EligibilityThe National Student Exchange has established a basic framework of policies to which all member campuses are subject. Within those policies, each campus determines its own procedures and timetable for the program. The campus also sets its own policies relating to student participation. Each campus has an NSE coordinator who is responsible for administering the NSE program at that campus. He or she is the best source of advice about the NSE program as it relates to your participation from your campus.
EligibilityNSE participation is a privilege, not a right. Listed below are the minimum requirements for NSE participation. All of these requirements are applicable at the time of application and at the completion of the term prior to your exchange.
- full-time enrollment at your home campus
(Note: With the agreement of the home and host NSE coordinators, non-traditional, part-time students may be considered eligible for exchange.)
- minimum home campus cumulative gpa of 2.5 (4.0 scale)
(Note: If your gpa for the term preceding exchange falls below a 2.5, your exchange may be subject to cancellation by your home coordinator even though your cumulative gpa is 2.5 or greater.)
- good academic standing as defined by your home institution
- no incomplete grades from previous terms
- no current or pending probationary status due to academic dishonesty or misconduct
- no outstanding financial obligations to your home institution
- no current or pending probationary or disciplinary action for violation of codes of student conduct
- must not be on probation, parole, or have any pending legal judgments
Language ProficiencyWith the exception of campuses in Puerto Rico and Quebec (see below), the language of instruction is English. Students for whom English is not their first language must demonstrate English language proficiency as part of the home campus application process. TOEFL, MELAB, IELTS, or other language tests may also be required by some host campuses for students whose first language is not English.
The language of instruction at all NSE campuses in Puerto Rico is Spanish. Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions, do written work, and take examinations in Spanish. You must demonstrate Spanish language proficiency as part of your home institution's application process.
The language of instruction at the Universite de Montreal, the Universite de Sherbrooke, and the Universite du Quebec a' Montreal, is French. Students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions, do written work, and take examinations in French. You must demonstrate French language proficiency as part of your home institution's application process. Following placement, you may also be requested to complete a language placement test.