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Professional Flight Secondary Admission Materials

Professional Flight
Secondary Admission Materials Process

This application process applies only to those students seeking admission to the BS Aeronautical Management Technology with the Professional Flight concentration.

**The Professional Flight major is not WUE eligible**

**The Professional Flight major is not VA benefit eligible**

Step 1. Apply and be admitted to Aeronautical Management Technology (AMT) program with the Professional Flight concentration at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus.

Applications to ASU can be by paper or by electronic means. Electronic applications are preferred via the Undergraduate Admissions Application. This application can be found online at: www.asu.edu/enroll/apply. Prospective students who are interested in ASU should, of course, submit their undergraduate admissions application prior to the appropriate deadline for Undergraduate Admissions. Those deadlines can be found at students.asu.edu/admission.

If the applicant meets ASU admission requirements, the applicant will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology (AMT) in the Professional Flight concentration. Admission to the Professional Flight concentration at that point is provisional and is the first step in seeking admission to the Professional Flight concentration.

Step 2. Complete the Professional Flight Secondary Admission Materials process.

The secondary admission materials are required to be considered for full professional (non-provisional) status. Upon approval of the secondary admission materials, the AMT program will request updated admission status to full professional status. This update is required in order to enroll in flight courses and to start the flight training part of the Professional Flight program.

This secondary admission process begins with the applicant submitting the completed secondary admission package (outlined below) to the AMT Program. The AMT program will evaluate the required additional information (secondary admission requirements) to competitively determine those students who will be granted admission to the Professional Flight concentration in full professional status. The secondary admission material submissions will be evaluated at the program level and the evaluation process is typically completed within one or two weeks. Upon completion of the AMT program evaluation, the student will be informed of the program’s admission decision. The AMT program will notify the University with the program admissions committee’s decision, and a letter will be sent to the applicant either confirming or denying admission to the Professional Flight concentration.

Submitting all secondary admission materials prior to orientation and registering for first semester courses is necessary in order to register for necessary flight courses.

Step 3. Applicant will receive notification of admission decision from ASU.

If the student is not admitted to the Professional Flight concentration, the student may apply for admittance to another program at ASU to include the Air Transportation Management concentration (non-flight) in the AMT Program, Air Traffic Management (non-flight), or Unmanned Aerial Systems (non-flight) if desired.  Visit https://poly.engineering.asu.edu/aviation/ for more information on these programs.

Professional Flight Secondary Admission Materials

What is required?

1. Personal Statement

One-page typed essay (between 250-300 words) as to why the student wants to be a professional aviator and why the student wants to be admitted to the Professional Flight concentration at ASU. Please include full legal name, ASU Student ID#, phone number, email address, address, semester and year you are applying for.

2. Proof of a valid FAA Class I medical certification.

Applicants must provide a copy of his/her Class I medical certificate. DO NOT send the original. Students must obtain the FAA Class I medical certificate so they will know if they are physically qualified to be admitted to the Professional Flight concentration, and to establish their suitability for potential to attain an FAA Class I medical certification required by the regional airlines after graduation. In order to get an FAA medical certificate, the applicant must have a physical examination provided by an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). A list of AMEs in your area can be found at http://ame.cami.jccbi.gov/. This procedure is for the student’s protection. Students should also request a student pilot certificate from the AME.  This is necessary in order to complete the private pilot training.

3. Written statement listing any pilot certificates held that are more advanced than a student pilot certificate

If you have no pilot certificates more advanced than a student pilot certificate, provide a signed statement that you do not possess any pilot certificates more advanced than a student pilot certificate.

4. Written Statement to release student information to flight provider, ATP

For Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) purposes please provide a written statement allowing ASU Aviation Program office to release secondary flight application information, including medical certificate, to flight provider, ATP.

5. List any legal violations or police citations.

This should include, but it is not limited to, traffic violations, theft, possession of alcohol as a minor, drug possession and DUIs. Cite details on each offense. If you have no violations or citations, provide a signed statement that you have had no violations or citations.

6. List any FAA violations or citations

Cite details on each offense. If you have no violations or citations, provide a signed statement that you have had no violations or citations.

7. Additional financial requirements for Professional Flight program to be paid to flight provider.

Please answer the following question.

  1. What are my Flight Program costs and where do I find them?

For questions or clarification on financial aid and scholarship information, please contact the Student Financial Assistance Office at 480-727-1041, or visit the website at https://students.asu.edu/financialaid

8. Written statement acknowledging requirements for completing flight training in the Professional Flight program at ASU.

Please write and sign next to the following statement.

I acknowledge that upon entry to the Professional Flight program at ASU, all remaining flight training must be completed with ASU’s flight provider.

9. Proof of Citizenship

As required by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations, anyone pursuing flight training in the United States must provide proof of citizenship. Students who are not United States citizens must also complete the registration process with the TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program. Students who are not United States citizens will receive additional information regarding this registration process after approval of their secondary admission materials. Please provide a photo copy of one of the following:

For students who ARE United States citizens:
  1. A valid, unexpired United States Passport; or
  2. Original or government-issued certified birth certificate of the United States, American Samoa, or Swains Island AND a government-issued picture identification of the individual; or
  3. Original United States naturalization certificate with raised seal, or a Certificate of Naturalization issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service AND a government-issued picture identification of the individual; or
  4. Original certification of birth abroad with raised seal AND a government-issued picture identification of the individual; or
  5. Original certificate of United States citizenship with raised seal, a Certificate of United States Citizenship or a Certificate of Repatriation AND a government-issued picture identification of the individual. or
  6. Two government-issued forms of identification, at least one of which must include the student’s nationality AND at least one of which must include picture identification.  These could include a driver’s license, military identification card, Native American tribal identification card, etc.
For students who ARE NOT United States citizens
  1. A valid, unexpired passport from the student’s country of citizenship

The original will be requested upon arrival at the University and as part of the Clearance to Fly process once classes have begun.

Note for all non-U.S. Citizens (International students & permanent residents): All students who are not U.S. citizens must meet all Transportation Security Administration (TSA) clearance requirements before being admitted into the Professional Flight concentration with full professional status and being permitted to begin flight training. For more information on the TSA Alien Flight Student Program, please contact us at (480) 727-1021 or e-mail at aerotech@asu.edu. International students should be aware that they may encounter difficulty in converting their student visa to a work permit and therefore may not be able to find employment with a U.S. air carrier following graduation. International students are also advised that all certificates and ratings are under FAA certification and may not be accepted by the aviation authority in their home country.

Submit your secondary admission materials

DO NOT send secondary admission information to the ASU Admissions Office. All secondary admission information MUST be sent directly to the ASU Aviation Program Office through the secondary admission materials upload option or to the address below.

Aeronautical Management Technology Program
ATTN: Aviation Program Admissions Committee
Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
7442 Innovation Way North
Mesa, AZ 85212

Please contact the AMT Program at 480-727-1021 or through e-mail at aerotech@asu.edu if there are any questions about admission status.

Please do not submit any additional materials.