Students work in small hands-on classes

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a great university for homeschool graduates and offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of academic programs focused in aviation, aerospace, and security.

Our students embark on highly specialized, career-oriented study, with the advantage of small hands-on classes and a faculty with deep experience in industry.

Located in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida—our two residential campuses offer you the choice of mountain community or spectacular beach settings. We also offer Embry-Riddle Worldwide and Embry-Riddle Online. Embry-Riddle Worldwide spans more than 150 campuses around the globe, with more than 90 on military bases. Embry-Riddle Online is our lineup of comprehensive and multi-award winning internet-based professional and degree programs.

Embry-Riddle is for Homeschoolers.

Our education is a perfect fit for students and families who understand the value of small classes, engaged faculty, and like-minded peers. You will find all of this and more at Embry-Riddle.

  • No extra admissions requirements for homeschool students.
  • Programs are very hands-on by design -- undergraduate students have direct access to materials labs, wind tunnels up to supersonic, electronics labs, robotics labs, and more, even as freshmen.
  • Professors know their students by name and care about student success.
  • Students regularly engage in undergraduate research including collaborative projects with researchers at universities and labs worldwide. 
  • Classes are taught only by professors not graduate students or teaching assistants.
  • One-on-one tutoring by professors and qualified student employees.
  • Personal career counseling and academic advisement tailored to your industry.
  • Over 100 clubs including professional, religious, intramurals, music, and special interest.
  • NAIA competitive athletic teams for both men and women.
  • More than 120,000 ERAU graduates are in the alumni network.
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Embry-Riddle Online offers a variety of learning modalities including EagleVision Classroom, EagleVision Home, and a blended option. EagleVision is a virtual classroom that combines Web video conferencing and a learning management system to amplify the benefits of synchronous learning. Earning a degree can be achieved “Virtually Anywhere.”

What is the inside scoop?

Design your path to Embry-Riddle.

There are no additional admissions requirements for homeschool students. Each of our campuses have the same admissions requirements. View our admission requirements below.

AP, IB, and CLEP classes are accepted. Contact your Admissions Counselor for specific required test scores and credit amounts.

We recommend the electives and extra-curricular activities listed below because they promote project-based learning and allow students to explore and confirm their interests. Embry-Riddle offers scholarships for many of them.


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*Embry-Riddle scholarships available. Contact your Admissions Counselor for details.

Embry-Riddle awards almost $50 million annually in institutional aid to students each year. All accepted students are automatically reviewed for institutional scholarships based on grades, extra-curricular activities, and financial need. We accept external scholarships and encourage students to proactively pursue these opportunities. Additionally, you may be eligible for federal loans and grants which are determined by your FAFSA.

Over 90% of graduates have a job in their field within one year of graduation

over 90%

25% of all Commercial Pilots have studied at Embry-Riddle

6 Embry-Riddle graduates have flown in space in the Astronaut Corps


Learn more about our campuses.

One great university, three great options. Select a campus to learn more about degrees offered or take a virtual tour.