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Priority Placements: Conference
Most requests for exchange for an academic year are negotiated by the NSE Coordinator at the Annual Placement Conference held the first week of March. Prior to the conference, each NSE coordinator will have made eligibility decisions on their outgoing student applicants and entered them into a placement database.

There are no guarantees of acceptance. You will be accepted by only one campus. If your first-choice campus is not able to accept you, your placement request will then be considered by your second-choice campus and so on. Once a campus has accepted you for exchange, no consideration will be given by the additional campus choices. If none of your campus choices are able to accept you at the March conference, you can work with your home NSE coordinator to explore placement at a campus remaining open to exchange following the conference.

Placement Acceptance by the Host Campus
Placement acceptances are made according to the openness of the respective tuition payment plans (Home or Host) of the host institution. At the conference, your placement requests will be considered by your potential host campuses in the order in which you prioritized them. NSE coordinators vary in the ways in which they accept students to achieve balances with their own outgoing NSE student population.

Placement Probability
Your home campus NSE coordinator has access to campus placement history and will advise you on choosing a campus that will provide the best probability of priority placement. Students are encouraged to select at least three campus choices. Choosing at least one campus indicated as Excellent in the Chance of Placement feature will help to ensure a placement. These classifications are based on past exchange history and are for informational purposes only. They are not meant to discourage consideration of a specific campus.

When reviewing a campus profile, consider the Chance of Placement feature.
  • Excellent = Campus will accept nearly all qualified applicants for exchange.
  • Good = Campus will accept most qualified applicants, but not all.
  • Competitive = Campus will accept fewer than 50% of qualified applicants.
  • Most Competitive = Campus will accept fewer than 25% of qualified applicants.
All students should include at least one campus on their application that has an Excellent or Good probability of placement.

Direct Placements: Post-Conference
Placements made after the March conference are referred to as Direct or post-conference placements. As a general rule, post-conference placements for the fall can be made until June 15 and those for spring can be made until October 15. Direct placements can generally be arranged in a shorter amount of time and are a great way to pursue your NSE options.

Direct placements are governed by the availability of placement at member campuses which remain open for additional incoming placements following the March conference. Your home NSE coordinator will have a list of campuses that will accept Direct placements. Make sure that the campus you select meets your academic, financial, and personal needs prior to your coordinator requesting a placement on your behalf.

Your Placement Acceptance
In the week following a Priority or Direct Placement, your home coordinator will inform you of the placement decision. You must then decide to accept or decline the placement that has been offered. You accept your placement by completing and signing the Placement Acceptance Form (PAF) which identifies the host campus, exchange duration, and tuition plan for your exchange. The form also identifies the conditions that govern your placement. Failure to sign and return the Placement Acceptance Form by the stated deadline will result in cancellation of your placement.

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