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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Whether you’ve just finished high school, taken some time off, started your career or a family, or joined the military, you have achievements under your belt. But now that you want more for yourself, Embry-Riddle Worldwide is a great place to start.

In a quest to grow our dedicated, diverse student body, Embry-Riddle considers all aspects of a student’s qualifications and offers admission to the most competitive applicants.

Our range of undergraduate programs spans associate and bachelor’s degrees in aeronautics, aviation, business, technical management, fire science and transportation. To see what it takes to apply for these degree programs, choose your status below.

For more information on undergraduate admissions, call 800-522-6787 (Option #2), or email us.

Applying From High School
When selecting high school applicants for admission, Embry-Riddle considers all aspects of a student’s qualifications. This includes the following:
  • Student's academic performance in high school
  • Rigor of the high school academic program
  • SAT 1000 and/or ACT 21
  • 300-500 word essay
  • School counselor or teacher recommendations

The university expects all applicants, at minimum, to have completed by high school graduation the following course work:
  • 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 ages 20 and over who have not earned 12 college credits from an accredited degree-granting institution or from post-secondary education work or training experience such as military credit recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) must submit:
  • Official secondary school transcripts that show completion of high school or equivalent (GED)
  • Official transcript from any post-secondary school attended
  • Evidence of work experience since completion of high school
Transfer Student Applicants
Embry-Riddle seeks transfer applicants who have shown success in their post-secondary academic work and who offer diverse backgrounds and personal experiences.

Students who graduated from high school and subsequently completed at least 12 semester hours of college credits at an accredited degree-granting college or university are considered transfer applicants.

Embry-Riddle considers each application for transfer admission individually, reviewing the student's academic record, grades received in all college-level courses, completion of fundamental studies in English and mathematics, and the rigor of the student's academic program. When an applicant has attended more than one institution, a cumulative average for all previous college work attempted will be computed. To be considered, course work must have been completed with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at an accredited degree-granting college or university. Exceptions to the above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Students who have completed fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit will also have their high school academic records reviewed.
Former Embry-Riddle Students
A degree-seeking student whose attendance at the University is interrupted may be required to apply for readmission. A new application for admission must be filed if you:
  • Enroll at another institution without advance written approval
  • Fail to enroll in at least one course at Embry-Riddle in any two-year period from ending date of last course
  • Undergo academic suspension or dismissal from the University – In this case, a written petition is required for consideration for readmission
Non-Degree and Transient Applicants
Embry-Riddle recognizes the need for working adults who are interested in furthering their education through retraining or enhancement of professional skills. Applicants who meet admission requirements are permitted to enroll in courses as non-degree or transient students. Transcripts must be submitted to the University before the applicant is allowed to enroll in courses. Students in this status are limited to a total of 24 credit hours. Should a student subsequently apply for entry into a degree program, additional admission and all degree program requirements must be met.

Non-degree and transient students must meet the same academic standards as degree-seeking students.

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