At SAE Institute we consider your creative potential and commitment to the creative industries, not just your academic history. This is why admission to SAE Institute is open to any individual who is seriously interested in creative media industries, who meets all necessary entrance requirements. No previous experience is required.
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Entrance exam

SAE Institute requires all applicants to successfully pass the Entrance Evaluation —Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (Wonderlic SLE)— by scoring a minimum of 14 for Diploma or Associate Degree Programs and a minimum of 18 for Bachelor Degree Programs.

Government-issued photo identification

Your admissions representative can tell you how to best provide this information.

Proof of graduation

SAE Institute requires a standard high school diploma, GED or state equivalency exam in order to enroll in a program. Students applying to SAE Institute must provide documentation as Proof of Graduation (POG) prior to acceptance.

You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, or provide proof of appropriate student visa

Work with our admissions team to determine what documents help qualify you.

Applicants must Be at least 17 years old

You must be at least 17 years old to meet our admission requirements.


Looking to transfer to SAE Institute? Students who formerly attended a post-secondary institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be granted transfer credit for equivalent courses taken at the previous institution.

Inquire today to learn more about transferring to SAE Institute!


Unsure if you meet the admission requirements?

Talk to our Admissions Team—they're here to help with any questions you have.