Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Engineering Scholar’s Program at Embry-Riddle (ESPER)?
The ESPER Program at ERAU is a seven-week summer scholar’s program for 25 Volusia County high school students. ESPER provides students with the opportunity to enroll in several first-year engineering courses. These courses provide students with the opportunity to learn more about engineering design and computer programming. Additionally, students will learn how to apply physics and mathematics to solve engineering challenges.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn two to five semester credit hours from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and one weighted elective credit from their home high school.
Which courses do I take as part of ESPER?
You are to register for two courses.
You must enroll in:
EGR 101—Introduction to Engineering (2 credit hours)
Select one of the two following courses:
EGR 115—Introduction to Computing for Engineers (3 credit hours)
EGR 120—Graphical Communications (3 credit hours)
Are there corequisite and prerequisite requirements for these courses?
EGR 101 – does not have either a corequisite or prerequisite requirement
EGR 115 – must have already completed or are currently enrolled in Calculus
EGR 120 – must have completed the PSVTR with a score of 20 or higher
The PSVTR will be given during the mandatory student/parent online meeting on May 19th, 2021 at 6 pm.
When is class?
All classes take place Monday through Thursday between 8:00 am and 12:50 pm.
How does dual enrollment credit work?
Dual Enrollment- each of these courses is equal to a .5 weighted credit course for high school dual enrollment, on the 5.0 scale.
EGR-101 (2 credit hour) for a .5 weighted credit for dual enrollment,
EGR-115/EGR-120 (3 credit hour) for a .5 weighted credit for dual enrollment.
How will my grades be posted on my high school transcript?
These courses will appear on your high school transcript as one elective credit with honors weighting.
Are these courses transferable to other college and universities?
Your course credits will be on your ERAU transcript. Each university and college will evaluate these courses to determine if these courses will transfer for credit.
Do I need to attend the full program?
Yes, you are to attend the full program (June 29 – August 06, 2021). Campus final exams are scheduled for the 7th and the 9th of August, 2021.
Is transportation provided to ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus?
No, you are responsible for providing your own transportation.
What does the scholarship pay for?
The scholarship will cover the entire cost of tuition and fees. Volusia County Schools will cover the cost of books for the two introductory engineering courses that are designed to introduce students to STEM and encourage their decision towards a career in STEM. In addition to innovative coursework, students will be mentored and advised by faculty and student mentors, participate in course-based lab experiences, and have access to all university facilities.
Bulldog seniors who are interested in attending Daytona State College can meet with an admissions specialist on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. You can apply and get your acceptance all in the same day!
You must sign up by Monday, March 29th for an appointment. Passes with appointment times will be given on Tuesday, March 30th. Make sure you bring your laptop with you to the appointment.
Any junior or senior who may be interested in attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University can attend an informational session on ZOOM during each lunch on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
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Class of 2022,
Now is the time to begin mapping your academic future! One way to do this is to set up a College Board account and take advantage of the College Board Opportunity Scholarship Program. Simply follow this link: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM420882-&rid=47221951 and complete the steps. Complete the six college planning steps for six separate chances at $500. When you finish all six, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $40,000 scholarship. It couldn't be any easier!
If you need any help with this or any other college planning issues please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mrs. Nehrig, College and Career Readiness counselor, for assistance.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity!
Interested in Dual Enrollment through Daytona State College?
Students who need to take the PERT should register no later than October 21 to take it at DHS. Use the following link to register: