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Outgoing students are students which are currently attending MSU and are exchanging to another university in the United States, its territories, or Canada.

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Documents Needed For Application

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

 

Priority Deadlines: Applications are only being accepted for the 2015- 2016 academic year at this time. The application deadline is January 30, 2015. Contact Karen Steele at karensteele@montana.edu.

    1. Make sure you fit all the qualifications.

      • be a registered full-time undergraduate student in good standing at MSU at the time of application and immediately prior to an exchange 
      • have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and while on exchange
      • must be in good standing at home institution with no incompletes from the previous semester.
      • must not be on probationparole, or have any outstanding financial obligations to home university.
      • Montana resident students may exchange on  either Plan A or Plan B
      • non-resident students must exchange on Plan B only
      • have completed 24 credits prior to exchanging

    2. Get parental approval.

      • Please (if necessary) before you apply. This is a good time to consider how you will finance your exchange.

    3. Meet with your academic advisor.
      • You will need to discuss possible exchange sites and course selection. Exchanging to another school requires careful planning.
      • You should plan on not only for the semesters you will be away on exchange, but also for the semester of your return. It helps if you can be flexible.

    4. Have an application fee of $200.00 available.
      • This fee must accompany an application which arrives on or before the application deadline (see below).
      • Checks should be made payable to the National Student Exchange and may be dropped off with your application at Karen Steele's office in Gaines 130.

    5. Schedule an interview with Karen Steele.
      • You can do this when you turn in your application to 130 Gaines Hall with the NSE coordinator, Karen Steele.
      • Karen will go over the details of the exchange and talk to you about your choices of schools.

    6. Pay close attention to the deadlines listed below
      • There are different deadlines for fall and spring exchanges depending on the school. Contact Karen Steele.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Depending upon which university is selected, the student may be able to choose either Plan A or Plan B.

Plan A:

The student will pay the residential tuition and fees at their host institution. 

Plan B:

The student will continue to pay MSU's tuition and fees.       

To find out more about NSE member campuses and the NSE program, please click here, call, or send us an e-mail.

 

For business students:

  • If you are planning to take upper division business classes while on exchange, you must do so at an accredited school of business (AACBS) if you wish to receive credit for those classes toward their MSU business degree.
  • Please consult with Brenda Truman in Reid 338 and check under "accreditation" on the web at: www.aacsb.edu.

Credits and grades:

  • You must request a transcript from your exchange university.
  • They will then be transferred back to MSU and figured into your cumulative GPA.
  • To convert quarter credits to semester credits, multiply the quarter credits by 2/3.

For financial aid:

  • List all the FAFSA codes of the schools to which you are applying on your financial aid application, in addition to MSU.
  • Please review your financial aid situation carefully. Every student is entirely individual and unique.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Outgoing students need to complete the following forms when applying for exchange: