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Frequently Asked Questions

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we feel will help all students in their aviation education. If your question has not been addressed here, please feel free to give us a call at 1-888-901-7192.

Getting Started

What are UVU's admissions requirements?

UVU is an open-admission university, meaning no student is denied admission. The University does, however, have enrollment standards. In order to help students enroll in courses that match their academic preparation and ability, admission to the University requires that every student submit ACT/SAT scores; an official high school transcript; and a $35 application fee. Keep in mind that additional requirements exist for students interested in flight training.

Where do I go to apply for admission to UVU?

To apply for admission, go to www.uvu.edu/aviation/prospective-students/admissions.html and follow the steps on that checklist.

How much does the program cost?

This varies, depending on the previous college experience or training you have, and which degree emphasis you select. Tuition prices are the same for either emphasis, but if you select the Professional Pilot degree emphasis, your costs will include both tuition and flight training expenses. Visit www.uvu.edu/tuition to see the current tuition costs for local students. For online students, visit www.uvu.edu/aviation/prospective-students/tuition-and-finances.html Flight training costs vary, depending on your flight school. UVU's current program costs can be obtained here.

Can I fly at any flight school while attending UVU online?

Yes, our program will work with any flight school or FAA certified flight instructor. We have no agreement or affiliation with any flight schools, but we have online students at dozens of flight schools throughout the country. It is your responsibility to find the best flight school that meets your needs. Keep in mind that helicopter or other non-fixed wing students are limited to the Aviation Administration Degree emphasis.

How does financial aid help with flight costs?

All UVU students, including those online, can apply for Federal Financial Aid to help with tuition, books, and other expenses. For students flying at UVU's training facility in Provo, UT, flight training costs are included in this allotment. All students can apply for a UVU certified alternative loan for up to the student's UVU cost of attendance. Students flying at the UVU flight school have their flight costs included in the cost of attendance. For additional questions you can contact the UVU Financial Aid office at (801)863-8442 or email them at FAresponse@uvu.edu .

I am having difficulty contacting my online instructor, how can I get a hold of him/her?

The best way to reach your online instructor is to use the contact system within Canvas. Please allow 1 business day to receive a response. If you do not receive a response from your instructor by the next business day, please contact the Student Support Center at 801-863-7830 and they can alert the instructor.

Will my college credits transfer?

Visit the UVU Transfer Articulation Database, and search for your previous college. This will show you what courses should transfer over. Keep in mind that this database is constantly updated. If you previous college or university is not listed, it does not mean that UVU does not or will not accept credit from that institution. To find out for certain, you will need to have your official transcripts sent to the UVU Admissions Office.

How do I submit my transcripts from a previous school?

To transfer credits or degrees from a previously attended college or university, please contact the Records Office of your previous school and request that your official transcript be sent to:

Utah Valley University
Admissions Office MC-106
800 West University Parkway
Orem UT 84058-5999


Can I do helicopter training with any of your degrees?

Helicopter and other non-fixed wing students are welcome in our program, however, they are restricted to the Aviation Administration Bachelor of Science Degree. Since the curriculum for our Professional Pilot emphasis is based on fixed-wing (airplane) information, students in that degree emphasis are required to present fixed-wing pilot certificates and ratings. The Aviation Administration emphasis does not require any pilot certificates, but students can still qualify for financial aid. Currently, we do not offer a helicopter-specific program.

How long does the program take?

This depends on what your goals are and any previous college or experience you have. Both of our Bachelor Degree emphases (Professional Pilot and Aviation Administration) are 4-year degree programs, but transfer credits, previous flight training, Summer attendance, and other factors can reduce that time frame. Since the Professional Pilot degree emphasis requires flight training, there are variables such as weather, maintenance, funding, etc. which can possibly create delays in the completion of the degree. Another factor that determines the time frame for completion is student motivation. Students who study diligently and prepare for each flight lesson have been shown to complete flight requirements in less time and with less expense.

What kind of airplanes do we use in our fleet?

We operate an all-Diamond fleet of 23 aircraft out of the Provo, UT Municipal Airport. The fleet includes 13 DA-20 aircraft used as our basic trainers, 6 DA-40's which are used primarily for instrument training, and 4 DA-42 twin-engine aircraft for multi-engine operations. We also have state-of-the-art facilities which house classrooms, an FAA Part 145 Maintenance Station, and a number of approved flight simulation devices, including a CRJ flight training device which is used by a number of regional airlines. Online students who live outside of the area and a can select any flight school that is most convenient to their location.


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