Professional Flight Technology Admission Information
An additional fee is assessed for each flight and flight training device course. Flight and Simulator fees information is available from the Bursar website. This information is also listed below under General Information.
Because of limited space, selection for this program is academically competitive. Completed applications must be received at the Office of Admissions by November 15 for the following fall semester.
Students who have been selected must possess a valid Federal Aviation Medical and student pilot certificate. However all incoming students are encouraged to obtain the First Class FAA medical and student pilot certificate. The First Class medical will ultimately be required to pursue a career in commercial aviation. The medical certificate must be obtained from a specially certified physician called an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). Names of local AME's are typically available at nearby airports offering flight training.
For successful applicants who are U.S. citizens, we require either a valid U.S. Passport or original birth certificate (with a raised seal...not a copy) and a valid government picture ID. A valid drivers license will work, a valid Purdue ID will not. Interestingly, a valid military ID will not suffice either. We cannot begin aircraft, flight training device, or simulator training until we receive the required documents
International students are eligible to apply for admission to the professional flight technology major. International applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English written and verbal skills. Additional requirements imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, and other United States government agencies may affect your eligibility for flight training.
For successful applicants who are not U.S. citizens, we require a valid Passport from their country of citizenship plus any necessary Visa. Non-U.S. citizens must register on-line with the Alien Flight Student Program at htts://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov/ and have a background investigation (BI) by the AFSP. The AFSP charges a fee for this. Once the BI is complete, the applicant must submit to a fingerprint check. (we normally do this check through the Purdue University Police Department).
We cannot begin aircraft, flight training device, or simulator training until we receive authorization from TSA. The entire process requires 3 to 4 weeks.
Click the link below for specific requirements for international students interested in professional flight technology.
For more general information about International Students attending Purdue, contact the Office of International Students & Scholars .