Where can an EFSC degree take you?
Eastern Florida State College offers a high quality education close to home — then once you earn your associate's degree you can transfer to the college or university of your choice to complete a bachelor's degree (or stay right here at EFSC as a junior in our new bachelor's programs).
The general Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is the best choice to transfer directly into most bachelor programs, but our Associate in Science degrees also provide transfer options, especially directly into EFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science four-year degrees. Eastern Florida has prepared Transfer GPS: Graduation Pathway for Success for the most popular bachelor programs. Each Transfer GPS outlines recommended coursework while completing your A.A. that would best prepare you to transfer into your intended four-year program.
Eastern Florida has a collection of articulation agreements in place, the formal documents that spell out the transfer process after getting an EFSC degree. Plus below is a general look at your transfer options with a two-year degree. FloridaShines, the state's online college advising and records system and a service of the Florida Virtual Campus, also provides invaluable resources on your transfer rights.
Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Florida
Eastern Florida State College now offers 24 bachelor degree specializations in high-demand career fields. Explore the Bachelor's Degree options that provide a lower-cost option to earn the higher degree often needed for career advancement.
Direct Connect to UCF
EFSC partners with the University of Central Florida to offer DirectConnect to UCF,
which provides guaranteed entry* to UCF for Eastern Florida A.A. graduates. (*Consistent
with university policy. Limited- and restricted-access UCF programs may require an
additional admission process and prerequisites). Complete the DirectConnect to UCF "Get Started" form and a UCF Connect specialist will contact you to schedule an appointment with a UCF
Success Coach. Also ask about an agreement that can put EFSC A.A. degree students
on course for automatic acceptance into nine engineering tracks within UCF’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Florida Tech Track
Florida Institute of Technology is a top-ranked national research university located
in Melbourne, FL just a short drive from all of EFSC’s campuses. The university’s
EFSC – Florida Tech Track is a dual-admission program designed to help Florida high
school graduates pursue an Associate in Arts degree from EFSC followed directly by
a bachelor’s degree at Florida Tech. This program is open to all majors, and transfer scholarships up to Florida Tech’s full tuition are available to students who qualify. EFSC students
interested in civil, chemical and ocean engineering degrees at Florida Tech may also
explore the FITS-STEM scholarship program, which provides up to $10,000 per year for a two-year period, based on financial
need. An agreement also gives students in EFSC’s Organizational Management Bachelor
of Applied Science program a path into Florida Tech’s SmartTrack MBA program when they reach senior level and maintain a 3.4 GPA. Florida Tech encourages all
EFSC students who plan to continue their studies as a transfer student to contact
our transfer admission counselors, visit campus, and apply. To ease the process for transfers from EFSC, Florida Tech’s course conversion charts are based on the EFSC common course numbering system.
Florida Public Universities
In what's referred to as the 2+2 system, the State of Florida guarantees that students
who complete their A.A. degree here at EFSC can apply to earn a bachelor’s degree
from one of Florida's 12 state universities. Transfer or articulation agreements and the state's transfer process protect the credits earned by students during their freshman and sophomore years at Florida colleges
such as EFSC. Acceptance at a student's first-choice university is not guaranteed
as colleges within Florida's universities have their own acceptance requirements.
Be sure to review the catalog of the university you're interested in and check with
its admissions team to be sure you will meet its requirements.
Students interested in transferring to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) should visit that state university's Transfer Services Website as soon as possible while an EFSC A.A. student so they can receive customized FAMU advising. They can also sign up for FAMU's IGNITE program, available to students before they have earned 30 credits at EFSC.
Florida Private Universities
Through statewide agreements, once you've earned your A.A. degree, articulation agreements and the Florida College and University system's transfer process protect your credits earned at EFSC so you can continue your education at articulated private institutions.
Since Eastern Florida State College is regionally accredited, most courses will transfer
to colleges and universities across the United States. As you plan your next steps,
check the admission's guidelines at the institution you're interested in and follow
their process for transfer students.
A Wise Decision
"The DirectConnect application process took almost no effort. Plus, smaller class sizes at EFSC certainly helped ease me into the academic lifestyle. It was like learning to swim first in a small pond before jumping headfirst into the ocean. I am now a competent, well- prepared UCF student thanks to my time at EFSC."