Students who are ready to graduate must submit an Intent to Graduate Application by the published application deadline during the term in which they plan to graduate. The application form is available online: login to the myEFSC portal, select EFSC Titan Web > Student Services > Student Records > Apply to Graduate.
Degrees are not conferred until all grades have been posted and a final verification of the student’s record is completed by the Office of the Registrar.
Diplomas are mailed six (6) to eight (8) business weeks after the end of the full term.
The College holds two commencement ceremonies for graduating students: one in May and another in December. Students must apply and pay the non-refundable fee(s) for the term in which they wish to graduate. Participation in the ceremony is not required to graduate but all students who wish to graduate and/or participate in the ceremony must make application. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the December ceremony and must notify the Office of the Registrar by the published summer application deadline. Participation in the commencement ceremony does not imply requirements have been met for graduation.
Students who complete their requirements for graduation during the summer will be officially graduated in the summer and the degree or certificate awarded. Diplomas are mailed six (6) to eight (8) business weeks after the end of the full summer term to all graduates (including early summer graduates) without outstanding holds.
Students must be degree-seeking at EFSC and complete a minimum of 25% of the degree/program requirements through traditional coursework taken at EFSC. See specific degree graduation requirements in the programs section of this catalog. Once a degree or certificate has been awarded at EFSC, all coursework leading to that degree or certificate is considered final and not subject to change.
Once an EFSC degree or certificate is awarded, a hold is placed on the student's record. A major change or an EFSC readmit application (applied one or more years ago and have not completed a course in the past year) must be submitted and processed by a campus admissions office in order to register for courses in subsequent terms following the award of a EFSC degree or certificate.
Tutorials are available for how to complete the online application and what to expect at the commencement ceremony on the EFSC graduation website.
Application for Graduation Deadline
To receive a diploma, students must apply and pay the nonrefundable grad fee(s) for graduation, whether or not they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. Applying by the published deadline is important because it is the last day to be eligible for guest tickets, to have candidate’s name in commencement booklet and to avoid the additional nonrefundable $20 late fee.
A non-refundable graduation fee of $20 per degree must accompany the application. The application deadline date is published each term on the EFSC website. If student is applying for an Associate in Science degree that has imbedded College Credit Certificates (CCCs), there is no charge or need to complete an application for the CCC diplomas. If a student wishes to receive certificates prior to completion of the Associate in Science, a separate graduation application and fee must be submitted for each certificate.
Students may still apply for graduation after the published deadline and the EFSC Office of the Registrar will make every effort to process documents as quickly as possible. However, students will be assessed applicable late fee(s) and the Office of the Registrar cannot guarantee that students who submit documents after the deadline will be notified of outstanding graduation requirements.
A non-refundable late fee of $20 will be assessed after the published deadline.
Students who do not complete all graduation requirements in the term of initial application must submit a new Intent to Graduate Application by the published deadline and pay the non-refundable $20 graduation processing fee(s) in the term they complete their requirements.
Tickets for Guests
Tickets are required for family and friends to attend the commencement ceremony due to limited space at the King Center. Each guest, including infants and toddlers, must have a ticket. Each candidate must indicate “Yes”, on the graduation application, to attending the ceremony by the published application deadline to be eligible to receive guest tickets. Summer graduates are invited to participate in the December ceremony and must reserve their guest tickets by the published summer application deadline. Details about tickets are posted on the graduation website each term.
Ticket distribution is based upon the actual number of candidates participating in the ceremony and the seating capacity of the King Center. All seats are general admission.
Duplicate or Replacement Diploma
Duplicate or replacement diploma(s) may be requested at the cost of $20 per diploma. Please note, requests for duplicate or replacement diploma will not be processed until payment has been made. Allow 4 to 6 business weeks for the processing of duplicate/replacement diplomas.
To request a duplicate or replacement diploma, the student must submit the Duplicate or Replacement Diploma Request Form, along with applicable fees, to the Office of the Registrar. Forms may be found on the EFSC website.
Note: Duplicate and replacement diplomas contain verbiage indicating they are not originals.
As of July 1, 2013 all replacement diplomas requested are printed as an Eastern Florida State College diploma. Replacement diplomas for degrees originally conferred before the name change from BCC to EFSC include the statement: “Degree granted by Brevard Community College. This institution officially became Eastern Florida State College on July 1, 2013.”
EFSC will not release diplomas or official transcripts to students who have outstanding financial obligations to the College.
Graduation with Multiple Degrees
Students may earn more than one degree or certificate from EFSC. They may earn only one Associate in Arts degree from public institutions within the state of Florida.
Transcripts From Other Institutions
Students must satisfy all EFSC admissions requirements before they will be awarded a degree from the College. This may include submission of official high school and college transcripts. If the outstanding transcripts or other admissions requirements are not received, the degree will not be awarded.
Non-Degree and Transient Students
Non-degree and transient students must declare a major at EFSC and submit all official transcripts to be able to graduate with a degree/certificate from EFSC. Degrees/certificates will not be awarded to non-degree and transient students.
Students who graduate as members of PTK or with other distinctions such as Honors Program, Citizen Scholar, Veteran, etc. may wear all regalia during the commencement ceremony. Students should obtain the regalia from their sponsor(s) prior to the ceremony.