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International Students

In addition to the general entrance requirements for freshmen and transfer students, international students must meet additional requirements that have been established by SAU Tech and/or the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program. For information on these requirements, international students may contact the student services office.

About SAU Tech

Southern Arkansas University Tech was founded in 1968 and is part of the Southern Arkansas University System. SAU Tech is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission North Central Association and authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant students.

SAU Tech is a two-year public college located inside the Highland Industrial Park in East Camden, Arkansas. East Camden has convenience stores, banks, restaurants, and a golf course where SAU Tech students can play. SAU Tech is about 8 miles or 12.8 kilometers from Camden, Arkansas, a city with a population of about 12,000 that offers a variety of restaurants and shopping centers for the convenience of our students.

SAU Tech is an affordable two-year university. Our tuition and housing costs are typically about half of the cost of a 4 year university. SAU Tech offers housing both on and off-campus. The school year consists of two semesters and two summer sessions. SAU Tech has a low student/teacher ratio that assures more individual attention for students. Student success is the key element at SAU Tech. Free tutoring and personal counseling services are available for all students.


SAU Tech is located in the southern part of the United States where the climate is warm most of the year. The spring and fall seasons are generally mild and only require the addition of a jacket so light clothing is adequate. Occasionally, during the winter, there may be a light snow and colder temperatures may require heavier clothing. All classrooms and dormitories are heated and cooled and keep the internal temperatures comfortable year-round.

Other Information

Student Activities

Campus Employment

F1 visa students can only work on campus and for no more than 20 hours a week during the semester. Finding employment on campus is the student’s responsibility. To find work on campus, you will need to see the Human Resources office to see which departments have positions available. At this time, there are very few positions on campus for employment. M-1 visa students are not allowed to work.

Accreditation Information

Office and Office Hours

The Admissions and Advising offices are located in the basement of the Administration Building.

Our office hours are:
Fall and Spring semesters: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm |Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Central Time
May 16 to August 6: Monday – Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (closed on Friday) Central Time

The mailing address for the office is:
SAU Tech Admissions Office
PO Box 3499
Camden, AR 71711

The courier address for the office is:
SAU Tech Admissions Office
6415 Spellman Road
Camden, AR 71711

Meet the Staff

Photo: David McLeane

David McLeane

Vice Chancellor for
Student Services
Primary DSO

Photo: Beverly Ellis

Beverly Ellis

Academic Advisor

Photo: Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith