Paralegal Studies Application Process
All Paralegal Studies applicants must be current EFSC students and satisfy the program entrance requirements outlined below. Following the application deadline each term, applicants will be notified through their official EFSC student email of their status in the Paralegal Studies program.
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Check Deadlines & Work with Advisor
The paralegal program can be started in Fall or Spring Term each year. View the College's Academic Calendar for upcoming term dates. Students should apply by the Priority Application Deadline for the term in which they wish to start.
Because this is a limited access program with many variables and a special application
requirement, it's important for prospective students to receive advising from the
program advisor, Michelle Herrnkind. Request a Paralegal Studies Advising Appointment. Please note that an appointment is not necessary to apply for the program unless you
require additional information about the program.
Paralegal Program Specialist
Building 8, Room 201-Q
Apply for General Admission to Eastern Florida State College
Complete and properly submit the application for general admission to Eastern Florida State College. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee for admission that must be submitted at the time of application to the college. This application is available online. Complete all general admissions requirements with the main EFSC Admissions office.
Please note that applications are processed in the order they were received and application processing time may take up to seven days. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.
NOTE: This step pertains ONLY to those students who are not currently enrolled with the college. If you’re a returning/readmit student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year, you must re-apply and can do so online and will not be charged the general EFSC application fee.
Verify General Admissions Requirements
ALL OFFICIAL college and/or high school transcripts or GED scores must be sent to:
College Admissions Office
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Verify with the Admissions Office that you have met all College Admissions requirements.
Check for Registration Holds that may prevent you from registering for courses. Click to learn more about how to clear holds.
Complete Online Application for the Paralegal Program
After you have received your general EFSC Admissions Acceptance letter or if you are a current EFSC student, complete the online Public Safety Institute Application. Your general admissions acceptance letter will include your Student ID number and password required to access your myEFSC account so you can log in and submit the limited access Public Safety application. The limited access application is in addition to the general application and MUST be properly submitted by the application deadline.
An UNOFFICIAL copy of each college transcript is required with the program application. Unofficial EFSC transcripts can be accessed via FloridaShines.
There is a $25 non-refundable fee for the Public Safety application which can be paid through your myEFSC online account or at a campus cashier's office no later than the application deadline.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
- April 20, 2020 for Summer Term 2020 starting May 18, 2020
- July 16, 2020 for Fall Term 2020 starting mid-August 2020 (exact start date pending final state approval of the 2020-21 Academic Calendar)
Submit Essay and Complete In-Person Interview
Submit an essay on the following topic: "Why am I choosing to become a Paralegal?" The essay should be typed and one page in length.
Applicants must submit the essay to the Paralegal Studies Advising Office by the application deadline. It can be sent or dropped off at EFSC Melbourne Campus, Building 8, Room 201-Q, 3865 N. Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule an in-person interview using the online appointment system.
Once you've applied, the program coordinator will contact you to schedule a Fingerprinting/Background Screening appointment, which is performed in Building 8 on EFSC's Melbourne Campus.
This service costs $65 and is payable by Money Order only to Brevard Police Testing Center.