Fall Term 2021 Info & Frequently Asked Questions
We want to share helpful information about Fall Term 2021 at Eastern Florida State College. Based on improvements in the outlook related to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC has expanded on-campus classes that will start in August. Class caps will remain in place to create smaller class sizes and allow for social distancing so we can meet your academic needs while protecting your health and well-being. The Fall 2021 Class Schedule indicates course sections planned to have on campus components, designated as "Face to Face" or "Hybrid," and which sections will be delivered remotely as a traditional "Online Course." Course delivery is subject to change based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Review the FAQ below and use our Student Services Guide to contact EFSC staff, who are available on-campus and also continue to offer virtual meeting options, in some cases by appointment only. We're ready to help you, so contact your advisor or call, email or chat if you have questions.
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Question 1: When is the deadline to apply for Fall Term financial aid and scholarships?
The Financial Aid Priority Deadline to apply for grants and loans was July 22, 2021.
Students may still apply for Fall Term aid after that deadline, and the Office of Financial Aid will make every effort to process documents submitted after the deadline as quickly as possible. However, they cannot guarantee that students who submit documents late will be notified of eligibility prior to the Fall Term fee due date. Students who miss the published payment deadlines should be prepared to pay in full or to enroll in the tuition payment plan.
Student emergency grants are available for Fall Term to assist with educational expenses as part of the federal government's Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) due to the COVID pandemic. Students do not have to apply and no FAFSA is required. The grants will be awarded to every non-Dual Enrolled student taking at least one for-credit or clock-hour course, with the amount prorated based on the student's schedule. The emergency grants are in addition to any other financial aid and will not have to be repaid. The grants are not applied to any balance due on a student's account and will be disbursed to the student as a refund using BankMobile, EFSC’s refund processor. Full term HEERF refunds will disburse in September. The same HEERF grant process will apply to shorter Fall Terms.
The deadline to apply for scholarships funded by the EFSC Foundation was May 10, 2021. Students who applied should monitor their Titan student email for updates on scholarship awards.
Students can also explore scholarships awarded by outside organizations.
Question 2: I still need to apply to the College. How can I do that so I can register for Fall Term classes?
If you need to apply to the College, follow the steps to apply online to EFSC, then complete the specific steps in your acceptance letter/email to finish your admission requirements so you can register for classes. Check Priority Application deadlines to be sure to allow enough time to complete all the requirements.
If you need help, visit our Virtual Recruitment Office to make an appointment for application assistance.
If you graduated from high school this spring, be sure you've notified your high school guidance counselor that you want your final, official high school transcript with graduation date sent to Eastern Florida State College. You can also visit our Class of 2021 web page for additional resources.
If you have already been accepted but have a hold that is preventing you from registering for courses, review the information on the accepted student page, then complete the outstanding requirement so the hold can be cleared. Contact the admissions team for assistance if needed.
Question 3: What are the dates for Fall Term courses?
The Fall Term is split into several "parts of term," with full-term, 16-week classes that will start on Monday, August 16. Shorter-term courses will also start on that date, plus there are course options that will begin on September 13 and October 11.
Visit the Fall Term important dates page for more details and deadlines.
Question 4: How do I know which classes will be on campus and which will be online this Fall?
The Class Schedule Search Tool lists three types of courses:
- Face to Face: These courses are planned for on-campus delivery Fall term at the location and time listed. Faculty who are teaching face to face are required to meet with their students in the campus classroom at the course's scheduled times and dates. Faculty will use this time to deliver the course materials. No instruction will occur remotely.
- Hybrid: Courses with this designation are planned to have both online and on-campus components.
Fall Term hybrid classes will follow a 50/50 split weekly between on-campus and online
Important Note: Face-to-Face and Hybrid classes will have reduced limits on the number of students Fall Term 2021 so that the on-campus classrooms can accommodate the required social distancing protocols that may be in place to protect the health of students and instructors. If on-campus course sections fill up more quickly, we will do our best to add more sections.
- Online Course: The traditional Eastern Florida Online classes without a specific day of the week listed.
Question 5: What if a Fall Term "Face-to-Face" class does have to move from on campus to online delivery?
If developments in the pandemic force EFSC to move face-to-face or hybrid courses online, they could be delivered in what's known as the "Live Online" class format.
Unlike past academic terms since March 2020 when COVID-19 first impacted courses, there are not any Live Online courses on the Fall 2021 Class Schedule. If an on-campus course is forced to transition to remote delivery online, it could become a Live Online Synchronous (LIVE) course. This is an online remote teaching delivery method meant for students who seek the personal interaction of a traditional in-person classroom, live discussion, and a structured schedule but within a virtual class.
Faculty who transition to teaching Live Online would be required to meet and interact with their students in the online environment within the scheduled times and dates for the course. Important Note: Since a Live Online course would be assigned to a campus and not Eastern Florida Online for enrollment purposes, no distance learning fee is charged for a LIVE class. A "Live Online" course would meet at a specific day(s) and time(s) so cannot conflict with other course times.
Question 6: Once I've registered, how can I see my course schedule and tell which classes are on campus and online?
Once you've registered for at least one class, your student schedule is visible in a couple of places once you've logged in to the myEFSC student portal. On the landing page you will see your courses listed in the areas with blue headings that say "Course Schedule" and also "Registration."
Here are tips to what the listed formats mean and a guide to abbreviations that you will see in the smaller Registration section.
FF = Face to Face for courses planned for on-campus delivery at the location and time listed.
Hy = Hybrid for courses with both online and on-campus components.
On = Online Course is the traditional Eastern Florida Online classes without a specific day or time listed, with coursework done when it's convenient for you, by the deadline.
Question 7: When Fall Term classes meet on campus, what safety precautions will be in place? (Updated 5/19/2021)
Class caps will remain in place to create smaller class sizes and allow for social distancing so we can meet your academic needs while protecting your health and well-being.
As of May 19, 2021, masks are now optional at EFSC Campuses and facilities in keeping with CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Those not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are recommended to continue wearing masks, according to CDC guidance. Social distancing protocols remain in place in EFSC Student Services areas and classrooms. Students must follow current safety protocols.
Specific on-campus safety protocols during Fall Term will be based on the CDC and health department guidelines in effect at the time and will be announced closer to the start of fall term.
Question 8: How do I register for Fall courses?
Visit our registration information page for lots of how-to details on the course registration process which began April 19th for Fall Term. That page includes step-by-step photos that show how to register for courses online using the Titan Web section of the myEFSC Student Services Portal.
Before logging in to the myEFSC to register via Titan Web, review course options on the Fall Class Schedule and write down each course's 5-digit CRN number to make registration easier once you log in.
You can also schedule time to talk with your advisor if you need to review your course planning.
Question 9: I need placement testing to be able to finish applying for fall so I can register. How can I do that?
On-campus College Credit Placement Testing via PERT is available, with appointments scheduled through the RegisterBlast system. View more information on PERT and making appointments.
College Credit Placement Testing via the ACCUPLACER Next Generation Exam (equivalent to the PERT) is available for current or prospective EFSC students who need to take a common placement test for college credit coursework placement and prefer a remote, online option. View the Remote ACCUPLACER Exam Request Process. (That page also includes the latest information on placement testing requirements for high school students who want to Dual Enroll starting in the Fall Term).
Important Note: All on-campus placement test appointments are now scheduled via the RegisterBlast online scheduling system. Fee-based exams require credit card payment plus a handling fee at the time the appointment is scheduled with RegisterBlast. Students will have the ability to cancel their test appointment or reschedule up to 24 hours in advance of the test in the self-service system.
Visit our testing options page for more details and links to all testing options.
Question 10: I need the TEAS or TABE test to apply for a Health Sciences, Nursing or Career program. How can I do that?
View the latest details about on-campus or remote options for the TEAS test for healthcare programs.
View the latest information about registering for the TABE for vocational programs that require it.
Also review your specific Heath Science program's web pages for details on that program's testing requirements. Email Health Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the specific program you're interested in.
Question 11: If I want to eventually earn a Bachelor's Degree, can I do that at EFSC or transfer to a university to finish?
Yes. Starting with a two-year Associate's Degree at EFSC is an economical path to a Bachelor's Degree.
The A.A. degree and our Associate in Science Degrees provide transfer options directly into EFSC's Bachelor Degrees. We now offer 25 bachelor specializations in business, teaching, computer technology and healthcare, including a fully online Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs.
Visit the Virtual Bachelor Expo to explore programs through special content and videos available 24/7.
EFSC's general Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree also provides guaranteed transfer to one of Florida's 12 state universities, including UCF. You have the option to earn an A.A. degree through 100% online courses.
Question 12: I am a Dual Enrolled student who is graduating from high school this spring. What are my steps to enroll as an EFSC student for the fall?
If you took at least one Dual Enrollment course at EFSC or at your high school, you do not need to apply to EFSC, as you are already considered a student.
EFSC will accept a copy of your high school diploma to allow you to register for Fall Term. You can upload the document to the Student Document Dropbox following these steps.
You should also do the following:
- Request that your final, official high school transcript with graduation date be sent to EFSC (the Brevard Public Schools system typically does this electronically).
- Submit a Residency Declaration with copies of supporting documents.
- Meet with an advisor to discuss degree requirements and placement testing options. To schedule an advising appointment, log in to the myEFSC portal, then go to the "EFSC Student Applications" section. From the dropdown list, choose and launch "Student Services Appointment."
- If you would like to update your major, submit a Major Change Form via the Student Document Dropbox. As a Dual Enrollment student, your major may have been restricted; upon graduating from high school, you are eligible to select a different major.
- Log in to your myEFSC portal to confirm that your mailing address is accurate. The "Update Address" link is under the "Quick Links" section.
You can also visit our Class of 2021 web page for additional resources.
Question 13: If I am a current Dual Enrolled student, how can I register for Fall Term courses?
Question 14: Can I still apply for high school Dual Enrollment for Fall Term?
High school students can still apply for Dual Enrollment through a process that involves their high school guidance counselor or their parent if they are home-schooled.
Use the links below for information on how to get started, including details on eligibility, the application process, course readiness measures and registration, plus online orientation for prospective Dual Enrollment students:
Question 15: Will I be able to participate in an internship Fall Term?
Reach out to EFSC's internship experts in the Career Planning and Development Center to discuss options. Due to COVID-19, there are more virtual internship opportunities plus face-to-face internships will be available as long as the internship site is open to allowing the in-person experience.
Question 16: Will I be permitted to participate in Service-Learning activities and earn credit for those Fall Term?
The College continues to coordinate service-learning activities, including the ability to earn college credit for volunteer service.
We expect that as the COVID-19 situation improves, more face-to-face opportunities will be available. Community Partner organizations offering face-to-face opportunities are exercising COVID-19 safety protocols.
Question 17: Will there be student life activities on EFSC Campuses this fall?
Based on the improving COVID-19 situation and the increase in vaccinations, we plan to restart in-person student life events. The extent and nature of those events will be decided closer to the start of Fall Term based on the safety protocols in place at the time. You can learn the latest about student events on the Titan Virtual Hub.
Question 18: I prefer Face-to-Face classes because I don't do well in online classes. If my class does move online, what resources are available to help me prepare?
Visit our Resources to Keep Learning page for advice, tips and links to information about making the transition from Face-to-Face classes to learning remotely in an online environment.
Students can also schedule a virtual meeting with an EFSC Success Coach/Advisor, who can help them with the transition to online classes. They are available Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5:30 PM through email, telephone or Live Chat. Get more info about connecting with a Success Coach.
Question 19: What tutoring support will be available for Fall Term courses?
Free tutoring will be available for the EFSC courses you are enrolled in, provided through EFSC's Academic Success Centers (ASC) and Writing Centers, which are located on each of our four campuses. On-campus and virtual tutoring options will be available, with appointments available. Drop-in on-campus tutoring will also return for Fall tem courses. Please visit our website to access our tutoring services.
The Academic Success Centers are ready to help students succeed during this challenging time, so please reach out if you have questions.
Question 20: If I plan to take a grade of Incomplete for Spring Term and want to make it up in the fall, is there a charge for that? What is the process for registering so I am not charged for the class?
Students will not re-register for the class, so there is no cost for making up the coursework. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor to complete the work so the Incomplete grade can be changed.
Question 21: What about hands-on Career and Technical, Health Sciences, Nursing and Public Safety programs this fall?
Students can apply and register for EFSC's hands-on programs that have a fall term start or hold classes in the fall.
Students should visit the web sections using the links below and contact the advisors for each program for specific guidance and assistance with the special application process required for many hands-on EFSC programs.
Question 22: If I want to earn credit via a CLEP test, is that available?
The Assessment Centers are offering College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Dantes Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) by appointment only in a small, socially distanced setting at the Melbourne Campus Assessment Center. See more information on CLEP and DSST test appointments.
Contact CLEP Services directly for an extension on your CLEP test ticket, if already purchased, by emailing email@example.com with "Exam Voucher – Coronavirus" in the subject line – or by calling 800-257-9558.
Question 23: Will I need a parking permit for Fall Term 2021 classes that are on campus?
Yes. Details about pricing and availability of permits for Fall Term and other 2021-2022 academic year terms have been posted. View information on how to purchase a parking decal.
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