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.
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.
- 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
- Research institutions using NSE's search engine that align well with your personal and academic goals
- Schedule an appointment here to meet with the NSE coordinator at UWL
- Meet with your academic advisor to discuss academic plans
- Complete an application by clicking on "Apply Now" at the top of this page
- Pay UWL resident tuition
- 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.