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Preparing to Graduate

Graduation Updates

The online application for students planning to graduate in Spring Term 2022 is available. Get details on how to apply for graduation, which is required in order to receive a diploma. Feb. 24 is the deadline to apply to avoid a late fee, plus to indicate "yes" for attending Spring Commencement and be eligible for guest tickets.

Fall 2021 graduates can visit our Fall 2021 Commencement hub for links to ceremony replays and commencement photo albums. See below for information on Fall diploma processing and mailing.

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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 Candidates!
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Diplomas will be mailed after the end of the term via the U.S. Postal Service to all graduates who meet requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. 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

Please Note: The online graduation application system for the Spring 2022 Term opened on December 20, 2021.
Spring 2022 Candidates for graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Dec. 20, 2021: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thurs, February 24, 2022: 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 25, 2022: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., May 8, 2022: Online Graduation System Closes
  • Mon., May 9, 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 within 1 to 2 business days and must be paid prior to any documents being processed and/or released.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thursday, May 12, 2022, King Center for the Performing Arts; Times TBA

 Watch commencement live webcast & replays