Prior To Placement
- Read the NSE Directory, paying particular attention to the beginning pages which describe NSE application, placement, and exchange policies and procedures.
- Select five to ten campuses of interest to you.
- Research exchange options by reviewing campus catalogs, public relations materials, and World Wide Web information.
- Consult your NSE coordinator and academic advisor to identify appropriate exchange options. A flexible academic plan is a must for exchange participation.
- Discuss NSE participation with family, friends, and former exchange participants.
- Complete the campus NSE application and pay the NSE application fee.
- Consult with your home campus financial aid office to ascertain your needs for the exchange term(s). Refer to information in the NSE Directory for policies governing federally funded aid application and disbursement.
- By January 31, file FAFSA for federally funded financial aid. List on FAFSA the campus codes for all campuses at which you have the potential to be placed on Plan A. List your home campus as well.
- Consult your NSE coordinator to prioritize campus options for exchange.
- Read, sign, and return the Placement Acceptance Form to your home coordinator.
- Download your host institution Campus Detail Information and Campus Budgets.
- Read all information sent by the host coordinator and meet all specified deadlines. Failure to complete forms and meet stated deadlines may result in the cancellation of your exchange. It may also affect your ability to obtain on-campus housing, financial aid, and courses critical to maintaining academic progress. Note that procedures, forms, and timelines may be different from your home campus.
- Complete the host campus application for on-campus housing.
- Forward transcripts and health records as requested by your host campus coordinator.
- Complete an advising agreement governing how host campus courses will be accepted by your home campus.
- Consult your home campus financial aid office, if exchanging under Plan B, to arrange for disbursement of aid while on exchange.
- Register for classes at the host campus.
- Inform both home and host coordinators of your summer phone number, e-mail, and mailing address.
- Pay tuition and fees to the home campus if exchanging under Plan B. Keep a copy of the receipt for your host coordinator.
Preparing To Return To The Home Campus
- Pay resident (in-state) tuition/fees to the host campus if exchanging under Plan A.
- Pay for room and meals if residing on campus.
- Notify host coordinator when you arrive on campus and inform the coordinator of your host campus address and phone number.
- Inform parents, guardians, families, etc. of your host campus address, phone, and emergency contact information.
- Read university rules and regulations in the university catalog, student handbook, and other information provided by your host coordinator. While on exchange, you are governed by the rules and regulations of your host college or university.
- Accept responsibility for your own decisions and actions while on exchange.
- Attend NSE orientation sessions.
- Inform your home campus coordinator of your host campus phone number, e-mail, and mailing address.
- Complete home campus re-admission (re-entry) forms, if required.
- Contact home campus financial aid office to ascertain needs for the coming year.
- Apply for financial aid through the home campus financial aid office.
- Complete home campus registration materials.
- Complete home campus application for on-campus housing, if needed.
- Pay all outstanding bills to your host campus. Transcripts will not be released by the host campus, and registration will be blocked by your home campus, until all financial obligations are satisfied.
- Contact host campus records office to request that transcripts be forwarded to your home campus.
- Inform your home coordinator of your summer phone number, e-mail, and mailing address.
- Visit with home and host coordinators to evaluate the exchange experience.
- Verify that work completed at the host campus has been entered on your home campus permanent record.