Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
- Are there scholarships available and how do I apply for them?
Each student is reviewed for scholarships automatically based on anything submitted during the application process. This includes school transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and the optional resume.
- Does ERAU take AP or IB credit?
Both AP and IB classes are accepted and transferred in provided the following:
- AP credit will be transferred in as either 3 or 6 credits toward your degree program if you score a 3 or higher on the AP exam.
- IB SL and HL credit will be given if you score a 4 or higher in some tests or a 5 or higher in other tests.
For specific required test scores and credit amounts, contact the ERAU admissions office.
- Do I need to write an essay?
An essay is not required for admission to ERAU. As another option, resumes are optional as well but will help much more within the admissions process for obtaining scholarships.
- How can I get more information sent to me?
For more information please complete the information request form.
Also, feel free to download our Embry-Riddle ViewBook for an in-depth look at the University.
- How do I apply and what is required?
The admissions process requires that the following be submitted:
- Application (You also have the option to apply online)
- Transcripts (Sent directly from your High School or other Institution)
- SAT and/or ACT scores (Sent directly from the testing service)
- 2 Letters of Recommendation (Teacher, boss, flight instructor, etc.)
- Optional essay or Resume
- $50 Application Fee
- For detailed information on International Student procedures please review the International Student application process
Once all documents have been received, an admissions decision can be made.
- How do I apply to the University as a transfer student?
The admissions process is the same except in the case that if you have over 30 credits at another institution we will not require that you take the ACT or SAT or that you turn in any high school transcripts. Most admissions decision can be based on the level of classes you take for English and Math.
- How do I get Financial Aid?
Financial aid is available for all students from various sources. The best way to qualify for these funds is to first fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA becomes available January 2nd of the year in which you intend to start college. Award notifications (notification of scholarships, grants, and government loan opportunities) take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks after FAFSA submittal. For more information, please contact our financial aid office.
- How much does it cost to attend Embry-Riddle?
Go to our costs page to see current tuition and fees.
- What are your deadlines?
ERAU admissions is a rolling, ongoing process. You can technically apply to the school and be accepted up to the day that school starts (not recommended). Scholarships and housing are on a first come, first served basis. Below are other important "priority" dates:
- January 2nd - First day FAFSA becomes available for all students entering school that year
- May 1st - Tuition Deposit Deadline for Fall Semester
- What classes are required in High School in order to be accepted?
In order to apply at the University, students applying from High School must have had:
- 4 years of English
- 2 or more years of a lab science (Chemistry, Physics, etc)
- 3 or 4 years of Math
- Technical Majors - Math up to at least Pre-Calculus
- Non-Technical Majors - Math up to at least Algebra II
- What is the application process if I am not a U.S. Citizen?
The admissions process for international students is the same except it has some additional requirements:
- SAT test scores are not required but HIGHLY recommended
- Copies of transcripts from any school or institution must be official
- If English is not your primary language, you must take the TOEFL and score a 79 or higher on the internet-based test or at least a 6 on the IELTS
- International students must provide proof of funding for the 1st year of schooling
- What is your admissions decision based on?
An admissions decision is based on the "Whole-Person" concept where everything that you submit in the application process is reviewed and used to make a final decision. This includes the following:
- Transcripts from high school or another institution
- Class Rank
- Types of classes taken (related to your degree interest)
- AP, IB, and honors classes
- Overall school grade trend
- SAT/ACT scores
- Letters of Recommendation
- Extracurricular Activities
- Leadership Experience
- Resume (Optional)
- Essay (Optional)
- Flight experience (Optional)
- Transcripts from high school or another institution
- What kind of grades and test scores do I need to get in?
ERAU does not have required minimums at this time. Below are the averages for an accepted student.
- Average GPA: 3.52 (out of 4.0)
- Average SAT: 1160 (Math and Reading sections only)
- Average ACT: 24
- Which classes should I take at the community college I attend?
Transfer guides are available for many institutions but as a rule of thumb, just remember that the more basic classes such as English, Math, Speech, Psychology, etc. have a much better chance at transferring in than others.
Please see our transfer page to see if your school has an available online transfer guide. If you are unable to find your school, call the admissions office to see if a paper version is available for your school or if you would like to create a Transfer Admissions Agreement (TAA).
- Will my credits from another institution transfer over?
In most cases, ERAU does its best to transfer as many credits into the university as possible. Classes will only be transferred in if they are deemed by our records office and faculty as equivalent classes required for degree completion, including open electives.
Upon acceptance, the records office will automatically do a transfer credit evaluation and mail the student a copy.