How to enroll at Eastern Florida State College
If Eastern Florida is the first college or university you will attend you’re in the right place. This means you’ve never attended another college and will seek a degree or certificate at Eastern Florida State College (EFSC). You are a high school graduate, will be a high school graduate in the term you plan to enter Eastern Florida or have a state-issued GED. Eastern Florida offers a variety of degree and certificate programs designed to help you transfer to a four-year college or go directly into the workforce. Also, we offer many non-credit courses for students who simply wish to upgrade their skills.
Follow the steps below as you plan your EFSC educational career – and remember once you get through Step 2 and are accepted to EFSC, you can take care of many of the next steps simultaneously to keep the process moving.
Click each step to reveal the details.
Steps to Enrollment
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. Our interactive Explore Your Options page will help you sort through our degrees and programs and you can view the whole
list of choices in one place on our Degrees and Certificates page.
Visit our EFSC Programs and their Admission Requirements web page for a list of requirements that can also be printed if needed.
Our Career Planning & Development Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your college experience.
Step 2: Apply for Admission and provide proof of residency.
You can pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee online or in person. The application, in combination with 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 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.
Note for High School Dual Enrollment/ Early Admissions students: Do not submit a new application for admission after you graduate high school. If you submit an online application at any time, you will be assessed a non-refundable $30 application fee. See the Steps to Enrollment for Still in High School students for the specific steps you follow.
Step 3: Request your final, official high school transcript to be sent to your primary campus.
A final, official High School transcript indicating date of graduation or GED transcript is required for registration into college courses. When requesting official transcripts, ask that they be sent to the EFSC campus you consider your primary campus. EFSC will accept proof of a standard high school diploma to allow you to register for your initial term. You must submit your final, official transcript before you can register for the next term.
Please note: Financial Aid will not be awarded until the official high school transcript is received and evaluated.
If you attended high school outside of the United States, see more information on international high school transcript evaluation.
Step 4: Complete Assessment and Placement Testing.
To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Programs & Admissions Requirements. You can also find information about Placement Testing 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.
No scores or previous college? No problem. Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit testing, which you can explore at our Placement Testing website. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation. To register for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), call 321-632-1111.
Step 5: Complete orientation and meet with an advisor.
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 recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida. Learn how to access our online orientation system.
Likewise, it’s a very good idea to meet with an Academic Advisor to review Placement Test scores, develop an educational plan, schedule classes and address other academic concerns. All degree-seeking students should meet with an advisor to develop an educational progression plan. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor every term to monitor progress.
Accepted students are assigned an advisor once they complete all enrollment steps and this advisor is then listed in the myGPS Degree Audit tool. Contact your assigned advisor via email or phone to schedule a no-wait appointment.
If you do not yet have an assigned advisor, academic advising is available in the Student Services Center on all campuses on a walk-in basis. Appointments are also available by calling 321-632-1111.
Students and advisors will have more time to interact during non-peak registration times. Learn more about advising and locations.
Step 6: Apply for Financial Aid.
Once you’ve been accepted as an Eastern Florida student, you should start the process of applying for financial aid – and you must reapply each year. Every EFSC student should apply because the only way to find out if you’re eligible is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Explore the Financial Aid section for more information about financial aid and scholarships — and the steps for applying.
Step 7: Register for classes, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books.
- Registering for classes online is the easiest way to go if you do not have any holds on your account. Visit the Class Schedule for current course listings. You can also register for classes in-person at any campus Advising office.
- Check out the Tuition & Fees section for information on paying fees.
- 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 $40, plus tax – and involves a two-step process to generate a temporary permit online and then pick up the permit at your campus security office.
- Bookstores are located on all four campuses. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of each textbook required for each course offered at the institution during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore website's "Find Textbooks" page, which will include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for each required textbook or other identifying information, the title, all authors listed, publishers, edition number, copyright date and published date. Check with Financial Aid about help paying for books and check the Book Allowance availability schedule.