FAQ for International Students
Applications are accepted up to one year prior to the intended entering semester. All applicants are encouraged to send applications and credentials as early as possible. Early applicants increase their chance of admission to competitive programs and can enhance the probability of locating a residence hall room.
- You will receive an email that will include your student ID number and a list of the required documents. You will need to create an ERNIE account in order to check your application status and receive email updates.
- Once we have received all the required documents, your file will be complete and submitted for review.
- The review may take up to three weeks.
- Once your file is reviewed, you will be notified in regards to the outcome. If you are admitted into the university, you will receive instructions on how to get your I-20, letter of acceptance and admission's package mailed to you.
Admission decisions are based on an applicant’s academic credentials and proficiency in English. For an applicant who requires a student visa, the ability to finance his or her education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is also considered. If a student is academically admissible to a degree program, the admissions committee then determines how academically strong the student is compared to other applicants.
No, it is not required for international students; however, it is highly recommended that all freshman applicants take the examination. High scores will enhance the student’s chance of admission. Also, an SAT or ACT score is required to be considered for the Embry-Riddle Scholarship Program.
All documents, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, test scores and financial affidavits, must be originals or notarized copies. In addition, notarized or attested English translations of foreign transcripts are required. Facsimiles (fax) or photocopies are not acceptable. Please note that all materials submitted become the property of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and cannot be reproduced, returned, or forwarded.
If you have attending high school or a university within the United States, official transcripts must be sent directly from the school to Embry-Riddle.
All International undergraduate and graduate applicants who have any educational experience outside the United States are required to provide an official course-by-course evaluation in English including the cumulative grade point average. 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 (WES). A fee is charged for the evaluation service and must be paid by the applicant directly to the FCE.
World Education Services, Inc.
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
You will need to complete and return a matriculation form and a U.S. $200 tuition deposit by the reply date specified in your letter of admission. If for some reason you are denied a student visa, your $200 will be refunded in full.
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 recommendation from Embry-Riddle’s Language Institute.
Before you leave home, make sure you have completed the required medical report form. In addition, you must provide proof of required immunizations and a recent tuberculosis test. Please return all documents to ERAU Health Services. The policy is in force to protect you and the health of all students. Students who fail to comply will have a medical hold placed on their class registration and may be denied attendance pending completion of the requirements.
All students are required to carry health insurance during their enrollment at Embry-Riddle. The university offers international student health coverage that covers most illnesses and injuries. These students should contact International Students Services regarding insurance requirements and waiver options at 386-226-6579.
In most cases the interview will be very brief. There are three important points considered: Do you have the academic base to prepare you for admission to the university? To demonstrate your academic ability, bring your transcripts, results from the SAT, projected marks, recommendation letters from teachers, if possible, and your acceptance letter. All of these will help assure that you are prepared. Are you able to pay the expenses of attending the university? It is advisable to have copies of the financial information you sent us, and any additional documentation that may prove you have the ability to pay for your education. If your parents are your sponsors, then bringing information and documents about their financial positions may be helpful. Do you have definite plans to return home when you graduate from Embry-Riddle? Ways to help prove this may include documents that show that your family owns property or a business. It may be helpful to think of career opportunities you hope to develop in your home country with the degree you will be earning. Try to remain calm during the interview, and listen and respond carefully to the questions the embassy official may ask. You may find that none of the above materials are necessary, but if asked, it is good to be able to supply them.
F-1 students holding a valid Embry-Riddle I-20 and enrolled in classes are eligible to work on the campus.
You will receive an email that will include your student ID number and a list of the required documents. Once we have received all the required documents, your file will be complete and submitted for review. The review may take up to three weeks.
Once your file is reviewed, you will be notified in regards to the outcome. If you are admitted into the program, you will receive instructions on how to get your I-20, Letter of Acceptance and Admission's Package mailed to you.