Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
Each student is reviewed for scholarships automatically based on everything submitted during the application process. This includes school transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation and the optional resume.
Both AP and IB classes are accepted and transferred in provided the following:
Our University offers Advanced Placement (AP) credit toward a degree to those students who submit official test scores of 3, 4, or 5 on any examination. How much credit awarded depends on which exams are taken, the scores, and their relevance to the specific Embry-Riddle degree program.
- 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. View IB Credit Guidelines.
For specific required test scores and credit amounts, contact the ERAU admissions office at either 928-777-6600 or by firstname.lastname@example.org
The undergraduate admissions process requires that the following must be submitted:
- Application (You also have the option to apply online)
- Transcripts (Sent directly from your High School or other Institution)
- Two Letters of Recommendation (Teacher, boss, Flight Instructor, etc.)
- Optional essay or resume
- Optional SAT and/or ACT scores (Sent directly from the testing service)
- $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.
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 decisions can be based on the level of classes you take for English and Math.
Visit our Prescott Campus Undergraduate admissions pages for more.
ERAU undergraduate 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 dates:
- October 1st — First day FAFSA becomes available for all students entering school that year.
- May 1st — Tuition deposit deadline for the fall semester.
In order to apply at the University, students applying from High School must have had:
- 4 years of English
- 2 or more years of lab science (Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
- 3 or 4 years of Math
- Technical Majors — Math up to at least Precalculus
- Non-Technical Majors — Math up to at least Algebra II
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 first year of schooling
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
- Extracurricular Activities
- Leadership Experience
- Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
- SAT/ACT scores (Optional)
- Resume (Optional)
- Essay (Optional)
- Flight experience (Optional)
ERAU does not have required minimums at this time. Below are the averages for an accepted student.
- Average GPA: 3.73 (out of 4.0)
- Average SAT: 1213 (Math and Reading sections only)
- Average ACT: 26
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 you school or if you would like to create a Transfer Admissions Agreement (TAA).
In most cases, ERAU does its best to transfer as many credits into the University as possible. Credits will only be transferred if they are deemed by our Records Office and faculty as equivalent classes required for degree completion. This includes open electives.
Upon acceptance, the Records Office will automatically do a transfer credit evaluation and mail the student a copy.
Visit our Transfer Page for more.