Once admitted to the University as degree candidates, students are expected to complete all work to be applied toward their degrees with the University, unless advance written authorization is granted. Students applying prior academic work toward their Embry-Riddle degree program requirements must submit appropriate documentation for such credit as part of the admission process.
Previous academic credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Acceptable transfer work will be recorded on the Embry-Riddle transcript. If courses are not applicable to the student’s degree program at Embry-Riddle, they will be considered as electives in excess of minimum degree requirements. The level of credit (upper- or lower-division) is determined by evaluation of the course at Embry-Riddle. The student must arrange to have official transcripts sent to Embry-Riddle. Transcripts that have been in the possession of a student are not considered official. Transfer credit may be granted under the following conditions:
- Appropriate coursework completed with a grade of A, B, C, pass, satisfactory (or equivalent) will be accepted.
- Credits earned at institutions listed as degree-granting institutions in the Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education (AIPE) as published by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will be considered for transfer credit. Academic credit is accepted without regard to the date that the course was completed. Embry-Riddle has sole discretion in determining which and how many transfer credit hours will be accepted toward degree requirements.
Embry-Riddle may, at its discretion, require an evaluation examination for any course submitted for transfer credit if there is doubt concerning the equivalency of the transfer course with a similar course offered at Embry-Riddle. Embry-Riddle cannot guarantee that courses are transferable unless otherwise established by any contract or memorandum of understanding/agreement currently in effect. Courses are accepted at the discretion of the University. The transfer student’s records (transcripts, etc.) will be evaluated according to the rules and regulations as described in the catalog, and in accordance with University policies in effect at the time of the student’s admission to a degree program. After evaluation, the student will be notified that an official evaluation has been completed, which details all applicable transfer credit that has been accepted by the University. Advanced Standing Credit
Advanced standing credit for prior learning may be awarded for postsecondary education, work and/or training experience, or from programs completed before enrollment at Embry-Riddle. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all documentation of previous course work, military learning experiences, credit by examination and all FAA certificates are submitted for evaluation along with the formal application for admission as a degree-seeking student. Just as official transcripts are required to transfer credit from one university to another, documentation of prior learning through professional training and experience must be official.
Course Equivalency Challenge Exams
- Embry-Riddle will accept the minimum scores recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) on all exams offered by CLEP, DANTES and Excelsior College Examinations-ECE (formerly REC or ACT-PEP) for the award of undergraduate academic credit. In addition, the amount of academic credit and the academic level (upper- or lower-level) designation recommended by ACE for a passing score on each of the exams will be accepted by the University.
- As per University policy, challenge exams (including CLEP, DANTES, etc.) must be completed prior to the time the student reaches the last 30 credits of a Bachelor’s degree, or the last 15 credits of an Associate degree.
- Embry-Riddle will generally follow the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) for courses listed in the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs and the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Forces.
- Credit may be granted on the basis of certain FAA licenses with appropriate rating.
Students who believe they possess sufficient knowledge of an Embry-Riddle course and who have not previously failed, taken or are currently enrolled in the particular course may earn credit via examination, up to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours. As per University policy, any equivalency examinations (including CLEP, DANTES, etc.) must be completed prior to the time the student reaches the last 30 credits of a bachelor's degree, or the last 15 credits of an associate degree. Only undergraduate students who have matriculated are eligible to earn credit via examination. Certain exceptions to examination policy are available to active military students; please speak with your academic advisor regarding credit by examination. ERAU-WW does not offer “proficiency” or “challenge” examinations for its own courses.