High School Graduates

Applicants Under the Age of 20

The following documentation is required for consideration of admission for all applicants under the age of 20, who have not served in the United States military and are not a transfer student.

  • Official high school transcript or equivalent (GED, HiSET or TASC)
  • 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
  • Essay of 300-500 words outlining your career goals and how Embry-Riddle will assist in attaining those goals
  • Two letters of recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, or employer
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary, accredited degree-granting institutions, if applicable

SAT and ACT scores are strongly recommended for admission.

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

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

Applicants Age 20 and Older

Applicants age 20 and older who are not classified as a transfer student or have not served in the US military must provide the following documentation:

  • Official high school transcript or equivalent (GED, HiSET or TASC) with a 2.5 Unweighted GPA or higher assessed on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary, accredited degree-granting institutions attended, if applicable, with a minimum of a 2.0 CGPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume

(For applicants with schooling outside the U.S., please see International Students.)

Applicants with Military Experience

Applicants with United States military experience, but no college transfer credit must provide the following documentation:

  • Official military transcripts showing documentation of service
  • Additional documentation may be requested for advanced standing credit