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Welcome to ERLI!

At the Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) we are committed to making your study at the Daytona Beach campus both useful and rewarding. We have created this page as a source for useful information about ERLI and the Daytona Beach campus.

ERLI's Policies and Guidelines for Students

Refer to the ERLI Student Handbook to learn everything you need to know about being a student at ERLI.  Some of our policies are explained below. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you, we invite you to contact ERLI faculty and staff, and we will do our best to try to meet your needs.

Class attendance

Successful students come to class every day, on time. Attendance is mandatory in ERLI classes. This is not only an ERLI requirement, but also an immigration requirement. If you are here on a student visa, the U.S. government requires you to attend your classes. It is the law. For this reason, it is very important that you do not miss class. Students who exceed the allowed number of absences will be dismissed from the ERLI program.

The evidence is quite clear: students who come to class regularly and who work steadily will succeed in improving their English. Students with poor study habits eventually find that they do not succeed in the university environment. We encourage you to quickly develop good, regular study habits to ensure your success. We expect you to be on time for all of your classes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early, and be ready to learn as the class begins.


These grades are used in your classes: "A" Superior; "B" Above Average; "C" Average; "D" Below Average "F" Failure. If you stop going to classes an "F" grade will be given. Students can see their grades on Canvas throughout the semester. We encourage students to speak with their instructors about their goals for their classes early and often.

Privacy of records

ERLI students are protected by FERPA, so all of your grades, progress reports, and test results are confidential. Nothing will be given out by telephone; information will be given only to a person, company, embassy, or office for which you have given auxiliary access.

Responsibilities for using Embry-Riddle computing resources

How to progress through the ERLI Program

The ERLI program is divided into 4 levels:

  • Level 2: High-Beginner
  • Level 3: Intermediate
  • Level 4: High-Intermediate
  • Level 5: Advanced

Note: In any course at any level, a student must earn a 70% or higher [C, B, or A] before they can progress to the next level in that course.  For example, Student A earns a C in Level 3 Reading and a D in Level 3 Writing.  This student will progress to Level 4 Reading but will need to retake Level 3 Writing.

For more information on ERLI's achievement scale, please refer to the Interpretation of the ERLI Achievement Scale

How do students get from ERLI to academics?

In order to earn an ERLI recommendation for academic study at ERAU, students must:

  • Successfully complete all of ERLI's highest level courses, including their current ELB course with a "C" or better, OR
  • Attain a minimum score of 6.0 IELTS, 79 TOEFL iBT, 105 Duolingo, or 170 Cambridge ELA and complete their current ERLI semester with an ERLI GPA of 2.0 or higher

In addition to the requirements listed above, Pathway students must also complete all undergraduate academic courses with a "C" or better and all graduate academic courses with a "B" or better.

Students should also confirm with International Admissions that they have met all other admission criteria.