Preparing to Graduate

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.

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 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. Be sure to review ceremony information, including information about EFSC's guest ticket process.

Congratulations To Our Fall Candidates!
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Diplomas will be mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to all graduates who meet requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. 

Please note that diplomas are sent to all graduates to the address on file within 4-6 business weeks after the date of graduation.

Be sure to keep your address current. To verify and/update your address is easy! Log in to myEFSC and View/Update Address under Personal Information.

Still have questions? Email


Spring 2020 Candidates for graduation must apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Dec. 16, 2019: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thurs, February 27, 2020: Graduation Applications Due - Last day to indicate "Yes" to attend ceremony & be eligible for guest tickets, to have name in program & to avoid late fee.
  • Fri., February 28, 2020: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • May 4, 2020: Starting on this date, any candidate who does not want to apply online, must hand-carry the graduation application to the Registrar's Office, Cocoa Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 202
  • May 10, 2020: Online Graduation System Closes
  • May 11, 2020: Starting on this date, all applications must be hand-carried to the Registrar's office.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., May 14, 2020

  • TBD: Assignments by zip code or major TBA
  • TBD: Assignments by zip code or major TBA

Read about the guest ticket policy.

View Commencement Ceremony GuideThe Commencement Ceremony is held at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne Campus. Graduates must arrive one hour prior to their service. Watch commencement live webcast & replays