College Admissions Requirements by Student Type

First Time in College Student

Student has not previously attended another college or university.

  • Official, final high school transcript indicating receipt of standard high school diploma or equivalent and date of graduation.
  • Placement test scores (ACT/SAT/PERT/Next Generation) less than two years old from term of enrollment or placement testing and developmental education exemption in accordance with s. 1008.30.
  • Initial advising appointment.
  • Complete a student orientation.

Transfer Student without Previous Degree

Student is transferring credits from another college but does not have an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Official, final high school transcript indicating receipt of standard high school diploma or equivalent and date of graduation.
  • Placement test scores (ACT/SAT/PERT/Next Generation) less than two years old from term of enrollment or proof of applicable college-level math and English passed with a grade of "C" or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or the placement testing and developmental education exemption in accordance with s. 1008.30.
  • Official, final college transcripts from all regionally accredited postsecondary institutions attended.
  • Complete a student orientation.

Transfer Student with Previous Degree

Student earned an A.A., A.S., or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution and is now seeking a degree or certificate from EFSC.

  • Official, final college transcripts from all regionally accredited postsecondary institutions for all students pursing a college credit degree/certificate.

Transient Student

Student is currently enrolled in a college degree program at another institution and will transfer courses taken at EFSC back to his or her primary institution.

  • Transient letter or letter of good standing from "home" institution is required.
  • Students attending Florida state schools must apply for transient status via FloridaShines..
  • Transient students are not required to submit official transcripts. Without transient form or letter of good standing listing courses in which student is eligible to enroll, student must provide proof of pre-requisite coursework.
  • Transient students may register for courses in a limited access program, including the BAS degree, only by permission of the program manager or designee.

Readmit Student

Student who applied to EFSC one or more years ago and has not completed a course in the past year.

  • Submit final, official high school and all regionally accredited college transcripts not previously submitted or no longer on file at EFSC.
  • Placement test may be required.
  • Student must meet program admission requirements in effect at time of readmission.
  • Student orientation is required for all students who have not earned an A.A., A.S. degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Non-Degree Seeking

Student  is not seeking a degree or certificate and is taking courses for personal enrichment or job skill improvements only.

  • Non-degree seeking students are limited to a total of 12 credits, after which they must declare a major and meet all applicable admission requirements. Audited courses do not count in credit totals.
  • Student must be a high school graduate with a standard high school diploma or equivalent. Proof of standard high school graduation or high school equivalency diploma is required.
  • Student Orientation is required for all students who have not earned an A.A., A.S., or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Official transcripts are not required for admission as a nondegree seeking student; however, if student decides later to switch to a degree program, transcripts and other admissions documents will be required at that time.
  • Upon receipt of an official transcript from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution with an A.S. degree or higher, a non-degree seeking student will be eligible to take unlimited credits.
  • Non-degree seeking students must meet all the same pre and co-requisite standards for course enrollment as degree seeking students, which may create a need for transcripts.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and do not take the college placement test.

Bachelor Student

Student earned an Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution and and is now seeking a bachelor degree.  Additional admission requirements may apply based on program.

  • Official, final college transcripts from all regionally accredited postsecondary institutions attended.
  • Students with an international degree must submit a degree evaluation completed by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or other College-approved organization and will be required to submit official test scores.
  • Complete a student orientation session.
  • Initial advising appointment with bachelor’s program advisor.

Dual Enrollment Student

EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program enables qualified public, private, and home school students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and in grades 6-9 by exception to enroll in selected college courses while earning a high school diploma. Dual enrollment candidates must:

  • Contact the school guidance counselor to determine eligibility.
  • Submit the online EFSC Application for Admission.
  • Complete a dual enrollment orientation.
  • Submit an official high school transcript if attending a public or private school.
  • Provide official scores from a state-approved college placement test, such as the ACT, CPT, PERT, Next Generation or SAT if registering for a college credit class.