When are the applications due? What do the Preferred and Priority Deadlines mean?

Preferred Deadline – February 15

Priority Placement Deadline – March 1

NSE Application Closes – November 1

For National Student Exchange, placements for the Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring terms open and applications are due at the same time. Students who apply by the Preferred Deadline receive a $25 discount on the application fee. All NSE applicants should apply by the Priority Placement Deadline. This gives students the best chance at being accepted by their first-choice location on their preferred payment plan.

Only locations that still have space available will accept applications on a rolling admission basis. This means that the fewer locations will be available for students to apply to as time goes. After the Priority Placement Deadline has passed, students should pay attention to the host university deadlines listed on the NSE website campus profile pages. If you have any questions on chances of availability, talk to a study away advisor.

For NSE Study Abroad, students are encouraged to apply by the Preferred Deadline to receive the application fee discount. However, students should pay attention to the individual program deadline for the location they want to apply. NSE Study Abroad is rolling admissions, so the sooner students apply, the sooner they will get apply. Subsequently, popular locations can fill prior to the listed deadline. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.