Computer Requirements and Email

Computer Use

Each student must have access to a computer, and any course offered may require computer-based work.  Students are also required to have access to a broadband Internet connection to access e-mail, online course materials, library databases, ERAU's Intranet, and the World Wide Web.  Productivity software such as word processing and presentation software must be installed and certain courses may require access to spreadsheet or other software.  It is the responsibility of each student to ensure his or her access to a computer with the required software. 

Review the computer requirements for Worldwide students and faculty.

ERAU Student Email Account

ERAU issues both an email and Embry-Riddle Network for Information Exchange (ERNIE) account to provide access to online services when an application for admission has been submitted. These accounts are made available to students via ERNIE at Please check your ERAU email frequently, as the University will use this account to send official notification on University matters after a student is admitted. Although the software used to send some of these communications automatically includes an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each message, do not unsubscribe since this will hinder the University's ability to provide you with important information.

The University does not provide support for forwarding email from the domain to an external service provider (e.g. Gmail, Yahoo!,, etc.), however doing so is not explicitly prohibited by policy. Additionally, employees and students should be cognizant of the security implications associated with submitting or forwarding any sensitive messages via a third-party email service provider. The security of those third-party solutions cannot be assessed, as they are not within the University’s administrative control.  Students may review ERAU’s Email Policy at:

Your ERAU email account will remain active for up to two years after your last ERAU course. If you have not registered for a course, your system access will be terminated one year from your date of admission or one year from your application date if you have not yet been admitted.