Starting your college career is an exciting time in your life. At Vaughn College, two of the first things you’ll notice are a sense of belonging and a genuine interest in your success. You’ll be encouraged to grow academically, explore creatively and think about your future in a whole new way. Our diverse undergraduate community is focused on pursuing successful careers in the fields of engineering and technology, management and aviation. Plus, we provide the innovative certification, associate and bachelor’s degree programs to help you get there. You can check out our Admissions Brochure to get a holistic view of what a Vaughn education offers – including a list of all degrees and programs, an overview of clubs and activities, financial aid information, how Vaughn sets you up for future success and so much more.
College Admission Requirements
Undergraduate admission is open to high school graduates, those who have earned the State Equivalency Certificate, and, in some cases, those who qualify for the equivalency certificate upon completion of 24 college credits. As academic and technical requirements vary by degree program, an interview with an undergraduate admissions and financial aid counselor is recommended.
Prospective students who completed secondary education outside of the U.S. may present national school leaving certificates (including: CXC, GCE, “O” and “A” levels, Bagrut, Abitur, IB, Attestat, French Baccalaureate, etc.) for consideration. An evaluation by a NACES-approved agency may be required to determine a foreign credential’s authenticity and equivalency in the U.S.
In addition to a high school diploma or its equivalent, Vaughn College requires:
- Applicants who have been out of high school less than five years must submit the results of the SAT I or ACT exam.
- Transfer students who have completed more than 24 college credits do not need to submit SAT I or ACT results.
Students who are new to the United States and have lived here for less than three years and for whom English is a second language, or international applicants may submit TOEFL results.
These programs require a minimum of 16 secondary high school units. Interviews with both our college admissions and financial aid representatives are also required for applicants who want to be considered for the aircraft operations degree program.
Students may also be recommended for the associate degree program if they have:
- Graduated from high school more than five years ago. Some students might be placed in an associate degree program for their first academic year at Vaughn. Once the student demonstrates academic proficiency, he or she may be accepted to a bachelor’s degree program.
- Not yet earned a high school diploma. Students may be eligible to earn a general equivalency diploma (GED) upon completion of 24 specific collegiate credits while at Vaughn College. Students are accepted on a conditional basis and are required to successfully complete a written examination covering basic verbal and math comprehension.
Earning a certificate or additional certifications is a wise investment in a future career; not to mention the possibility of increased earning power. Plus, credits earned from our certificate programs are transferable to associate and bachelor’s degree programs at the College. A high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) is all that is needed to apply.
You can apply to Vaughn by mail, online or in-person. Here’s how:
- File a Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology undergraduate admissions college application.
- Provide an official copy of your high school transcript.
- Provide an official copy of SAT I or ACT test scores (for bachelor’s degree programs only).
- Provide an official copy of all college transcripts (if applicable).
- Provide a copy of your high school diploma or GED with scores.
- Provide immunization records.
- Take the placement exam (if applicable).
- Pass FAA Class II physical examination (flight operations applicants only).
The College accepts advanced placement (AP) and credit by examination, like the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). College credit can be granted for AP scores of 3 or higher. College credit is granted for satisfactory CLEP scores achieved on exams covering material offered in similar courses at Vaughn. Granting of college credit for satisfactory AP and CLEP scores is subject to review from the appropriate academic departments. Students seeking advanced standing credit based on these exams must submit official score reports to Vaughn College at the time of admission.
Transfer students, domestic or international, who have completed post-secondary coursework at an accredited college or university, within or outside the United States, may apply for either the fall, spring or summer semester. Non-traditional students who hold a high school diploma, GED, or the international equivalent to an American high school diploma may also apply for either the fall, spring or summer semester.
Mark Your Calendar
Key Dates For Undergraduate Admission
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, the preferred application deadline is:
- March 1 for the fall semester.
- November 1 for the spring semester
Frequently Asked Questions
A minimum score of 77 on the Internet-based format is required for admission consideration. Students who fall below this range will be required to complete an intensive English language program.
Eighty-eight percent of Vaughn graduates receive jobs or continue their education within one year of graduation. seventy-five percent of Vaughn graduates are employed in their chosen field, or continue their education within one year.* *Outcomes include data within one year of graduation for graduates who reported via survey. There was a total of 237 graduates in 2020, and 178 reported an outcome for a seventy-five percent response rate. The 2020 graduating class includes September 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 graduates.
Yes, the college offers HEOP. Students must be New York State residents and qualify both academically and financially to be eligible.
Work-study is granted through the financial aid office. There are other opportunities for part-time jobs on campus as well as off campus.
Vaughn has scholarships that are awarded based on academics and financial need.