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Enrollment Instructions

International students enrolling in one of our programs or individual courses must enter the United States on a visa issued by Aviator Flight Training Academy and must stay in Aviator housing for the entire duration of their visa.

Aviator is approved by the INS to issue paperwork for the M-1 and F-1 visas under the foreign student exchange visitor program. The M-1 or F-1 Visa may be issued to International Students who enroll in approved courses. If you are planning to come to the U.S. for flight training, you must enter on an M-1 or a F-1 Student Visa.

Complete the Online Application & Deposit Form,  Your deposit will be held on your student account and will secure your enrollment date. 

 Upon receipt of your application, deposit, and all required documents for enrollment, the original I-20 or IAP-66 Form will be sent to your home. Remember we must have a complete physical address for proper delivery.

When you receive the original I-20 Form, take it to the U.S. Embassy in your country for approval. Please inform the school two weeks in advance of your arrival date and your flight information. A school representative will meet you at the airport to welcome you to the College.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enrollment Guide for International Students

  1. Complete the Online Application & Deposit Form,  Your deposit will be held on your student account and will secure your enrollment date.
  2. Submit all documentation required for acceptance including; official High School Transcripts, a color copy of your current, valid passport, copies of any pilot certificates received, college entrance examination scores ( ACT, SAT, CLAST or equivalent), TOFEL, TOEIC or IELTS scores (if required), proof of funds to cover the cost of the program, and any material that will help the Admissions office determine eligibility for enrollment and transfer credit. Note you may email an unofficial transcript for planning purposes, however the college must have an official transcript on file before the start of classes.
  3. When you receive the I-20 form from us  you will also need to register with SEVIS www.fmjfee.com - see their website for details. You will need to fill out the I-901 Form and Payment
  4. Contact your local US Embassy to make an appointment, and ensure you have the required documentation and follow the correct procedure for the visa interview. Read your local US Embassy website extremely carefully!
  5. Contact Admissions at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to coordinate start date and arrival details. FAA Medical & Fingerprints can be completed on arrival at Aviator
  6. Register with the TSA for all courses - www.flightschoolcandiates.gov
    1. Information you will need about Aviator for TSA registration:
    2. Training Provider: Ari Ben Aviator, Inc.
    3. You will be a category 03 request with course codes.
      1.  Private Pilots License or (Initial Rating) - 01 Aircraft to be used "Cessna 172" or "PA 28 Piper Warrior".
    4. Pay the TSA a $130 processing fee for each course (Directly to the TSA, credit cards accepted)
  7. If you hold a foreign license and ratings you will also need to complete the FAA foreign license verification process - http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/foreign_license_verification/
  • Information you will need for the forms:
        Section 2 please have your verification letter mailed to:
            3800 St. Lucie Boulevard
            Fort Pierce, FL 34946
        Section 10 ensure you verify all your applicable ratings, night qualification, and medicals

            Section 11. Our nearest FSDO address is:
                         5950 Hazeltine National Drive, Suite #500 
                         Citadel International, Orlando, FL 32822-5023

      Enclose copies of your licenses, including ratings page, and medicals, and either fax to +1 (405) 954-9922 or mail to the Federal Aviation Administration
                        Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760
                        P.O. Box 25082
                        Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082
                        (Ensure correct postage get it weighed at the post office and tracking is recommended)

    Upon arrival in the United States an instructor will guide you through the application process which involves meeting the local FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE), who will need to see your foreign licenses, medicals, and passport along with your verification letter. This process currently costs $50.

    You will be issued a temporary airman certificate, which will later be replaced by a FAA Pilot Certificate based on your foreign licenses. This certificate will not be valid until a bi-annual flight review has been conducted as part of your check out before flying solo.

  • F1 VISA Program

    • F1 Visa program is for aspiring International Students who wish to enroll in our Commercial Pilot Program with instructor ratings and then apply to stay with us as Flight Instructors to help build their time toward the ATP Rating. (Airline Transportation Pilot Rating, 1500 hours). The Program takes 24 -36 months for completion. Phase one of your training takes approximately nine months to complete. Phase two is the OPT program where you stay on as a flight instructor to build your time towards the 1500 hours. Our Flight Instructors  typically flying 70 to 120 hours a month of which approximately half of the hours are multi-engine.
    • Degree seeking students enrolled in the College will complete twelve months of instruction, a minimum of 320 hours of CPT (Internship), and will then apply to stay on as an instructor in the F1 OPT Visa program.

      You must use one of the following providers listed in www.naces.org/members.htm for certificatin of your educational diplomas

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        Foreign Credential Evaluation Agencies

        Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology does not evaluate foreign transcripts. This listing is provided for the convenience of the applicant. There may be other transcript evaluation agencies you choose to contact. A letter of inquiry should be sent to the evaluation service of your choice for application, information and fee structure before submitting documents.

        ACREVS Inc.

        Academic & Credential Records,

        Evaluation & Verification Services

        1776 Clear Lake Avenue

        Milpitas, CA 95035-7014

        P-408-719-0015 866-583-4834 (toll free)


        Email: info@acrevs.com


        Education Evaluators International, Inc.

        11 South Angell Street # 348

        Providence, R.I. 02906



        Email: gary@educei.com


        Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc

        PO Box 6908

        Beverly Hills, CA 90212



        Email: acel@acei1.com


        Educational International, Inc.

        29 Denton Road

        Wellesley, MA 02482



        Email: edint@gis.net


        Center for Applied Research, Evaluations,

        & Education, Inc.

        P.O. Box 18358

        Anaheim, CA 92817



        Email: eval_caree@yahoo.com


        Education Credential Evaluators, Inc.

        P.O. Box 514070

        Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470



        Email: eval@ece.org


        Educational Records Evaluation Service, Inc.

        601 University Avenue, Suite 127

        Sacramento, CA 95825





        Evaluation Service, Inc.

        P.O. Box 85

        Hopewell Jct., NY 12533



        Email: esi2@frontiernet.net


        International Academic Credential

        Evaluators, Inc.

        P.O. Box 2465

        Denton, TX 76202-2465



        Email: staff@iacei.net


        Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.

        P.O. Box 400

        Glen Carbon, IL 62034




        International Consultants of Delaware, Inc.

        P.O. Box 8629

        Philadelphia, PA 19101-8629

        P-215-222-8454 x510


        Email: icd@icdel.com


        International Education Evaluations

        7900 Matthews-Mint Road, Ste. 300

        Charlotte, NC 28227



        Email: admin@foreigntranscripts.com


        Foreign Educational Document Service

        P.O. Box 4091

        Stockton. CA 95204


        International Education Research

        Foundation, Inc.

        P.O. Box 3665

        Culver City, CA 90231-3665



        Email: information@ierf.org


        Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. International

        Education Consultants

        7101 S. W. 102 Avenue

        Miami, FL 33173

        P-305-273-1616 F-305-273-1338

        F-305-273-1984 (Translations)

        Email: info@jsilny.com


        Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

        P.O. Box 9203

        College Station, TX 77842-9203



        Email: gce@gceus.com

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