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Black Hall 225
(509) 963-2364
aviation@cwu.edu
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(509) 925-4008

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Requirements for Professional Pilot Degree

 

Admission Information

Applications for the Professional Pilot Degree open every October and close March 1st for the following academic year. An acceptance/waitlist/denial letter will be sent out. All students accepted must submit a letter of intent to the Department of Aviation by June 1st to hold their spot in the program. Waitlisted students will not have a spot, but will still need to submit their letter of intent to hold a potential spot. Failure to submit a letter of intent will result in denial to the program. Students who receive a waitlist letter will be notified if spots open after June 1st. 

 

Students coming in with no flight experience:

Students who are coming to CWU with no past flight training experience will be placed in a Private Pilot Course.

Requirements

  • Accepted to Central Washington University
  • Possess valid FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Must fully complete the application prior to deadline

 

Students coming in with their Private Pilot Certificate:

Students who possess a Private Pilot Certificate will be placed in the Instrument Rating Course. 

Requirements

  • Accepted to Central Washington University
  • Possess valid FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Possess valid FAA Private Pilot Certificate and submit by June 1st
  • Must pass a CWU Aviation Transition Course during the summer prior to enrollment
  • Must fully complete the application prior to deadline

 

Students who possess an Instrument Rating and/or Commercial Pilot Certificate are not eligible to apply to our program. 

We are unable to accept students with an Instrument Rating or Commercial Pilot Certificate due to the Part 141 Flight Training Requirements. 

 

Non-US Citizens

No non-US citizens are allowed to begin flight training, nor are the flight lab fees collected and paid to the flight school until the TSA vetting process is completed and approved. Normally this process takes about 6 weeks and it requires certified fingerprints. There is a cost to this. Click here for information on how to apply.

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