At Vaughn College, you’ll be encouraged to grow academically, explore creatively and think about your future in a whole new way.

Our undergraduate student population is diverse and focused on achieving success in the fields of engineering, technology, management or aviation. We provide the innovative certification, associate and bachelor degree programs to help them get there.

Think you’d like to become one of them? Start here.


Bachelor Degree Programs

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 for whom English is a second language or international applicants may submit TOEFL results.


Associate Degree Programs

These programs require a minimum of 16 secondary high school units. Both an admissions and financial aid interview 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 semester at Vaughn. Once the student demonstrates academic proficiency, he or she will be accepted to a bachelor 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.

Certificate Programs

A wise investment in your future career choices and earning power, credits earned from our certificate programs are transferable to associate and bachelor degree programs at the College. A high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) is all you need to apply.

Admissions Requirements

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 admissions and a financial aid counselor is recommended. Additional general requirements appear below.

How to Apply

You can apply to Vaughn by mail, online or in-person. Here’s how:

  • File a Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology Application for Admission
  • Provide an official copy of your high school transcript
  • Provide an official copy of SAT I or ACT test scores (for bachelor 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)

Advanced Placement and CLEP Credit

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

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.


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.

This ensures the application will be completely reviewed for all admissions programs and all available scholarships and financial aid.