International Applicants

a graduating student

Embry-Riddle recognizes the exceptional contributions to our university made by students from around the globe. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our students who come from more than 30 nations. You can expect comprehensive social support from your first day on campus. Also, we will work with you in completing your application materials and find answers for your most pressing questions. 

Admission is open to all qualified applicants without regard to race, gender, creed, color, national origin, age, handicap, or religion. Embry-Riddle is authorized under federal laws to enroll non-resident, non-immigrant students entering the United States on an F-1 Student Visa. 

Instructions

The first step to gaining admission to ERAU-Prescott is by submitting an application to our online system, them submitting the supplemental application information as outlined below: 

Please submit a one-page personal essay that describes your accomplishments thus far and future goals. 

Two letters of recommendation must be submitted. A letter from an academic source is preferred, but a letter from a professional source will also be sufficient. For your convenience, your references may use this form as a template.
  • Official transcripts of all upper secondary or college/university coursework completed must be submitted.
  • To be considered official, these documents should arrive in the ERAU International Student Admissions Office directly from the school you attended in a sealed envelope. 
  • We must receive both original language documents and English translations. 

 

  • If transferring from a college/university outside the United States, you may be required to submit an official credential evaluation completed by a certified credential evaluation company.
  • The International Admissions Office will provide you with further information if this is required. 

(Note: Information in bold only applies to Transfer Students.)

If English is not your native language, submit proof of English proficiency by: 

  • Obtaining a score of 79 on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) or; 
  • Obtaining a score of 6 on the IELTS exam. 

 

Students may also show proof of English proficiency by: 

  • Successful completion of the Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) at the Prescott Campus
  • Transfer students who complete courses at their current college/university which are deemed equivalent to the Embry-Riddle English composition requirements, may submit transcripts showing these courses to fulfill the English proficiency requirement. 

 

  • APPLICANTS FROM MAINLAND CHINA: In order for the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University admissions team to get to know our Chinese applicants better, we have partnered with Vericant. Vericant will conduct video interviews and short writing samples with our applicants in Mainland China. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for our admissions team to review. 
  • The Vericant interview, while not required, will form part of your application package; the interview will help us determine admission decisions for students with low TOEFL or IELTS scores. 
  • The Vericant interview will also be used for students interested in attending the Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS score. 
  • Vericant interviews should be completed not later than July 1. 
  • To learn more about Vericant and to schedule an interview, please visit Vericant's Website
The SAT or ACT is not required for admission as an international student. However, it is recommended that you submit these scores if you have taken one of these exams, particularly if you are interested in seeking a merit-based scholarship. To learn more about international student scholarships, please visit Financial Opportunities for International Students.
All international students must provide a copy of his or her valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.  
  • Proof of funding is not required for admission decisions. However, per federal regulations, proof of funding needs to be received prior to the issuance of any immigration documents. 
  • The proof of funds must be no more than 6 months old and addressed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)-Prescott. It must guarantee the availability of student funds to cover tuition and fees, living expenses (room and board), books, medical insurance, and personal expenses for two semesters (one academic year). 
  • See the Application for Admissions - Affidavit of Financial Support for details on the amount of funding required. 
  • Learn more about estimated costs and tuition
Please submit this Intent to Enroll Form ONLY if you are a sponsored student from your government.

Submitting Admissions Documents

Official transcripts and test scores must be sent directly to ERAU from the institution or testing service. Please send to: 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
International Student Admissions
3700 Willow Creek Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
USA

Otherwise, all supplemental application materials may be emailed to the ERAU-Prescott International Admissions Committee at printadm@erau.edu. Please be sure to include your full legal name and student ID number in all documents and correspondence. Thank you. 

Deadlines

Application Priority Deadline: January 15

Last application date for Fall Semester: July 1