International: How to enroll

The enrollment process at Eastern Florida State College is unique for International students. The steps vary based on the type of visa you plan to hold during your time at the College.

If you plan to enter and study in the United States as an international student with an F-1 student visa, click here for custom F-1 enrollment steps. If you have a Visitor’s Visa (B Visa) you must also apply using the F-1 Student Visa enrollment steps in order to study in the U.S.

Click here to learn more about non-immigrant visa categories and who can study in the United States.

If you currently maintain a non-immigrant visa status other than F-1 or B Visa, please follow the enrollment steps below. You can contact an International Student Advisor for assistance — we're here to help.

Non F-1: Click step for details

Step 1:  Explore EFSC campuses 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. 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. You can also view a full list of our Degree and Certificate programs.

It's important to review the admission requirements for each program as well since some are limited access and may require an additional application.

Step 2:  Apply for admission and provide proof of residency

International students who wish to apply to EFSC must complete the online application and pay the one-time, non-refundable $30 application fee.

Apply now: Online EFSC Application
View "How to Apply Online" Help PDF
Check the status of your completed online application or return to your in-progress online application

Residency Documentation: The application, in combination with the Florida Residency Guidelines, will walk you through the process and required residency declaration. This same form 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.

Access Florida Residency for Tuition Purposes Declaration

Step 3:  Submit documentation that you have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and any U.S. college transcripts

Submit official secondary school transcripts (academic records), graduation certificate, and/or exam results (if applicable). Read more information on international high school transcript evaluation. All documents not in English must be submitted with certified English translations. For English translation, you can use any official service in your home country or translation services in Florida.

Please see our document requirements by country list for more information. If your country is not listed or you have questions regarding documentation requirements, please contact

Also submit Official College Transcript(s) for all U.S. regionally accredited colleges or universities you have attended prior to EFSC.

**International (Non-U.S.) College Transcripts (optional) - Students who have completed college level coursework in other countries are not required to submit transcripts. However, in order to receive credit from an international post-secondary institution evaluated for transfer to EFSC, students must submit an original course-by-course evaluation completed by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (

Step 4:  Complete assessment and placement testing

To determine if your degree or certificate program requires placement testing, please review the EFSC Program & Admission Requirements.

You can also find information about Placement Testing requirements for college credit courses in that section of our website.

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 with a grade of “C” or higher, have your official test score reports and/or official transcripts sent to your primary campus.

If you do not have test scores or prior college experience, Eastern Florida offers College-Credit and Vocational Credit testing. You’ll find lots of resources for test preparation.

Step 5:  Complete an orientation session and meet with an advisor

General orientation is mandatory for all first time in college students, transfer students, re-admit students, non-degree students who have not earned an associate degree or higher and recommended for all students. It’s an introduction to life at Eastern Florida. Click here for in-person Orientation Session dates and information about an online option.

As a first time in college student, you're required to meet with an academic advisor to develop a personalized academic plan and it's recommended for all students to meet with an advisor regularly to stay on track.

To schedule your advising appointment using our online system, login to the myEFSC Portal, then go to the EFSC Student Applications Section (found in the left column of myEFSC in desktop computer view) and from the drop-down list choose and launch "Student Services Appointments." You may also call 321-632-1111 to schedule an appointment and walk-in appointments are welcome at the EFSC Advising Offices. Students and advisors will have more time to interact during non-peak registration times.

Step 6:  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 or if it's not your first time registering with an advisor. 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 $40, plus tax – click here for information on where and how to obtain a permit.
  • Bookstores are located on all four campuses. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class for each term, EFSC posts a list of each textbook required for each course offered at the institution during the upcoming term. You can find the list at the bookstore website's "Find Textbooks" 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.

International Online Application

Associate International Checklist

International Transcript Information

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Application Deadlines

For Prospective F-1 Visa Students

Term Outside the U.S. Inside the U.S.
June 15 July 15
Oct. 15 Nov. 15
Feb. 15 Apr. 15

The application deadline is the date the online application AND all supporting documents must be received by the College in order to process your admission for the desired term. Applications received after the deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Contact for information

View deadlines for all other non-immigrant visa holders (not F-1)