Applicants for Spring Semester:
Please check with the OIE for host campus placement availability. You must meet with the NSE Coordinator before you can begin your application.
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a partnership of over 200 Universities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands and Guam. Students can study at a partner University for the price of UWGB tuition and the host school housing costs. For more information on the National Student Exchange and a complete list of schools, please go to the NSE website at www.nse.org
Students must apply to participate in the National Student Exchange Students must meet the following requirements.
- Full time enrollment (special exceptions can be made for non-traditional adult students)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5 (some campuses may require a higher GPA)
- Good academic and social standing at the time of application and participation
- No pending probationary status due to academic dishonesty or misconduct
- No outstanding financial obligations to your home university
- Must not be on probation, parole, or have any pending legal judgments
For additional eligibility information please go to https://www.nse.org/exchange/eligibility/
Placement at Host Schools
Most students are placed at the annual National Student Exchange Conference in March. This is your best opportunity to get your top choice in schools. This is for placement any time in the upcoming academic year. Applications for the March placement conference are due mid- February. After the placement conference, we can still place students on the National Student Exchange. However, some schools will be filled. Please see an OIE advisor if you are interested in placement after the March placement conference.
Placement acceptances are made according to the openness of the respective host institutions. Campuses which list themselves in Campus Profiles as excellent or good will accept all or most qualified applicants. Institutions listed as competitive will accept a few more incoming students than the number of their outgoing applicants who are placed. Those listed as even will accept incoming applicants not to exceed the number of their own outgoing applicants who are placed. Some campuses will accept students only from those campuses at which their own students are placed very competitive.
Learn more and download a handout on this website: http://www.uwgb.edu/international/national-student-exchange/about-nse/
Students are eligible for financial aid while participating in the National Student Exchange. However, federal work study will not transfer to the host university. Please meet with the financial aid office about using financial aid while at a host NSE school.
Most schools offer on-campus housing for NSE participants. Make sure to review the campus profile regarding special considerations and costs with housing at the host campus. A few NSE schools do not offer on-campus housing.