International Applicants

International Undergraduate Applicants

Embry-Riddle is authorized under federal laws to enroll non-immigrant alien students.  An international applicant is defined as a nonresident, non-immigrant applicant entering the United States on a non-tourist visa (typically a F-1 or a J-1 visa).

The following items must be provided:

  1. Application Form and Deposit
    Completed application form and $50 application fee (nonrefundable).
  2. Transcripts
    For schooling within the United States, an official copy of upper secondary school academic records (must be sent directly from the school to Embry-Riddle). These records must arrive in the Admissions Office in the original envelope with an unbroken seal to be considered official.
  3. Standardized Test Scores
    The SAT I: Reasoning Test or the ACT is strongly recommended for admission. Standardized test results are required if a student would like to be considered for a potential merit scholarship and are always reviewed in conjunction with a student's academic record and are never the sole factor used to determine eligibility. For information about the SAT/ACT test dates and locations please contact
         SAT, http://www.collegeboard.com, (212) 713-8000
         ACT, http://www.act.org, (319) 337-1270
  4. Language Proficiency
    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 or IELTS, or Cambridge scores. The preferred TOFEL score for admissions is 213 (computer based), 550 (paper based), or 79 (IBT-Internet based). The preferred IELTS score for admission is 6.0. Cambridge English with a score of 170 or higher. 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 TOEFL score. This additional information will aid the University in accurately assessing verbal skills. For more information about test dates and locations contact:
         TOEFL Services, http://www.toefl.org, 1-(609) 771-7100 (worldwide), 1-(877) 863-3546
         IELTS International Services, http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx, (323) 255 2771
         ERLI Embry-Riddle Language Institute, http://db.erau.edu/erli, (386)226-7614, info below
  5. Foreign Credential Evaluation
    Transcripts from international postsecondary institutions within the United States - An official copy of record of study, grade obtained, examinations passed, and any diplomas, certificates, or degrees received at all secondary, postsecondary, university, and professional schools attended must be sent directly to Embry-Riddle by the school. These records must arrive in the Admissions Office in the original envelope with an unbroken seal to be considered official. All International undergraduate and graduate applicants who have any educational experience outside the United States may be required to provide an official course-by-course evaluation in English including the cumulative grade point average. The evaluation must be certified by the Foreign Credential Evaluation Services (FCE) and sent directly to Embry-Riddle. A fee is charged for the evaluation service and must be paid by the applicant directly to the FCE. Please note that all materials submitted become the property of the FCE/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and cannot be reproduced, returned, or forwarded.  We prefer all applicants use the foreign credential services provided by World Education Services.  We also will accept evaluations from the following services: ECE, IERF, and Josef Silny & Associates.
         World Education Services (WES), http://www.wes.org/educators/icap.asp
         (800) 937-3898 -or- (212) 966-6311, email: info@wes.org
  6. I-20 Requirements for International Students.
    Upon application, international students must submit the following:
    1. Affidavit of Financial Support for International Students (download from the website http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/admissions/international/index.html)
    2. Supporting bank letter verifying appropriate funds on deposit.* This amount will reflect the amount needed to cover tuition, fees, books, health insurance, and living expenses for one year, plus $4,000 for each accompanying dependent. In the case of sponsored students, an official notification of public or private sponsorship will take the place of a bank letter. A University assistantship contract does not relieve a student from the requirement to provide both a financial affidavit and a supporting bank letter, unless waived by the appropriate University official. International students must be fully prepared upon arrival on campus to meet all normal living expenses and manage their finances for the period of time required to complete the degree.*
    3. At least 30 days prior to matriculation, students accepted for admission must submit a $200 advance tuition deposit. The deposit will be held in the student’s account for one year and will be credited toward tuition during the first semester of attendance. After one year, if the student has not matriculated, the deposit is forfeited.
    4. The I-20 will be issued to the student upon acceptance to the University, once all required documentation has been received.
    5. The I-20 Form must be in the student’s possession before departure and presented to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary entry visa before departure to the United States.
      These rules and procedures apply equally to international students already studying in the United States who wish to transfer to ERAU or wish to pursue a master's degree or doctoral degree at Embry-Riddle. The only exception is that they must follow the procedures required by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to obtain approval for the transfer. Students should seek the assistance of the inter­national student advisor at their current university to assist them with the transfer procedures. Transfer students should contact their current school’s International Student Service Office and request that their SEVIS record be released to Embry-Riddle at the end of their last semester at their current school. This will allow our admissions office to issue a new I-20.
  7. Immunization Record
    Provide documentation of immunity to vaccine-preventable diseases as described in material sent from the University. At enrollment, all students from areas determined to be endemic or at high risk for tuberculosis will be required to have a tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux test) and additional medical follow-up as needed and directed by the campus Health Services Office.
  8. FAA Medical Certificate
    All flight students must provide an FAA Medical Certificate, Class I or II, at least 60 calendar days before the desired enrollment date. Students who do not have access to an FAA-approved physician may take this exam after arriving in the United States.  International students desiring flight programs will be required to complete federal screening procedures where applicable.**

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


See application for specific dollar amount requirement.


Specifics will be provided during application process.


SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System consisting of a governmental computerized system to maintain and manage data related to foreign students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States. This system allows for real-time access to this information and assists colleges and universities in ensuring that students comply with the terms of the visas. For more information about SEVIS and visa requirements, please refer to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Web site at http://www.ice.gov/sevis/.

Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI)

The Embry-Riddle Language Institute is an intensive English program providing English language instruction and cultural orientation to non-native speakers of English.  Most of our students plan to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, but we also welcome others who want only to improve their English language ability.  If you desire to become more proficient in listening, speaking, reading, and writing the English language, this intensive English program is for you.  Students who wish to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University can be granted conditional acceptance pending completion of our program and/or a passing TOEFL or IELTS score, assuming they meet all other University admission requirements.  Concurrent enrollment in ERLI and the University are also available for eligible students.  

For more information, please contact:

Embry-Riddle Language Institute
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Phone:  (386) 226-7614
Email:  erli@erau.edu
Website:  http://db.erau.edu/erli