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 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.
  • 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
    • 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/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. 

      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
      CB1 2EU
      United Kingdom
      Tel: +44 1223 553997
      Email: helpdesk@cambridgeenglish.org


  • Official Transcript
    • 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, 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 Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).

  • 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
  • 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
      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, 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.