Current High School Students

The University defines a first-year applicant as one who is applying for degree status directly from high school. The University offers admission to applicants who present an academic record that demonstrates their ability to graduate. The following documentation is required for consideration of admission for all applicants currently enrolled in high school:

  • Official high school transcript; home-schooled applicants must show an official document that is equivalent to high school completion and/or may be required to complete the GED, HiSET or TASC
    • Rigor of high school academic program and academic performance will be assessed at a 2.5 Unweighted GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Two letters of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or employer
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary, accredited degree-granting institutions, if applicable
  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores, if applicable

SAT and ACT scores are strongly recommended for admission. Applicants are also encouraged to submit an essay of 300-500 words outlining career goals and how Embry-Riddle will assist in attaining those goals.

The university expects all applicants to have completed by high school graduation the following course work, at a minimum:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics, including Algebra I or Applied Math I & II, Formal Logic or Geometry
  • Two years of history or social science
  • Two years of science in at least two different areas, with at least one lab experience

Applicants will be considered for admission prior to high school graduation. Admitted students will be permitted to enroll in Embry-Riddle Worldwide coursework no sooner than the July term of their graduation year. An official, final high school transcript with all grades posted demonstrating continued academic progress and graduation must be submitted to Embry-Riddle within the first term of enrollment.

Admission into some degree programs may require an applicant to have a higher GPA and/or meet other special requirements.