (equivalent to the PERT) is available for current or prospective EFSC students who need to take a common placement test for college credit coursework placement. View the Remote ACCUPLACER Exam Request Process. (That page also includes info on the alternate eligibility and placement measures in place for high school students who want to Dual Enroll).

A remote testing option for the TEAS test for health science and nursing program applicants is now available for registration. View the Remote TEAS Test Information and Registration Process.

Visit our remote testing page for more info on other testing availability.

To contact Assessement and Testing Services staff, visit the testing section of the Virtual Student Services Guide for more information.

Question 9:  I need the TEAS or TABE test to apply for a Health Sciences, Nursing or Career program. How can I do that? (Updated 6/24)

A remote testing option for the TEAS test for health science and nursing program applicants is now available for registration. View the Remote TEAS Test Information and Registration Process.

A remote option for the TABE test is not currently available. Visit our remote testing page for more info on other testing availability.

Some Heath Science programs also have extended application deadlines or are accepting applications with a contingency that testing be taken later. Email Health Sciences at healthscience@easternflorida.edu for more information about the specific program you're interested in.

Question 10:  If I want to eventually earn a Bachelor's Degree, can I do that at EFSC or transfer to a university to finish?

Yes. Starting with a two-year Associate's Degree at EFSC is an economical path to a Bachelor's Degree.

The A.A. degree and our Associate in Science Degrees provide transfer options directly into EFSC's Bachelor Degrees. We now offer 24 bachelor specializations in business, computer technology and healthcare, including a fully online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs.

EFSC's general Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree also provides guaranteed transfer to one of Florida's 12 state universities, including UCF. We have prepared Transfer GPS: Graduation Pathway for Success plans for many popular Bachelor programs. Each one outlines recommended coursework while completing your A.A. that best prepares you to transfer into your intended four-year program. You have the option to earn an A.A. degree through 100% online courses.

Question 11:  I am a Dual Enrolled student who is graduating from high school this spring. What are my steps to enroll as an EFSC student for the fall?

If you took at least one Dual Enrollment course at EFSC or at your high school, you do not need to apply to EFSC, as you are already considered a student.

EFSC will accept a copy of your high school diploma to allow you to register for Fall Term. You can upload the document to the Student Document Dropbox following these steps.

You should also do the following:
  • Request that your final, official high school transcript with graduation date be sent to EFSC (the Brevard Public Schools system typically does this electronically).
  • Submit a Residency Declaration with copies of supporting documents.
  • Meet with an advisor to discuss degree requirements and placement testing options. To schedule an advising appointment, log in to the myEFSC portal, then go to the "EFSC Student Applications" section. From the dropdown list, choose and launch "Student Services Appointment."
  • If you would like to update your major, submit a Major Change Form via the Student Document Dropbox. As a Dual Enrollment student, your major may have been restricted; upon graduating from high school, you are eligible to select a different major.
  • Log in to your myEFSC portal to confirm that your mailing address is accurate. The "Update Address" link is under the "Quick Links" section.

You can also watch the replay of our virtual workshop specifically for Dual Enrolled students transitioning from high school to college called "Making the Switch."

Question 12:  If I am a current Dual Enrolled student, how can I register for Fall Term courses?

Due to the COVID-19-related EFSC and Brevard Public School closures, alternate virtual processes are in place for course registration that involve your high school guidance counselor or your parent if you are home-schooled.

Use the links below for information on how to register for Fall Term courses:

Public/Private School Dual Registration Process

Home Education Student Dual Registration Process

Question 13:  Can I still apply for high school Dual Enrollment for Fall Term? (Updated 6/9)

High school students can still apply for Dual Enrollment through a virtual process that involves their high school guidance counselor or their parent if they are home-schooled.

Use the links below for information on how to get started, plus the alternate processes in place due to COVID-19 for eligibility, the application process, course readiness measures and registration, plus virtual orientation for prospective Dual Enrollment students:

Public/Private School Dual Enrollment Process

Home Education Student Dual Enrollment Process

Question 14:  Will I be able to participate in an internship Fall Term? (Added 6/15)

The College is looking into remote Internship opportunities for the Fall Term. Some face-to-face internships will be available as long as the internship site is open to allowing the in-person experience.

Question 15:  Will I be permitted to participate in Service-Learning activities and earn credit for those Fall Term? (Added 6/15)

The College is looking into remote service-learning activities for the fall term. Some opportunities may be held face-to-face if the site is willing to accept students for in-person volunteer projects.

Question 16:  I prefer Face-to-Face classes because I don't do well in online classes. If my class does move online, what resources are available to help me prepare?

Visit our Resources to Keep Learning page for advice, tips and links to information about making the transition from Face-to-Face classes to learning remotely in an online environment.

Students can also schedule a virtual meeting with an EFSC Success Coach/Advisor, who can help them with the transition to online classes. They are available Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM through email, telephone or Live Chat. Get more info about connecting with a Success Coach.

Question 17:  What tutoring support will there be this fall if my courses cannot be held on campus?

Free tutoring for EFSC students is provided through EFSC's Academic Success Centers (ASC) and Writing Centers, which are located on each of our four campuses.

If those centers cannot be open during any part of Fall Term, tutors will provide their services online through Microsoft Teams in Math, Science, Writing, Business and Computers, with hours Monday through Friday.

Microsoft Teams is part of our Outlook 365 student email package, so every student has access to Teams for free.

Visit our How to Access Virtual Tutoring web page to see the remote process currently in place for Summer Term, which helped many students during Spring Term when campuses had to close.

The Academic Success Centers are ready to help students succeed during this challenging time, so please reach out if you have questions.

Question 18:  If I took a grade of Incomplete for Spring Term and want to make it up in the fall, is there a charge for that? What is the process for registering so I am not charged for the class?

Students will not re-register for the class, so there is no cost for making up the coursework. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to complete the work so the Incomplete grade can be changed.

Question 19:  What about hands-on Career and Technical, Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Safety programs this fall? Are there changes to those? (Updated 6/15)

Currently, students can apply and register for EFSC's hands-on programs. As explained in Question 4, we plan to hold on-campus courses in these hands-on programs. Final decisions will be made based on state and federal health guidance in place at the time a program is scheduled to begin.

Students should visit the web sections using the links below and contact the advisors for each program for specific guidance and assistance with the special application process required for many hands-on EFSC programs.

Career and Technical Programs

Health and Nursing Programs

Public Safety Programs

Question 20:  If I want to earn credit via a CLEP test, is that available?

Until the Assessment Centers are open, all College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing at EFSC is suspended until further notice. CLEP has announced that they have no plans to move this testing to a remote proctoring platform. Contact CLEP Services directly for an extension on your CLEP test ticket, if already purchased, by emailing clep@info.collegeboard.org with "Exam Voucher – Coronavirus" in the subject line – or by calling 800-257-9558.