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 Embry-Riddle Prescott is by submitting an application to our online system, then submitting the supplemental application information as outlined below:
All International undergraduate applicants who have any educational experience outside the United States may be required to provide an official evaluation in English including the cumulative grade-point average. High school students are required to have a document-by-document evaluation. Students with university credit are also required to have a course-by-course evaluation. Students who have not taken college courses or who have taken less than 30 hours of college coursework must submit an official high school transcript from all high schools attended.
Foreign credential evaluations are not needed for the following students: students who have attended an IB Program, students who have attended a high school with U.S. Regional Accreditation or students who have attended an American International School.
The evaluation must be certified by one of the Foreign Credential Evaluation Services (FCE) approved by Embry‑Riddle. A fee is charged for the translation service and must be paid by the applicant directly to the FCE. The evaluation must include: US degree equivalency, GPA and a copy of the foreign transcript.
If a student has earned college credit (either transfer or advanced standing) that is indicated on the foreign credential evaluation as meeting the requirements for an undergraduate degree it will be reviewed for applicability toward an ERAU degree.
Educational systems differ from country to country. The following services are versed in providing a comparison of a country’s education system to the system in the United States. This comparison includes education levels, credits and grades.
The report is considered official only if mailed from the agency directly to ERAU. We accept evaluations from the following agencies:
ECE, IEE, IERF, Josef Silny & Associates, World Education Services and SpanTran. Admissions also reserves the right to accept foreign credential evaluations from current members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
To be admitted into a degree program, international students who will not be graduating from an English educational system within the last two years, or for whom English is not the primary language, must submit official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, Cambridge or EIKEN scores. The preferred TOEFL score for admissions is 79 (IBT, internet-based). The preferred IELTS score for admission is 6.0. The preferred Duolingo score is 105. The preferred Cambridge score is 170. The preferred EIKEN score is PRE-1.
Students scoring below the preferred score may be deferred for enrollment to our Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI). In order to be accepted into the ERLI program, you need a minimum TOEFL score of 40 (IBT, internet-based) or a minimum IELTS score of 5.0. Admission to ERLI does not guarantee admission to an Embry-Riddle degree program. Admissions also encourages all applicants for whom English is not the primary language spoken at home to consider taking the SAT I to supplement their language proficiency exam scores. This additional information will aid the university in accurately assessing verbal skills.
For more information about testing dates and locations contact:
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
IELTS International Services
825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90041 USA
Cambridge English Language Assessment
1 Hills Road
Tel: +44 1223 553997
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 completed equivalency of our COMM 122 English Composition course at a U.S. college or university with a grade of "C" or better.
- The student has recommendation from Embry-Riddle’s Language Institute (ERLI).
- 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.
Both AP and IB classes are accepted and transferred in, provided the following guidelines.
Advanced Placement (AP)
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.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
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.
Cambridge AS/A-Level Exams
Submitting Admissions Documents
Official transcripts and test scores must be sent directly to Embry-Riddle 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 submitted through this Secure Upload Link. Please be sure to include your full legal name and student ID number in all documents and correspondence. Thank you.
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