Denettia Shaw, Director
Telephone: (919) 530-6687
Fax: (919) 530-6655
The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States and Canada. Instead of crossing oceans, NSE students cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders. Through the National Student Exchange, one can study for up to one calendar year at another location. With nearly 200 colleges and universities from which to choose, one should be able to find a university with just the right combination of courses, facilities, and environment to meet his/her academic and personal needs and interests.
Students participate in NSE in order to:
- experience personal growth.
- live in a different geographic area.
- become more independent and resourceful.
- broaden personal and educational perspectives.
- explore and appreciate new cultures.
- widen university boundaries.
- take courses not offered on their home campus.
- learn from different professors.
- widen university boundaries.
- explore new areas of study.
- investigate graduate or professional schools.
- look for future employment opportunities.
- break out of their comfort zones acquire life skills.
NSE participation is a privilege, not a right. Listed below are the minimal requirements for NSE participation. All of these requirements are applicable at the time of application and at the completion of the term prior to the student’s exchange.
- full time enrollment at NCCU.
- minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
- good academic standing no incomplete grades from previous terms.
- no current or pending probationary status due to academic dishonesty or misconduct.
- no outstanding financial obligations.
- 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.
The NCCU coordinator will make the final determination regarding a student’s eligibility as well as select those applicants who will participate. Therefore, a student must also meet any requirements or qualifications which may be imposed by NCCU. Also, consult the campus narratives in the NSE Directory for campus-specific exchange limitations and restrictions which apply to incoming exchange students at the universities they are considering for exchange.
NSE is a tuition-reciprocal exchange program which utilizes two different plans for payment of tuition/fees. NCCU utilizes both payment Plan A and payment Plan B. A student’s choice of where they pay tuition is dependent upon the payment plan(s) of NCCU as well as the host university.
- Under Plan A, students will pay to your host campus the resident (instate/provincial) tuition/fees directly to that campus.
- Under Plan B, student will continue to pay normal tuition/fees to NCCU.
- The student’s choice of where to pay tuition is dependent upon the payment plan(s) of NCCU as well as host universities.
To learn more about the NSE program, go to www.nse.org or visit the NSE office at 106 Lee Biology Building.