Steps for Applying to National Student Exchange

The National Student Exchange is a consortium of over 190 universities in the United States and Canada. Students can choose to participate in the National Student Exchange through Plan A or Plan B. In Plan A, the student temporarily transfers to a host university and pays resident tuition and fees there, as well as living expenses. While federal financial aid applies, OSU-specific scholarships do not. All credit will be awarded as transfer credit. In Plan B, the student remains enrolled at Oklahoma State University while studying at a host university. The student pays tuition and fees at OSU, just as if he or she were here, but all housing, meals, and other costs will be paid at the host university. Most OSU scholarships and financial aid will apply as usual on Plan B. For a list of NSE member campuses, visit the NSE website.

Steps for Applying to National Student Exchange:

  • Attend an information session
  • Schedule an individual advising appointment in the Study Abroad / NSE Office
  • Research universities on the NSE website
  • Discuss your plans with your Academic Advisor to identify programs that are a good fit for your academic needs
  • Apply to NSE through OSU's application system

Reminder: Priority deadline for National Student Exchange applications is on February 15 each year (or the Friday before when February 15 falls on a weekend). While you may apply after February 15, host campus options are more limited. Please contact the Study Abroad / NSE Office for more information.