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 nearly 40 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. 


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: 

  • 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. 

There are some cases in which the TOEFL exam will be waived. They include:

  • The student attended an American or International school for a minimum of two years where the primary language of instruction is English.
  • The student attended a U.S. high school and took mainstream English courses for two years.
  • The student attended secondary school for two years in a country where English is the primary language and used for all instruction.
  • The student attended a U.S. college or university for at least two years – depending on the initial language requirements for that school.
  • The student completed an IB (International Baccalaureate) English course of one year in length.
  • Other tests of English language will be accepted if they are national or international exams.
  • The student has recommendation from Embry-Riddle’s Language Institute.
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

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


Application Priority Deadline: January 15

Last application date for Fall Semester: July 1