What is NSE?
- Choose from nearly 200 universities in the US and Canada, including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands
- Choose to pay UT's tuition or in-state tuition at your host university
- Explore subjects not available at The University of Toledo
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is an association of about 180 colleges and universities in the United States, its territories, and Canada that have joined together to provide tuition reciprocal exchange opportunities for their students. Since 1968, over 70,000 students have been placed at campuses across the US, its territories, as well as Canada.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a member of NSE, and during the last 10 years has sent dozens of students to locations as diverse as the Universities of Maine and Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Guam. Students have gone to Florida to study marine biology, to the University of Alabama to study criminology and to the University of Montana for Wilderness Studies. Our students have attended a variety of schools in all regions of the country for academic, personal, and social reasons; NSE students from an equally diverse number of campuses have enriched our classes and residence halls and contributed vitally to on-campus life.
- 46 US States
- 3 US Territories
- 6 Canadian Provinces
You'll be enrolled full-time at your host university, taking classes with the rest of the student population. Some universities restrict NSE participants from taking certain subjects, but most are open to all students. At some campuses you will register with other students of the same class level, at others you may register after the current student population. Ask the UT NSE coordinator for more information.
Housing varies from university to university - at some places you'll stay in the residence halls, others you may get an apartment off campus.
NSE students are treated as normally enrolled students on their host campuses, meaning that you will have access to all of the same things. Have you ever wanted to go to a big Division I football school? Now's your chance! Want to try a Historically Black College? Go ahead! Are wilderness training and outdoor activities your thing? There are numerous places to choose from.
All the NSE coordinators from the member universities meet in early March to place applicants at host universities for the following academic year. You can get placed after the conference, but you have the best chance of getting the placement you want at the conference. Your application must be complete by February 23 in order to be placed at the March conference.
Placements can be made any time after the conference up to October 1. Late placements decrease your options because more than half the schools close at the conference and are not open for late placement. If you have missed the above deadline for conference placement for the follow Fall and/or Spring semester late placement applications will be accepted April 1-October 1.
If you are applying after the deadline, please inquire with our office first as to which schools are still available. Since late placements will be made by students from many different universities, it is in your best interest to meet with the NSE coordinator sooner rather than later.
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