We are thrilled that you are considering Embry-Riddle as your next educational step! This page will serve as a guide to help you navigate the international undergraduate admissions process.

All applicants must complete the application online and submit a $50 non-refundable fee.

Within three 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 Admissions
1 Aerospace Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900


Deadlines

Semester Admission for
International and Graduate Students:
Fall (August-December) June 1
Spring (January-May) Oct. 1
Summer A (May-June) March 1
Summer B (June-August) March 1

Applications will remain open for one year from the date received. After one year, all applicants are required to re-apply and re-submit all required documentation and meet the admissions criteria in effect at the time of reapplication.

Please note: All materials submitted become the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and cannot be reproduced, returned or forwarded.

Required Documents

All international students must provide a copy of their valid passport for immigration purposes. The passport must be valid for at least six months of the semester to which the student is applying.

We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation. You may use this form that we’ve developed for the convenience of your recommenders. Written letters of recommendation submitted by your references are also acceptable. Letters can be submitted via email to international.admissions@erau.edu

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

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.

Learn more about Proof of Funds.

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 or Cambridge scores. The preferred TOEFL score for admissions is 79 (Internet Based Test [IBT]). The preferred IELTS score for admission is 6.0. The preferred Duolingo score is 105. The preferred Cambridge score is 170.

The following nations recognize English as an official language:

  • Australia
  • Canada (English-Speaking/Outside of Quebec)
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

UK/United Kingdom

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales

Commonwealth Caribbean

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

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)
1-877-0863-3546
www.toefl.org

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

Cambridge English Language Assessment
1 Hills Road
Cambridge
CB1 2EU
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 553997
Email: helpdesk@cambridgeenglish.org
www.cambridgeenglish.org/helpdesk

Duolingo
https://englishtest.duolingo.com/

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 country by 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) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

Next Steps After Admission

  • International students must pay a deposit of $200. This amount is applied directly to the student’s account and will be credited toward tuition.
  • Payment for tuition, fees, housing and meals are due by the established due dates each semester. Acceptable methods of payment are credit cards and checks issued by a U.S. bank and made payable to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  • Other payment options are available through the student accounting department.

All students must complete a Medical Report Form and provide documented evidence of required immunizations for compliance with the University. Questions on health requirements, including important immunization information, can be answered by ERAU Health Services.

This information should be provided directly to:

ERAU Health Services
1 Aerospace Blvd., Building 20
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

A student whose attendance at Embry-Riddle was interrupted is required to apply for re-admission. You are considered a returning student if you have enrolled at another institution without prior written approval, have completed more than 18 semester hours at another institution, have failed to enroll in at least one Embry-Riddle course in any two calendar years or have been suspended from the University. To be re-admitted, you must file a new application for admission with the Office of International Admissions.

Embry-Riddle Language Institute

The ERLI application is intended for non-English speaking students who are looking to enroll in the intensive English program to become proficient in listening, speaking, reading and writing the English language. The application Fee is $50. Please visit the Language Institute (ERLI) page for more information about this program.