International Students

Below is an overview of the International Admissions process. Visit My Student Visa for more information on how to apply for admission to SAE Institute and the appropriate visa.


Submit a copy of your passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of intended stay in the US.


Submit an application for your desired campus.

Academic requirements

Students applying with a High School Credential earned outside the United States must have their transcript(s) evaluated by a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to determine the equivalency with a United States high school diploma. Proof of graduation in languages other than English must be translated into English.

English language requirements

SAE Institute campuses in the U.S.A. require all students to be proficient in English, both spoken & written. Applicants to SAE Institute from the following English-speaking foreign countries do not need to demonstrate English language proficiency: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Holland, Jamaica, Norway, United Kingdom, Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, India, New Zealand, St. Lucia, US Virgin Islands, Barbados, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Nigeria, Sweden, or South Africa.

Applicants from all other countries not listed above must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking the TOEFL exam and scoring a minimum of 61 on the internet-based test, 173 on the computer-based test, or 500 on the paper test or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0. All other regulations and requirements regarding International Students still apply. Please contact the Admissions Office for complete information.

Entrance Exam

SAE Institute requires all applicants to successfully complete the Wonderlic SLE to enroll into a program. An applicant taking the Wonderlic SLE who does not meet the minimum score of 14 (18 for a Bachelor's Degree) on the first attempt may retake the exam one hour after the first attempt. If the second attempt does not result in the minimum score of 14 or higher, a third attempt may be made one week after the second. If the third attempt does not result in a minimum score of 14 or higher (18 for a Bachelor's Degree), a fourth attempt may be made three months after the third.

We highly recommend that applicants take the Wonderlic SLE at the SAE Institute campus of intended enrollment. However, it is possible to arrange for this evaluation to be taken at any SAE Institute campus worldwide. Please contact the SAE Institute Admissions Office for details.

Financial Support

Submit a recent bank account statement in order to meet USA Embassy Visa requirements.


If accepted, you must then sign an enrollment agreement and pay the entrance costs.