Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted into a program at SAE Institute, prospective students may be enrolled in a program through the fifth class day (for SAE Institute Atlanta students) or the ninth class day (for all other SAE Institute campus locations) after the corresponding start date as long as requirements have been met (including attending class by the fifth or ninth day of the corresponding cohort start date, depending on campus) and if there is space available.

The following are the admissions requirements for all prospective students:

  • Successfully pass the Entrance Evaluation by scoring a minimum of 14 for Diploma or Associate Degree Programs and a minimum of 18 for Bachelor Degree Programs on the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (Wonderlic SLE)
  • Provide Government-issued photo identification
  • Provide Proof of Graduation in the form of a standard high school diploma, GED completion certificate, state high school equivalency certificate or high school transcript
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen; or provide proof of appropriate student visa
  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Complete, sign and submit the Enrollment Agreement by the Friday before the start of classes
  • Attend a new student orientation and attend class during the first week of the first term
  • International students must include a statement from a guarantor that he/she is willing to provide applicant with financial support for a minimum of one year along with: a personal bank statement of the guarantor converted to U.S. dollars, the amount of financial support the guarantor is willing to provide for one academic year, the guarantor’s name, address, signature, email address, and relationship with the student Students will not be considered enrolled until they meet all of the following requirements: Complete, sign and submit the Enrollment Agreement. Attend a new student orientation and attend class during the first week of the first semester

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, up to and including the start date of the program as long as the requirements are met and seats are available. Once the enrollment requirements have been met, seats are granted on a first come, first serve basis. Seats fill up quickly so if a class section is full, the Admissions Department will offer the applicant an alternate time or start date.

After all requirements for admission have been met, each prospective student must sign an Enrollment Agreement. The Enrollment Agreement is a contract between the student and the school intended to protect the student and provide specific disclosure information, such as the total cost of the program, refund information (in the event of withdrawal from the school), and the total length of the program of study. The student should retain a copy of the signed Enrollment Agreement for personal use. In the event that a student withdraws then re-enrolls or changes status, a new Enrollment Agreement must be signed.