Transferring to EFSC

You’re in the right section if Eastern Florida State College is not the first college or university you've attended and you now plan to seek a degree or certificate at Eastern Florida. You can check our guidelines for more details on how transfer credits are evaluated by EFSC's Registrar's office. Follow the steps below to apply and enroll in classes at EFSC.

Important Note: The Admissions Team is available to assist you. Stop by Campus for walk-in assistance, or make an appointment to minimize your wait, plus assistance is available by phone at 321-433-7300 and can answer most questions. Visit the Admission's Contact Information page for details, hours and how to make an on-campus appointment or email your questions. Prospective students can also schedule an on-campus, virtual or phone appointment with a recruitment specialist using our Future Student Appointment Scheduler. Also check out our enrollment-related events such as campus tours, open houses and info sessions.

Steps to Enrollment

Step 1:  Explore EFSC Campuses, Deadlines and our Degrees & Programs.

Before you even apply, you want to learn more about EFSC’s four campuses and the degrees and programs that interest you, including Eastern Florida Online programs. Think about your career aspirations and how your course of study can help you achieve your goals. Our interactive Explore Your Options page will help you sort through our degrees and programs.

Visit our EFSC Programs and their Admission Requirements page in the catalog to review each program's testing requirements, whether it's eligible for financial aid, and if it requires an additional application process because of being a limited access program.

Check admissions deadlines for the term you plan to start classes and review the EFSC Academic Calendar for more important dates.

Our Career Planning & Development Centers also are a resource during this stage of planning and throughout your college experience.

Step 2:  Apply for Admission and provide proof of residency.

Note: if you are an International Transfer student, follow the steps for International Students.

EFSC uses a convenient online application system. For determining residency, the Florida Residency Guidelines, will walk you through the process and required Declaration. This same Declaration is used by non-Florida residents to declare that classification. Be sure to follow up and submit the residency supporting documents to the EFSC campus you select as your primary campus. Campus admission office addresses are on the Residency Information sheet and on our main admissions contact page.

You can pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee online by credit card or in person by cash or check. If paying in person you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay the fee by cash or check at a Campus Cashiers office.

Access Eastern Florida's Online Application
Access Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Declaration

Return to your in-progress online application

Please note that application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.

Step 3:  Request that your final, official transcripts from high school and all colleges you previously attended be sent to EFSC.

During the application process, you chose a primary campus as the place you would send most required documents, including final official high school transcripts, GED transcript or Homeschool Graduation Affidavit and residency documents. See the Accepted Students page for more on this requirement.

Final, official college transcripts must come directly from the sending institution and be sent to the EFSC Registrar's Office.

Note: A transcript with courses in progress is not considered a final transcript. Transcripts sent from the student will not be considered as official.

Step 4:  Complete student orientation.

Orientation is mandatory for all transfer students, re-admit students and first-time students, and is recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida and is done through an easy-to-use online system. Orientation should be completed before meeting with an advisor and must be completed to clear the orientation hold that prevents course registration.

Step 5:  Meet with an advisor to determine whether you need Placement Testing.

As a transfer student, you may or may not need Placement Testing to assess your readiness for college.

If you’ve taken the SAT/ACT and your scores are less than two years old or if you’ve completed college level English and math courses from a regionally accredited U.S. institution with a grade of “C” or higher, have your official test score reports and/or official transcripts sent to your primary campus. If you’ve earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, this exempts you from Placement Testing once we’ve received and verified your documentation.

An Academic Advisor can review these issues with you, plus help you develop an educational plan, schedule classes and address other academic concerns. Academic advising is available in the Student Services Center on all campuses on a walk-in basis or by appointment. View advising locations and contacts, including how to make an appointment. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor every term to monitor progress.

To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Catalog Programs & Admissions Requirements. Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit testing, which you can explore at our Placement Testing website.

Step 6:  Apply for Financial Aid.

Once you’ve been accepted as an Eastern Florida State College student, you should start the process of applying for financial aid – and you must reapply each year. Every EFSC student should apply because the only way to find out if you’re eligible is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Explore the Financial Aid section of our site for more information about financial aid and scholarships -- and the steps for applying.

Step 7:  Register for classes, pay your fees, get your Student ID card, parking decal & books.

  • Registering for classes online is the easiest way to go if you do not have any holds on your account. Visit the Class Schedule for current course listings. You can also register for classes in-person at any campus Advising office.
  • Check out the Tuition & Fees section for information on paying fees.
  • Student ID cards are available at any EFSC Campus Security Office for free by presenting your class registration and a photo ID. This ID also will be your library card and replacing a lost card costs $10.
  • A Student Parking Permit is required for if you need to park on any EFSC Campus. The annual cost is $40 (plus tax) for a decal that covers Fall, Spring and Summer terms each academic year and $20 (plus tax) for a decal purchased in a Spring or Summer term that covers both terms. Getting the permit involves a two-step process to generate a temporary permit online and then pick up the permit at your campus security office.
  • EFSC Bookstores offer on-campus service plus online ordering. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of course materials required for each course offered during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore's "Find Course Materials" page, which will include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for each required textbook or other identifying information, the title, all authors listed, publishers, edition number, copyright date and published date. Check with Financial Aid about help paying for books and check the Book Allowance availability schedule.