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 or equivalent (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
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary, accredited degree-granting institutions, if applicable
  • Advanced Placement (AP) scores, if applicable

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

ACT and/or SAT scores are optional, but strongly encouraged. While an essay, resume, and two letters of recommendation are not required for admission, they may help us to assess your qualifications. If submitting an essay, you’re encouraged to submit 300-500 words outlining your career goals and how Embry-Riddle will assist in attaining those goals. Resumes can include your academic and extra-curricular activities, awards, honors, employment, etc. Letters of recommendation should be from a school counselor, teacher, or employer.

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.