Registrar's Office

National Student Exchange Program

Grambling State University offers its students the opportunity to participate in the National Student Exchange Program (NSE). Through the NSE program undergraduate students may study, for up to one year, at one of 140 colleges and universities throughout the United States and the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. There are advantages for participation in the NSE Program:

  • Opportunity to take courses not available at GSU.
  • Opportunity to study at a host college or university, and pay instate tuition, fees and housing or pay tuition and fees at GSU and housing at the host institution.
  • Opportunity to grow educationally, culturally, socially, and make new friends.
  • Opportunity to explore graduate or professional programs at the host institution.
  • Opportunity to travel.

The National Student Exchange Program is open to full-time sophomores and juniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and who are United States citizens. Second semester freshmen who will be sophomores at the end of the spring semester may apply. Applications are made in the fall and early spring and must be completed by February 15. They are available in the Office of the NSE Coordinator, Adams Hall, Room 116. A completed application with three letters of recommendation, a fee of $75.00 and a one page typed essay, “Why I Would Like to participate in the NSE Program” are required. You may use financial aid as support for participation in the NSE.

Placements are made by the GSU Coordinator at the National Student Exchange Conference in mid-March each year. Participants begin their semester or full year at host institutions in the fall of the respective year. Students accepted to participate will be notified of their placements at host institutions by the Coordinator by the last day of March of the application year. For additional information, please contact the Coordinator of the National Student Exchange Program, Adams Hall, Room 116, Ext. 2.