On-Campus Learning

International On-Campus Admissions Steps

The information below is for international students who want to be admitted to Southern Arkansas University Tech and attend classes at the college’s campus. Please review the International On-Campus Student Information for more details.

If you are currently in an F-1 visa status student pursuing a degree at a SEVIS approved US college and wish to take courses at SAU Tech in conjunction with your current college, then you will need to review the International Concurrent Credit page.

International Student Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – June 15
Spring Semester- October 15
Summer Semesters- April 1

The following steps must be completed prior to arrival at SAU Tech.

Step 1: Fill out the SAU Tech International Admission Application

The SAU Tech Admissions Application must be completed at least 60 days prior to the date of expected enrollment. Once you apply, a student identification number and a student email address will be provided to you by SAU Tech. Instructions for accessing student email and mycollege.

Step 2: Pay the International Admissions Application Fee

SAU Tech’s International Admissions Application fee is US$50 and must be paid before your admissions application can be processed. There is an optional US$50 express shipping fee if you choose to have your I-20 mailed to you by FedEx Express. These fees can be paid by wire transfer or credit card by calling or emailing the SAU Tech Business Office or by bank draft made payable to Southern Arkansas University Tech and mailed to the college’s Business Office.

Step 3: Submit Transcripts

Foreign High School and/or University:

o Official foreign transcripts listing courses, examinations, grades, and marks sent directly to the Primary Designated School Official (Primary DSO) from your high school and/or college/university. Photocopies may be temporarily accepted if they are certified by an official at the American Embassy or a known world organization.

American University:
Students who have taken courses at U.S. colleges or universities must have their official transcripts sent directly from the college or university to the Primary DSO. Personal copies of U.S. transcripts will not be accepted.

Step 4: Affidavit of Financial Support

Fill out the Affidavit of Support form and submit it to the Primary DSO.

Email or mail your supporting documentation to the Primary DSO, such as a bank statement or a bank letter stating you have the required funds to support your educational expenses. Approximate Cost of Attendance Information

Step 5: Submit Copy of Immigration Documents

Mail or email a copy of your immigration documents to the Primary DSO:
o Passport
o I-20 from current school (if you have one)
o U.S. Visa (if you have one)
o I-94 (if you have one)

Step 6: Submit English Proficiency Scores

We require official scores so you must have your scores mailed the Primary DSO.
Some English speaking countries are exempted from this requirement. Please see the on-campus learning information.

Minimum English Requirements (must meet one of the following)

• A score of 500 or higher on the written TOEFL
• A score of 173 or higher on the computerized TOEFL
• A score of 61 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL
• A score of Band 5.5 (overall) on the IELTS
• Completion of Level 109 at an ELS Language Center or its equivalent
• Completion of EF Level 4
• A score of 410 on the SAT Verbal or a score of 19 on the ACT English
• Completion of Level 4 of ELS program

Step 7: Secure SAU Tech Campus Housing (if needed)

If you wish to live in SAU Tech Campus Housing, you will need to fill out the SAU Tech Housing Application and pay the US$100 application damage fee. Your housing application is not complete until you have paid your application damage fee. Payments can be made by contacting the SAU Tech Business Office. Full payment for housing will be expected upon arrival. SAU Tech does offer housing options to students for on and off-campus living.

At this point, SAU Tech will mail your I-20 to you. You should now begin the steps under Admitted Students which includes:
• The process of obtaining your visa
• Paying I-901 SEVIS fee
• Preparing and going to your interview
• Notifying us of your results
• Submitting remaining necessary Admissions documents
• Housing information