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On Campus:32%
  • Fall 8/17-12/8
  • Spring 01/11-05/03

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
7%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

What makes UTC and Chattanooga a great place?

Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South’s top travel destinations. In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga TN one of the “Top 45 Places to go" in the World. Only four US destinations were named and the Scenic City was the only place outside of California.
Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. There’s a world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions waiting for you here.

Campus Location - Chattanooga, with its numerous natural resources, is located in southeast Tennessee easily accessible to Atlanta-120 miles, Nashville-120 miles, Knoxville-109 miles, the Smoky Mountains-145 miles. The campus is located approximately seven blocks from downtown Chattanooga within easy and safe walking distance. Chattanooga city bikes are readily available for easy commuting around the downtown area.

Closed Programs
The School of Nursing

Courses in the College of Business are highly competitive, as are those in the Biology and Chemistry departments.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Agriculture: Life Sciences, Plant Genetics

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Digital Arts, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Corporate Fitness, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Fitness Management, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Industrial Management, Investing, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies

Earth Sciences: Geology, Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training Education, Child Care, Child Development, Childhood Studies, Early Childhood, Educational Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, French, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Theatre Education

Engineering: Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Software Engineering

English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Geology, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Environmental Technology, Natural Resources/Science/Management

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, French, Greek, Japanese (some courses), Latin, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Gender Studies, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies

Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Cartography, Environmental Planning, Geography, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Cardio-Respiratory Care Science, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, School Health

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Management, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Systems Programming

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music History, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religion, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Industrial Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Sports Administration, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Child Care Services Management, Gender Studies, Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Technology: Construction Technology, Industrial Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 213 computer or 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/4/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $4,178.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 15 ($520 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15 ($520 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/4/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $30 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $225 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $225 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $180 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Housing application Fee: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: NSE students will be responsible for all additional differential course fees charged by taking courses in business, communication, engineering, practicum, online, and lab classes. Check for all additional fees.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $840 per year.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003529

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 8/4/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Single: $3,500
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 22
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 22
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $650
  • Proximity to campus: 1-8 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
There is a mandatory dinning fee for all students who live in university housing ($700). Incoming exchange students will live in a themed living community "GO GLOBAL" with other international and national exchange students and some of UTC returning exchange students. "Go Global!” allows UTC students to live with and learn from returning UTC international exchange students and new international and national exchange students from all over the world. The community allows students to learn about study abroad opportunities, develop skills in a foreign language, foster appreciation and respect for other cultures, and welcome new international and national exchange students to campus as they learn about UTC, Chattanooga, Tennessee and “The South."

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $700 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
All on campus housing students must pay a minimum meal fee of $700 per semester, but may chose a more comprehensive meal plan, also.

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.