Admissions Policies

We are excited that you are considering Spartan College! Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about admission to our Tulsa aviation school.

Since 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology is a leader among aeronautical colleges and has trained over 90,000 aviation professionals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Spartan’s student population is very diverse in age, race, gender and geographic roots including all fifty states and many foreign countries. If you desire a rewarding and exciting career, now is the time to take the first step to determine if you qualify for acceptance by our admissions team.

Please call our aviation school admissions office toll free at 1-800-331-1204 if you need any assistance or have any questions regarding admissions to aviation school.

Application Process

Now is the time to take the first step.

Entry into all programs requires a personal interview conducted by an Enrollment Manager on campus, in the home, or via the telephone. Once the interview is completed, the Enrollment Manager may assist the student with the application process. The Enrollment Manager will complete all enrollment documents and collect a $100 Application Fee prior to submitting the application to the Admissions Department for final review. A confidential decision on the application will be made and a letter of notification of acceptance or denial will be sent in a reasonable amount of time. International students residing outside the United States may be interviewed via e-mail or written correspondence. In addition to the general admission requirements stated below, some programs have additional requirements to be met prior to final acceptance.

To begin the aviation school admissions application online, click here.

Spartan reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny admission to, suspend or terminate the education of any individual whose presence at Spartan may pose a threat to the safety or well-being of Spartan students, faculty, employees, agents, or business invitees. Students must meet all the admission requirements listed below in the areas of academic performance, basic skills, language, age and medical condition. Students may be provisionally accepted and processed for admission to our pilot school. Final acceptance and approval to begin college will take place when all of the necessary documents (official transcripts or GED certificates, acceptable test scores, proof of flight physical, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) sign off for flight students, DD214s, etc.) required to verify the applicant meets the aviation school admissions requirements have been received and reviewed by the college.

Requirements for Aviation School Admission

A. Academic Performance Requirement for Admission

Applicants may document academic performance for admission to Spartan in a number of ways:

  1. Must be a high school graduate, or
  2. Must have earned a high school equivalency certificate based on the General Education Development (GED) tests, or document an equivalent level of education, or
  3. If educated by home study, must have a completion certificate or transcript, and the student’s high school class must have graduated.


B. Basic Skills Requirement for Aviation School Admission

Each applicant must demonstrate proficiency in college level skills. These skills may be documented by any one of the following:

  1. Submission of examination scores deemed appropriate by Spartan for the chosen program of study, (see next section, Acceptable Examinations and Scores) or
  2. Attainment of scores appropriate for the chosen program of study on a placement examination administered by Spartan, or
  3. Submission of required documentation indicating acceptable grades in college-level work completed at an accredited institution (a recognized accreditation agency under the federal DOE) may be submitted instead of examination scores. Applicants who have earned 18 or more college-level “academic related” credit hours, within the past 10 years, and have a CGPA of 2.0 or higher (4.0 scale) will not be required to take an examination. At least 6 credit hours must be in a college-level English and Math, or
  4. Applicants who have satisfactorily completed a significant amount of postsecondary education (i.e. worked on a diploma program such as AMT, NDT, Aviation Electronics, etc.) but without the prescribed English and Mathematics may be admitted with the approval of the Vice President of Education.

Acceptable Examinations and Scores

Scores from any one of the following examinations will be considered by the Admissions Department: ACT, SAT, COMPASS, ASVAB, ACCUPLACER, or ASSET tests. Acceptable scores for entry into a chosen program of study are published in the current Catalog and Tuition Supplement. Scores are subject to change. Students who change start dates after initial application may be subject to the scores in effect at the time of the change.

C. Academic Performance Requirements For Admission to Spartan’s Bachelor of Science Program

Students who have graduated, or will be graduating, with an A.A.S. degree from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology will be eligible to apply for admission. Additionally, individuals who hold an associate degree from another college and who have earned adequate credits (60 semester hours) in the technical areas of aviation electronics, aviation (flight), aviation instruments, aviation maintenance, nondestructive testing, quality control, or other related aviation discipline are also eligible to apply for admission. Interested students should submit an Application for Admission to the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Bachelor’s Degree Representative. Students must also complete the transcript request form for an official transcript from each college previously attended.

Students may be admitted to the Spartan bachelor’s degree program under the following categories:

Regular Admission: Students seeking a degree from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology are accepted for regular admission after submitting all required application materials and meeting the aviation school’s admissions requirements.

Provisional Admission: Students applying just prior to the desired term of enrollment and who are unable to provide all the material required for admission may be admitted provisionally. Provisional admission to our aviation school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, allows the student five days after admission to submit all required admission materials for the term in which the student enrolls. A request for provisional admission is to be completed and approved prior to the first day of class.

D. Language Requirements for Admission

Foreign students applying for admission to Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology whose first language is not English must validate their English proficiency in one of the following manners:

  1. The qualifying minimum score for all programs of study is 500 (173 on the computerized test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or
  2. Demonstrate English proficiency by submission of examination scores deemed appropriate by Spartan for the chosen program of study, (see previous section, Acceptable Examinations and Scores) or
  3. The President or designee may admit a student who fails to meet the above requirements in extraordinary and deserving cases. In these situations, the applicant must have demonstrated his or her proficiency in the English language prior to admission. Such exceptions must be appropriately documented.

E. Age Requirements

Applicants must be at least seventeen years of age prior to starting technical courses, eighteen years of age prior to starting the Quality Control or Nondestructive Testing courses, seventeen years of age before being issued the Private Pilot Certificate and eighteen years of age before being issued the Commercial Pilot Certificate.

F. Medical Requirements

Spartan recommends that each technical school applicant submit a medical evaluation completed by a physician which gives reasonable assurance that he or she is physically capable of employment. Spartan can provide the questionnaire, or the applicant may submit the standard one used by his or her physician. The minimum requirement for flight students pursuing flight training is the Class II Medical Certificate. All flight students must possess their FAA medical certificate before coming to our pilot school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Flight students may contact the nearest FAA Office, or the Admissions Department for a list of approved aviation medical examiners.

G. Additional Requirements for Flight Applicants

All U.S. Citizens and Nationals are required to show proof of U.S. Citizenship or National prior to the beginning of flight training. All flight students who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals will be required to complete the registration process with the Transportation Security Administration for initial flight training, instrument and multi-engine training.

Additional Requirements for International Students

Additional aviation school admissions policies for international students are listed below. More detailed information may be obtained from the International Admissions Representative.

  1. Applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school education. The applicant must send Spartan an official high school transcript or an equivalent document before the college can accept the student and issue a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20). All documents forwarded must be in English and list the date on which high school equivalency was attained.
  2. The applicant should have sufficient funds available to cover the cost of tuition and living expenses prior to and while attending Spartan. U.S. government regulations require that documents be submitted with the application to prove students have adequate financial support.
  3. Language Requirements-see Section D. in Admissions Policies.
  4. International applicants seeking to enter a technical program are required to submit proof of a physical exam. Contact Spartan’s International Admissions Representative for a copy of the approved physical form.
  5. All flight applicants who are not U.S. Citizens or Nationals will be required to complete the registration process with the Transportation Security Administration prior to beginning flight training.



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