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Preparing to Graduate

Graduation Updates

Summer Term Graduates: Remember you must apply to graduate. June 10th was the deadline to apply for early degree posting, and July 1st was the deadline to apply for August degree posting and avoid a late fee.

Spring Term Graduates: Diplomas have been mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to all graduates who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. For Spring 2021 ceremony replays, visit our Spring Commencement page.

Fall 2021 Graduates: The system opens on August 16th to start applying to graduate during Fall Term, and more information about the December 16th Commencement Ceremonies will be posted when available.

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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.

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 Summer 2021 Candidates!
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Diplomas will be mailed to all summer graduates who meet requirements and have no outstanding holds six to eight business weeks after completion of the full summer term. Please allow an additional one to two business weeks for receipt of your diploma.

Spring 2021 diplomas have been mailed via the U.S. Postal Service to all graduates who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations.

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. 

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Fall 2021 Candidates for graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Mon., August 16, 2021: Online Graduation System Opened
  • Thurs., September 30, 2021: 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., October 1, 2021: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., December 12, 2021: Online Graduation Application System Closes
  • Mon., December 13, 2021: 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. documents being processed and/or released.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., December 16, 2021 - Due to COVID-19, Ceremony details are pending. Be sure to check your EFSC email and our website for updates.

Please Note: The online graduation application system for the Spring 2022 Term will open on December 20, 2021. Please wait until after this date to apply to graduate for Spring Term 2022.

Watch commencement live webcast & replays