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®);
    • 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 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

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