Where can an EFSC degree take you?

Eastern Florida State College offers a high quality education close to home — then once you earn your associate degree you can transfer to the college or university of your choice to complete a bachelor's degree (or stay right here at EFSC as a junior in our bachelor programs).

The general Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is the best choice to transfer directly into most bachelor programs, but our Associate in Science degrees also provide transfer options through state articulation agreements for select A.S. programs or directly into EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and our online RN to BSN degree. Work with your academic advisor to be sure your coursework while completing your A.A. or A.S. degree best prepares you to transfer into your intended upper division program.

Eastern Florida has a collection of articulation agreements in place, the formal documents that spell out the transfer process after getting an EFSC degree. Plus below is a general look at your transfer options with a two-year degree. FloridaShines, the state's online college advising and records system and a service of the Florida Virtual Campus, also provides invaluable resources on your transfer rights.

Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Florida

Eastern Florida State College now offers 28 bachelor degree specializations in high-demand career fields. Explore the Bachelor's Degree options that provide a lower-cost option to earn the higher degree often needed for career advancement.

Direct Connect to UCF

EFSC partners with the University of Central Florida to offer DirectConnect to UCF, which provides guaranteed entry* to UCF for Eastern Florida A.A. graduates and articulated A.S. degrees. (*Consistent with university policy. Limited- and restricted-access UCF programs may require an additional admission process and prerequisites). Complete the DirectConnect to UCF "Get Started" form and a UCF Connect specialist will help schedule an appointment with a UCF Success Coach. Explore UCF bachelor degree options. Also ask about the agreement that can put EFSC A.A. degree students on course for automatic acceptance into nine engineering tracks within UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and the agreement that can connect A.A. grads with UCF education-related bachelor programs.

Florida Tech Track

Florida Institute of Technology is a top-ranked national research university located in Melbourne, FL just a short drive from all of EFSC’s campuses. The university’s Florida College Connection program is a dual-admission program designed to help Florida high school graduates pursue an Associate in Arts degree from EFSC followed directly by a bachelor’s degree at Florida Tech. This program is open to all majors, and transfer scholarships up to Florida Tech’s full tuition are available to students who qualify. An agreement also gives students in EFSC’s Organizational Management Bachelor of Applied Science program a path into Florida Tech’s SmartTrack MBA program when they reach senior level and maintain a 3.4 GPA. Florida Tech encourages all EFSC students who plan to continue their studies as a transfer student to contact our transfer admission counselors, visit campus, and apply. To ease the process for transfers from EFSC, Florida Tech’s course conversion charts are based on the EFSC common course numbering system.

Florida Public Universities

In what's referred to as the 2+2 system, the State of Florida guarantees that students who complete their A.A. degree here at EFSC can apply to earn a bachelor’s degree from one of Florida's 12 state universities. Transfer or articulation agreements and the state's transfer process protect the credits earned by students during their freshman and sophomore years at Florida colleges such as EFSC. Acceptance at a student's first-choice university is not guaranteed as colleges within Florida's universities have their own acceptance requirements. Be sure to review the catalog of the university you're interested in and check with its admissions team to be sure you will meet its requirements.

Students interested in transferring to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) should visit that state university's Transfer Services Website as soon as possible while an EFSC A.A. student so they can receive customized FAMU advising. They can also sign up for FAMU's IGNITE program, available to students before they have earned 30 credits at EFSC.

Florida Private Universities

Through statewide agreements, once you've earned your A.A. degree, articulation agreements and the Florida College and University system's transfer process protect your credits earned at EFSC so you can continue your education at articulated private institutions.

Out-of-State Programs

Since Eastern Florida State College is regionally accredited, most courses will transfer to colleges and universities across the United States. As you plan your next steps, check the admission's guidelines at the institution you're interested in and follow their process for transfer students.


Transfer Resources


EFSC Advisors

DirectConnect to UCF

Florida Tech Track

Florida's College Advising System
FLorida Virtual Campus Records, Advising & Learning System



A Wise Decision

Jonathan McFadden

Jonathan McFadden

EFSC Graduate

"The DirectConnect application process took almost no effort. Plus, smaller class sizes at EFSC certainly helped ease me into the academic lifestyle. It was like learning to swim first in a small pond before jumping headfirst into the ocean. I was able to be a well-prepared UCF student thanks to my time at EFSC."