Undergraduate International Admissions Checklist

Application and Application Fee

All applicants must complete an online application and submit a $50 non-refundable fee in U.S. funds.

  • Within 3 business days of fully submitting your application, you will receive an email with your student ID number and instructions for how to activate your ERNIE account. Once your ERNIE account is active, you can submit your required letters of recommendation, copy of your passport, and other supplemental documents to international.admissions@erau.edu. It is important to always include your full name and student ID number on all correspondence. All test scores, transcripts, and foreign credential evaluations must be submitted directly from the testing service or institution. They can be mailed to the following address:

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University International and Graduate Admissions
    600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

Copy of Passport

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.

Recommendation Letter

One letter of recommendation must be submitted. A letter from an academic source is preferred, but a letter from a professional source will also be sufficient. Letters can be submitted via email to international.admissions@erau.edu and may be submitted with this form; please note that the linked form is not required


The SAT and/or ACT scores are optional and must only be submitted if students would like to be considered for scholarships.

Affidavit of Financial Support - required for student visa purposes only

International Students must have sufficient funds for their expenses during the entire period of study, including living costs, travel, and vacation. International Students will have the opportunity to seek part-time jobs on campus to supplement their income.

Sufficient proof of funds are required for all international students who will require an I-20 or DS-2019.

  • The proof of funds must be dated no more than six months before the start of the semester and addressed to Embry-Riddle. It must guarantee the availability of sufficient funds to cover tuition and fees, living expenses (room and board), books, medical insurance, and personal expenses for two semesters. Download the Affidavit of Financial Support and return it with your application.

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, or Cambridge scores. The preferred TOEFL score for admissions is 79 (IBT-Internet based). The preferred IELTS score for admission is 6.0. The preferred Cambridge score is 170. Students scoring below the preferred score may be deferred for enrollment to our Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI). 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:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
1-609-771-7100 (worldwide)

IELTS International Services
825 Colorado Boulevard, Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90041 USA
Telephone: 323-255-2771
Email: ielts@ieltsintl.org

Cambridge English Language Assessment
1 Hills Road
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1223 553997
Email: helpdesk@cambridgeenglish.org

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.

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: Required to have a document-by document evaluation
  • Students with university credit: Required to have a course-by-course evaluation
  • Foreign credential evaluation NOT needed for:
    • Students who have attended an IB Program
    • Students who have attended a high school with U.S. Regional Accreditation
    • Students who have attended an American International School

The report is considered official only if mailed from the agency directly to the ERAU. Embry-Riddle’s preferred foreign credential service is:

World Education Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212-966-6311
Fax: 212-739-6100

Please choose the WES ICAP evaluation.

We also will accept evaluations from the following services: ACEI, ECE, IERF, and Josef Silny & Associates.

International Admissions 

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