Graduate

The forms below are for the admission of international students to Southern Arkansas University. Please read the following information to determine which forms you will need.

For specific details regarding any of the requirements below, please review our international graduate admission requirements.

For Saudi Arabian students needing a letter for SACM, please complete the first 3 steps. Once you have submitted these documents, please allow at least one week for processing.

Step 1 – Fill out Application and Education Background Form

Please follow the links to complete the online forms.

Step 2 – Pay the Application fee

  • $50 application fee

You can pay the $50 application fee by contacting the SAU business office at 870-235-4018 to arrange payment, or you can send a check made out to “Southern Arkansas University” to International Student Services. See the mailing address listed below.

Step 3 – Submit Transcripts

Have an official transcript in English mailed from your university to International Student Services. If your degree is from a foreign university then you will need to get your transcript evaluated.

We require a 2.2 minimum GPA for all students.

If you are coming from an American university, submit the Transfer Questionnaire [pdf] form via email or mail, and a copy of your immigration credentials (I-20, passport, and I-94).

Step 4 – Provide Proof of Financial Support

  • Fill out the Affidavit of Support [pdf] form showing at least $15,000.
  • Email or mail the affidavit of support, and your supporting documentation, such as a bank statement or a bank letter stating you have the required funds to support your educational expenses. See the mailing address listed below.

Step 5 – Submit English Proficiency Scores

We require official scores, so please send your user name and password so we can verify your scores or have your scores mailed to our office.

Some English-speaking countries are exempted from this requirement.

Minimum English Requirements (must meet one of the following)

  • A score of 550 or higher on the written TOEFL
  • A score of 210 or higher on the computerized TOEFL
  • A score of 79 or higher on the internet-based TOEFL
  • A score of Band 6.0 (overall) on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center or its equivalent
  • Completion of EF Level 5
  • Completion of level 5 SAU ESL program

Step 6 – Submit GMAT, GRE, or MAT score

You must submit one of the following scores. We do not accept any scores more than 5 years old.

You may be placed under one of the following admission status:

Unconditional Admission Status
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or above out of a 4.00 system or a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores no more than five years old. Scores should meet requirement A, B or C below:
    • A. GMAT*- A weighted score of 1,000 or above. (minimum score of 400) Weighted score is obtained by computing the formula:
      • GPA x 200 plus the GMAT score= 1,000 or more.
      • (*GMAT is required for the MBA program. Scores can be retrieved online by the graduate office at least 20 days after the test is taken.)
    • B. GRE- A score of 284 or above (verbal plus quantitative scores) or the admission index may be considered if score is less than 284.
    • C. MAT- A score of 35 or above on the MAT or an admission index of 850 or above. Admission index is obtained by computing the formula:
      • (GPA x 200) plus the MAT score x 10.
Conditional Admission Status
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or above out of a 4.00 system
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores no more than five years old. Scores should meet requirement A, B or C below:
    • A. GMAT- A weighted score of 900 or above. Weighted score is obtained by computing the formula:
      • GPA x 200 plus the GMAT score= 900 or more.
      • (GMAT is required for the MBA program. Scores can be retrieved online by the graduate office at least 20 days after the test is taken.
    • B. GRE- A score of 276 or above (verbal plus quantitative scores)
    • C. MAT- A score of 30 or above.

Some colleges/programs may not allow conditional status. Students on conditional status are limited to six hours per semester.

The conditional status will be removed after the student earns a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate credit at Southern Arkansas University with a 3.0 GPA, no grade lower than a C, and not more than one course with a grade of C. If a student fails to meet the requirements for removal of conditional status after earning 12 hours of graduate credit, he/she will be denied continuance in graduate courses at SAU.

Address

SAU International Office
P.O. Box 9224
Magnolia, AR 71754-9224

Courier shipping (UPS, FEDEX, DHL, etc)

SAU International Office
100 East University
#9224
Magnolia, AR 71753