Professional Flight Secondary Application Process

This application process applies only to those students seeking admission to the Professional Flight concentration.

The applicant must apply for admission to Arizona State University and request admission to the Aeronautical Management Technology program in the Professional Flight concentration. Applications can be by paper or by electronic means. Electronic applications are preferred via the Undergraduate Admissions Application. This application can be found online at http://www.asu.edu/enroll/apply/.

If the applicant meets ASU admission requirements, the applicant will be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Management Technology in a pre-professional status. Admission to the Professional Flight concentration at that point is provisional and is the first step in seeking admission to the Professional Flight concentration and the AMT Program’s Training Program with ATP Flight School. Admission to full professional status 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 (indicated 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 information will be evaluated at the department level. Upon completion of the evaluation, the student will be informed of the department’s admission decision. Once the required information is received, the evaluation process should be completed within one or two weeks. The AMT Program will notify the University with the department admissions committee’s decision, and a letter will be sent to you either confirming or denying your admission to the Professional Flight concentration.

If the student is not admitted to the Professional Flight concentration, they may apply for admittance to another program at ASU to include the Air Transportation Management concentration (non-flight) in the AMT Program, or Air Traffic Management (non-flight), if desired.   All Professional Flight Secondary Application materials should be submitted as soon as you are accepted to ASU as a Pre-Professional Flight student.  Submitting all secondary application materials prior to orientation and registering for first semester courses is necessary in order to register for necessary flight courses.  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 https://students.asu.edu/admission.

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 at:

Aeronautical Management Technology Program
ATTN: Aviation Program Admissions Committee
Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus
7442 E. 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.

Secondary Application Materials: Professional Flight

(Please do not submit any additional materials.)

1. Two-page hand written essay 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.

2. Proof of a FAA Class I medical certification. Please provide a copy of your 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. A 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. Validated driving record(s) from appropriate departments of motor vehicles (or other appropriate agency) listing any traffic violations, convictions, etc. or confirming a clean driving record. Include explanations of all violations, including those that may have been removed from the record.

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. Three personal references that know the applicant and can provide comments concerning the applicant’s background and character. Provide names, addresses, and phone numbers for the references. References should be non-family members who have had contact with the applicant. Possible references would include teachers, counselors, coaches, employers, family physician, service organization leaders. A written and signed statement must be included giving ASU your permission to contact the listed references. Please do not send letters of recommendation.

8. The student must provide evidence of having reviewed and understood the financial aid counseling required in the program. In order for the counseling to be processed, you must complete the test questions below and submit with your secondary application. The flight program will not have a record of you completing the counseling without the printed test.

Send the completed test to:
Arizona State University
AMT Admissions Committee
7442 E. Innovation Way North
Mesa, AZ 85212-2880

For assistance with the questions below please contact:

If you have financial aid questions or need clarification please contact:
Student Financial Assistance Office
Phone: 480-727-1041

Financial Aid Counseling Test

  1. What are my Flight Program costs and where do I find them?
  2. What is a Student Budget Review Form and why do I need it?
  3. Where can I find the Student Budget Review Form? Where do I turn it in?
  4. Where do I look for Scholarships?
  5. How do I apply for a Parent PLUS Loan?
  6. What if my parents get denied the parent PLUS loan?
  7. How do I apply for Private Loan?
  8. How much time do I have to repay my loans?
  9. What steps do I need to take if I plan on attending a summer session?
  10. Does my aid automatically pay my flight costs?

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 application. Please provide a photo copy of one of the following:

For students who ARE United States citizens:

  1. A valid, unexpired United States Passport;
  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;
  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;
  4. Original certification of birth abroad with raised seal AND a government-issued picture identification of the individual;
  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.
  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.

Provide a statement if you are utilizing VA benefits to pay for your flight training. (If applicable).