International Undergraduate Admissions

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.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding Fall 2020 enrollment for newly admitted international students and continuing international students can be found here

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

    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 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
    600 S. Clyde Morris 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.
  • 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 and may be submitted with this form; please note that the linked form is not required.
  • SAT/ACT Score
    • The SAT and/or ACT scores are optional and must only be submitted if students would like to be considered for scholarships.
  • Proof of Funds - 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.
    • Learn more about Proof of Funds.
  • English Language Requirement
    • 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.

      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

      Cambridge English Language Assessment
      1 Hills Road
      CB1 2EU
      United Kingdom
      Tel: +44 1223 553997


  • Official Transcript
    • 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 are required to have a document-by document evaluation.  Students with university credit are also required to have a course-by-course evaluation.

      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, 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, IEEJosef Silny & Associates, and SpanTran Pathway.
  • Tuition Deposit
    • 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.
  • Visa for International Students
    • Learn how to obtain a visa.
  • Health Requirements
    • 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
      600 S. Clyde Morris 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, fail 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.