COVID Update:

EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates.

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Graduation Updates

Congratulations Spring 2022 Graduates! We loved celebrating you at Commencement on May 12th. Please note that diplomas will be mailed approximately 6-8 business weeks after that date to the address on file. See more details below if you need to update that address. The online system to apply for Summer Term graduation opened on May 16.

Visit the Spring 2022 Commencement Hub for ceremony replays, news story, photo album links and more!

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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.

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 the commencement exercises.

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 2021 Graduates!
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Diplomas mailed in late February via the U.S. Postal Service to all graduates who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. Please allow 1-3 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. 

Still have questions? Email

Summer 2022 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.

  • Mon., May 16 , 2022: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thurs., June 9, 2022: 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 30, 2022: Last day to indicate 'Yes' to attend the Fall ceremony, to be eligible for guest tickets and avoid late fees.
  • Friday, July 1, 2022: Additional $20 late fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., August 7, 2022, 11:59 PM: Online Graduation Application System Closes
  • Mon., August 8, 2022: Starting on this date, all applications to graduate must be the completed Graduation Application PDF format 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 2022 Commencement (Optional for Summer Graduates): December 15, 2022 - Ceremony times & details are pending.

 Watch commencement replays