Outbound UNI students
Imagine the possibilities
You have the opportunity to experience the culture, diversity, educational trends and geography at one of the 170+ participating colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and Canada. You may be looking for course options not available at UNI, checking out potential graduate schools or job opportunities, or just wanting to experience living in a new geographical area.
Before you start packing your bags, take a look at our information for UNI students and learn how you can get started on your journey to new adventures and life-changing experiences with the NSE program!
NSE Application Process
Students who have attended an informational meeting may pick up an application at the meeting, at the NSE Office or via the appropriate download link below. Applications are only accepted from students who have attended an informational meeting.
2015-16 EXCHANGE FORMS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Standard NSE application 2015-16 (pdf )
NSE application for RAs 2015-16 (pdf)
NSE Transfer Credit Evaluation Form (pdf)
NSE Transfer Credit Evaluation Form Instructions
Your application and $125 non-refundable application fee are due Feb. 9, 2015. (RA applications due Dec. 2, 2014.) Upon submitting your application, you will schedule a meeting with an NSE Coordinator to discuss exchange details. Placements for the upcoming academic year are made in March.
To qualify for participation in NSE, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Maintain a UNI and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better at the time of application and exchange
- Have completed at least 30 UNI hours at the time of exchange
- Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible for exchange
- Retain full-time status as a UNI student at both the time of application and in the semester prior to exchange
- Be considered in good standing as defined by UNI
- Possess U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency
- Attentd an informational meeting
Academic Credit and Grades
Working with your academic advisor, you will select courses and submit a Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation to the UNI Admissions/ Enrollment Services Office which will determine the transferability of work to be completed at the host campus. Once approved, credit earned while on exchange will be shown as transfer credit on your UNI transcript. Grades will transfer.
UNI is a Plan B school, allowing you to pay UNI tuition while attending another B or A/B school. Tuition must be paid in full prior to leaving on exchange. Room, board and special fees are assessed at the host campus. Transportation and other expenses are additional costs and must be taken into consideration. Financial aid needs are assessed and awarded by UNI.
Participating colleges and universities
View the NSE list of host campuses (will open in a new window)
Please note: UNI exchanges with Plan B or A/B schools only and does not exchange with schools in Iowa.
All National Student Exchange Coordinators will meet at a conference in March to negotiate placements. Withdrawal from the program after placement will be allowed only in rare instances and requires the permission of an NSE Coordinator.