Frequently Asked Questions

What is Embry-Riddle?

Founded in 1926, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is the world's leader in aviation and aerospace education. We are recognized for training the leaders of tomorrow and conducting groundbreaking research that’s advancing the entire industry. We offer more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees and enroll more than 33,000 students each year.

Why is STEM so important?

There is a high demand for qualified STEM workers, and that will only increase in the future. We created this Dual Enrollment program for high school students who want to gain a competitive edge.

What exactly will students study?

High schools students may be able to choose from subjects to include: Science, Engineering, Aeronautics, and Management. Not all schools will necessarily offer all subject areas.

Students/parents are encouraged to check with their high school dual enrollment counselor or contact us at

What if I am located in Florida or Illinois?

High school students/parents/administrators located in Florida or Illinois should contact the Gaetz Aerospace Academy for available enrollment options.

Florida & Illinois Program Contact
Colleen Walsh-Conklin 
Phone: (386) 226-6020

Where are the Dual Enrollment Program classes taught?

For our high school program, courses are taken on site at your high school.  Online students will take courses via Embry-Riddle's award winning online platform — when and where it's most convenient for them.  With both delivery options, there is no need to worry about transportation.

What does Dual/Joint Enrollment mean?

In dual enrollment programs, students are enrolled in high school classes (or receive high school credit) and earn college credit through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 

Joint enrollment progams allow students to earn college credit. These students may be subject to additional high school graduation requirements, depending on the state/district/high school. Online students are usually considered joint enrollment participants.

Do students earn high school and college credits under the Dual Enrollment Program?

All of our courses are fully accredited and backed by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Online Program

The online program is based on the joint enrollment model, which means the student only receives college credit (unless the high school decides to award credit for the course).  Students are encouraged to speak with their high school to determine if credit can be received for courses completed online. 

High School Program

The high school-based program usually allows students to earn both high school and college credits.  


Note: Some districts may choose to only offer college credit and not high school credit for courses completed under the dual enrollment program. This arrangement is commonly referred to as joint enrollment.  

What about students who aren’t college bound?

Individuals with Aviation/Aerospace and/or STEM education are highly valued in the workforce, as well as in the military.  Statistics show that employees in STEM-related fields earn more than their peers in other industries. College credits can be transferred later if (or when) a student is ready to pursue more education.

Will I be guaranteed admission into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University?

No, participation in the Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment Program does not guarantee admission into Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University post high school graduation.

Dual Enrollment Program students will be required to officially apply to the university and meet all admission requirements. Upon admission to the university, any dual enrollment courses completed with a "C" grade or higher will be evaluated toward your chosen degree program.

How early can students get started?

Students can enroll in Embry-Riddle’s Dual Enrollment Program as early as sophomore year. A recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is needed.  Please contact us at for details surrounding homeschool requirements.

Are there admission requirements?

To participate in the dual enrollment program, students must have a minimum of a 2.75 CGPA on a 4.0 grading scale in all completed high school level coursework and be in grades 10-12 or equivalent.  Other requirements may apply depending on the state of legal residence. 

Homeschool students interested in the online program must submit transcripts to determine an equivalent grade level.

Will college credits earned through the Dual Enrollment Program transfer to all colleges and universities?

Transferability of college credits is subject to the requirements of the receiving institution and your selected degree program.  

All courses completed within the Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment Program are regionally accredited college credits.  

Who do I contact for more information?

High School Program: Contact the student's high school guidance counselor/dual enrollment coordinator to sign up for the Embry-Riddle Dual Enrollment Program.  For students attending a high school location, the guidance counselor/dual enrollment coordinator will provide information on eligibility requirements and course availability.

Online Program: Contact the Worldwide Dual Enrollment Coordinator via email at  Traditional high school students may take online courses but should check with their high school to ensure they will receive high school credit for all college courses completed.   

You can also contact the Embry-Riddle team via the “Request for Information” page on this website, or call one of our enrollment representatives at 1-855-404-7836.

How do I pay the tuition for the Dual Enrollment Program courses?

Current Dual Enrollment Program Students/Parents can make payments using the steps provided in the "Dual Enrollment Student – Aux Access/Payment Guide." Please note that payment is due at the time of registration for all Dual Enrollment Program courses in which a student is registered.

Educator/Administrator Specific Questions

How does this impact faculty?

Any faculty members trained by Embry-Riddle to instruct the Dual Enrollment Program will receive in-service credit for their work, subject to school district approval.

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