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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, French, Spanish Housing Options: Apartment, Off-Campus, Residence Hall
Areas of Study: Accountancy, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Earth Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, French, Geography, German, Graphic Design, Health, History, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Recreation Management, Social Work, Spanish, Theatre Arts, Tourism, Veterinary Medicine, Women's Studies, World History Program Type: *UWL-Exchange*, NSE
Admin Fees: Yes Credits: 12+
Click here for a definition of this term Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Program Description:
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National Student Exchange (NSE) provides accessible collegiate study away to undergraduate
students at member colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Students participating in NSE have the opportunity to study away at another institution within the U.S. or Canada, and pay UWL in-state tuition, regardless of their state of residence.

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Find a Campus

There are over 150 participating institutions in NSE; however, UWL students are only eligible to attend an institution that accepts students on "Plan B", which means that students will pay in-state tuition and fees to UWL instead of the host institution.   

When applying for NSE, students are encouraged to select at least 3-5 different locations that accept students on "Plan B".  Students should also research their chance of placement at each potential institution and select several alternative locations in case they do not get accepted to their first choice institution.  

Students can access NSE's search engine to look for possible locations here

Program Eligibility
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Sophomore status at start of program
  • Good academic standing
  • Good disciplinary record on campus
In addition, your potential host campus may have different and/or additional eligibility requirements.  Research exchange requirements, limitations and restrictions which apply to incoming exchange students at the school(s) you are considering for exchange.

While on exchange, you are expected to maintain full-time (in the classroom) enrollment at your host campus and comply with all the rules and regulations (academic, codes of conduct, financial, etc) of your host campus.

  A full list of NSE's eligibility requirements can be found here.  

Application Process
  1. Research institutions using NSE's search engine that align well with your personal and academic goals
  2. Schedule an appointment here to meet with the NSE coordinator at UWL 
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss academic plans 
  4. Complete UWL application by clicking on "Apply Now" at the top of this page
  5. Complete NSE application here.
  6. Pay UWL resident tuition
  7. Study away in a new location!  

Note: Students will not receive confirmation of their exact exchange location upon completion of their application.  Placement decisions are made by the host institution at the NSE Coordinators Conference in early March.  Students will be contacted by their NSE coordinator once a placement has been made at the end of the conference, and will receive further instructions from their NSE host institution on enrollment procedures.  Students should not expect to know their exchange location until early March at the earliest.   

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.