Information for Outgoing Students:
Outgoing students are students which are currently attending MSU and are exchanging to another university in the United States, its territories, or Canada.
Depending upon which university is selected, the student may be able to choose either Plan A or Plan B.
The student will pay the residential tuition and fees at their host institution.
The student will continue to pay MSU's tuition and fees.
"My advice for students on exchange is to get involved. Don't be stagnant on the weekends. Explore your new surroundings and if someone in the South offers you sweet tea, accept and drink it!"
MSU to College of Charleston (08-09)
There are still many schools available for students wanting to exchange for the 2013-2014 academic year. Come see Karen Steele in Gaines 130 to talk about the options.
1. To qualify for participation in the NSE program, a student must:
- 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
- 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. Please get parental approval (if necessary) before you apply. This is a good time to consider how you will finance your exchange.
3. Meet with your academic advisor about 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. An application fee of $175.00 must accompany an application which arrives on or before the application deadline of February 1st. (Checks should be made payable to the National Student Exchange.)
5. When you turn in your application to 130 Gaines Hall, schedule an interview with the NSE coordinator, Karen Steele.
A list of currently enrolled MSU students who have participated in the NSE program is available in the NSE office should you wish to contact them regarding their exchange.
Business students planning to take upper division business classes while on exchange must do so at an accredited school of business (AACBS) if they wish to receive credit for those classes toward their MSU business degree. Please consult with Dr. Chris Lamb in Reid 338 and/or check under "accreditation" on the web at: www.aacsb.edu.
Credits and grades are 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, you will 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: Application For Exchange, Program of Study Statement, and References. The Budget/Resource Worksheet is for personal use, and the Advising Agreement is to be filled out after placement is confirmed so that the student may register on time.
Documents Needed For Application:
- Program of Study Statement
- Budget/Resource Worksheet (This is only for your own knowledge, not to be turned in with your application.)
- Reference (You will need to print two of these. One will go to a parent or guardian and the other to a professor or advisor.)
- Advising Agreement (You will work on this after you have been placed at your school.)