Preparing to Graduate

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 commencement exercises.

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.

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 2022 Graduates!
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Diplomas were mailed on September 27, 2022 via the U.S. Postal Service to all summer graduates who met requirements and do not have outstanding financial obligations. Please allow one to four weeks after that date 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 graduation@easternflorida.edu to find out how to obtain one. 

Still have questions? Email graduation@easternflorida.edu.

Fall 2022 Candidates for graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Mon., August 15, 2022: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thurs., September 22, 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., September 23, 2022: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Sun., December 11, 2022, 11:59 PM: Online Graduation Application System Closes
  • Mon., December 12, 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. documents being processed and/or released.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., December 15, 2022 - Ceremony times TBD.

Please Note: The online graduation application system for the Spring 2023 Term will open on January 3, 2023. Please wait until after this date to apply to graduate for Spring Term 2023.

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