What are the eligibility requirements for NSE?
- You must be enrolled full-time.
- A cumulative 2.5 GPA at your home institution.
- You may not have any incompletes on your transcript.
- You cannot be on probation nor have any pending academic, disciplinary or student conduct hearings or actions.
- Your Student Account must have a $0 balance.
- You may not be on probation, parole or be facing a pending legal action.
(NOTE: If the semester immediately preceding your exchange your GPA falls below a 2.5, the NSE Coordinator may cancel your placement even though your cumulative GPA remains above the minimum 2.5 requirement.)
How does the application process for NSE work?
Once you have completed your application and submitted it to the NSE office, we enter your information into the online placement database. Then the NSE Coordinator attends the NSE Placement Conference early in March where all placements are made. You will be notified of your placement as quickly as possible after the Placement Conference. Your host program will contact you with paperwork you must complete before arriving on campus and information about registering for classes. You should be aware that course enrollment at your host campus will be based on their offerings and availability, and you must meet all pre-requisites and co-requisites of the host program. NSE campuses in Puerto Rico and the Universite du Quebec a’ Montreal and the Universite de Sherbrooke are not taught in English. You will be asked to demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction before your placement will be approved. Specific eligibility requirements can be found in the NSE Directory of Exchange Opportunities. You may request a copy in the NSE Office (TLC 231) or visit www.nse.org
What important dates do I need to keep in mind?
The Application Deadline is February 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm (applications meeting this deadline will be given priority consideration).
Placement Notification is approximately March 12, 2013.
How do I apply?
You must complete a NSE application and pay the required non-refundable fee of $225.00 at the Student Accounts Office. Make sure Student Accounts stamps your application as paid! You will also need to select two people to act as personal and academic references. They must complete the Letter of Recommendation Form. This form is part of the application packet. You may chose faculty, advisors, or someone who knows you well and will be able to evaluate your ability. At least one of your references must be a member of the University of Idaho.
Students participating in the National Student Exchange program are scholars who want the most out of their education and are motivated to take advantage of this unique opportunity. If you are ready to accept the NSE challenge, stop by the NSE Office (TLC 231) and pick up an application or download the application now.