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Non-degree: How to enroll
Below are the steps to follow 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. Stop by Campus for walk-in assistance, or make an appointment to minimize your wait, plus virtual assistance is available by phone at 321-433-7300 and can answer most questions. Visit the Admission's Contact Information page for details, hours and how to make an on-campus appointment. 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.
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Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Explore EFSC Campuses, deadlines and our program offerings.
Before you even apply, you want to learn more about EFSC’s four campuses and the degrees and programs that interest you, including Eastern Florida Online programs. Think about your career aspirations and how the courses you take here can help you achieve your goals. Our interactive Explore Your Options page will help you sort through our course offerings. If your focus is on job skill training or completing the industry certification exam process, click here to visit our Workforce Training and Certifications site.
Check admissions deadlines for the term you plan to start classes and review the EFSC Academic Calendar for more important dates.
Our Career Planning & Development Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your career.
You may take college credit courses for professional development, such as renewal of state certification for employment as a childcare worker or teacher.
If you are looking for non-credit courses through EFSC, often known as Continuing Education courses, visit the non-credit courses section of our website. There are non-credit courses offered that can lead to workplace certifications.
Step 2: Apply for admission and 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.
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 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.
Access Eastern Florida's Online Application
Access Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Declaration
Return to your in-progress online application
Please note that EFSC reopened March 20, 2023 and is now processing applications submitted over Spring Break plus new applications. Processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.
Step 3: Provide proof of a H.S. diploma and complete EFSC's student orientation online system.
Because non-degree seeking students must be high school graduates, EFSC requires you submit acceptable proof of a H.S. diploma.
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 username and password. Once logged in, click the Student Orientation/Titan Preview icon to begin the orientation.
Step 4: Enroll for courses, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books.
- You must register in person for classes each term at any campus Admissions/Records office. Use the online Class Schedule Search 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 Tuition & Fees sections 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 required for Spring and Summer Term 2021 courses. The current permit is valid through August 17, 2021 and costs $20, plus tax. 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 offer on-campus service plus online ordering. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of course materials required during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore's "Find Course Materials" 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.