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COVID-19 Update: EFSC's Fall Commencement will be virtual, celebrated Dec. 17 online and with drive-through celebrations on each Campus. Spring Term 2021 Classes are open for registration, with plans to increase on-campus courses through expanded Hybrid offerings, with class size limits and safety measures remaining in place to protect against COVID-19. View more details & FAQ. To support Fall Term courses and Spring Term planning, select services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Student Services Guide.

How to Apply for Graduation

 
 
 
 

COVID-19 Update: Fall Graduation

 
 
 
 

Sept. 22 Update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, EFSC will not be holding an on-campus Fall Term Commencement on December 17. Instead, a Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be posted on the college website and social media platforms at noon on Thursday, December 17 to celebrate all fall and summer term graduates. College staff are also planning drive-through celebrations on each campus that same day from 11 AM to 6 PM for graduates and their families to take photos and pick up diploma covers. Visit the Fall 2020 Commencement page for more info and social media graphics. Remember, you must apply to graduate. Questions? Contact us at graduation@easternflorida.edu

To receive your diploma, you must apply for graduation, whether or not you plan to attend the commencement ceremony.

Follow these easy steps to apply:

1. Ensure that you have met all admissions requirements: Submitting all transcripts is an admissions requirement. While students have a one-term grace period if they are not receiving financial aid, they cannot progress without meeting this admissions requirement. Therefore, students cannot graduate without submitting all transcripts from other institutions they have attended.

Exceptions:
    • We will accept a transcript with courses in progress as official for graduation purposes if you are graduating with an associate's degree or lower and the courses are upper level, i.e. we will not transfer them in because they are not applicable to your degree.
    • We will waive the requirement for an official transcript for graduation purposes if you can provide proof that you have only taken upper level courses at the other institution(s) and you are graduating with an associate's degree or lower.

If you have not been in attendance at EFSC for one or more years and do not plan to continue after graduation at EFSC, you will not need to readmit. However, if you wish to take courses after your graduation term and have not been in attendance for one or more years, you must follow the requirements for admission to be reactivated as a student.

2. Apply online! Applying for graduation and paying online is quick and easy. 

  • Log in to myEFSC, then click on the Titan Web icon and under Student Services → Student Records, click on "Apply to Graduate"
  • Be sure to read the important information on each page of the online application before completing.
  • After completing the application, you will receive a confirmation page. Please read this for important information about what happens after applying and ceremony assignment. 
  • Your graduation fee(s) will be assessed within 24 hours. Once the fee is assessed, make payment via your EFSC account. EFSC will not release documents to students who have outstanding financial obligations. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: The online graduation application is closed beginning the week of graduation each term. At that time, only hand-delivered paper applications brought to the Office of the Registrar will be accepted. Payment of graduation fees must be made at the Campus Cashier's office before bringing the application to the Office of the Registrar which is located on the Cocoa Campus, 1519 Clearlake Road, Building 2, Room 202.

For assistance with this process, view the Online Graduation Application Tutorial.

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If you do not apply online, download and complete an Intent to Graduate application form for each degree you plan to receive. Review your degree status using the myGPS worksheet or work with an advisor to ensure you are on track for graduation. Take your signed form to the Cashier and pay the $20 application fee for each degree. If you would like a duplicate diploma, complete the Duplicate Diploma form. There is a $20 fee for each duplicate diploma. Leave the form with the Cashier. It will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing.

3. You will be assessed an additional $20 late fee if you apply to graduate after the deadline, and there is no guarantee your name will appear in the Commencement Booklet.

When your application is received by the Office of the Registrar:

1. You will be sent a notification of receipt to your Office 365 student email account.

2. An official audit of your degree progress will be completed and a status letter will be emailed to your Office 365 student email account.

3. Please read the email carefully. If you have any outstanding documents, financial debts to the college or missing requirements, they must be satisfied by the end of the term or you may not be able to graduate.

4. Check your EFSC email frequently for important information. 

Fall 2020 Candidates for graduation must follow the steps to apply to graduate. Applying online is easiest: view the tutorial for how-to instructions.

  • Mon., Aug. 17 , 2020: Online Graduation System Opens
  • Thurs., Sept. 24, 2020: Graduation Applications Due - Last day to apply and avoid late fee.
  • Fri., Sept. 25, 2020: $20 Late Fee begins for all graduation applications
  • Mon., Dec. 7, 2020: Starting on this date, any candidate who does not want to apply online, must submit their Graduation application via the Student Dropbox. All fees will be assessed within 1 to 2 business days and must be paid prior to any documents being processed and/or released. documents being processed and/or released.
  • Sun., Dec. 13, 2020: Online Graduation System Closes
  • Mon., Dec. 14, 2020: Starting on this date, all Graduation applications must be submitted via the Student Dropbox. All fees will be assessed within 1 to 2 business days and must be paid prior to any documents being processed and/or released. documents being processed and/or released.
  • Please note: Graduation & Late fees are nonrefundable.

Commencement: Thurs., Dec. 17, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a Virtual Commencement Ceremony to celebrate all fall and summer term graduates at noon on Thursday, Dec. 17. There also will be drive-through celebrations on each campus Dec. 17 from 11 AM to 6 PM for graduates and their families to take photos and receive diploma covers. More details will be provided soon.

Watch commencement live webcast & replays


 
 
 
 

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Make sure your current address is on file! The post office will not forward EFSC mail, including diplomas & transcripts.