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Location:Johnson City
On Campus:15%
  • Fall 08/24-12/10
  • Spring 1/19-5/5

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office

East Tennessee State University

Campus Is Currently Not Accepting Students

ETSU offers you the variety of programs found at a large university, but faculty and staff provide the personal attention prevalent in smaller schools. Johnson City is a small, friendly and safe town. Our mountain air is clean and refreshing. Students who come here are happy to be away from the noise found in larger cities. We also enjoy a high quality of life at a low cost of living. Kiplinger ranked Johnson City # 5 in The 10 Least-Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A.

THE UNIVERSITY - ETSU is a fully accredited, public institution, and member of the Tennessee Board of Regents universities. Over 115 undergraduate degree programs are offered among Colleges of Applied Sciences & Technology, Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Public Health, Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Nursing, and Medicine. ETSU offers the nation's only four-year blue grass and country misic program. The student faculty ratio is 28:1.

Campus Location - ETSU is located along the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will find TVA lakes, Appalachian Trail, ski slopes, mountain rivers, outdoor activities and historic places to visit.

Helpful Information - Once placed at ETSU it is recommended to turn in application materials as soon as possible for quick admission to the University. After admitted to ETSU students will receive an Academic Advisor who will help the student register for classes.

ETSU is a Tobacco-Free campus. Use of Tobacco can only be used in one's personal vehicle.

Closed Programs
Medicine, dental, nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy.

Restrictions may apply in business, digital media, education, and clinical programs in public health and clinical and rehabilitative health sciences. Portfolio review or audition may be required for the arts and music.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Geosciences
  • Paleontology
  • Exercise Science
  • Psychology

Unique Academic Programs

  • Bluegrass and Country Music

Special Options
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Appalachian Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Digital Arts, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Studio Art, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Personnel, Procurement and Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies, Home Economics

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology

Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology, Physical Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Childhood Studies, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Educational Media/Services, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, Human Development, Instructional Media, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education, Technology Education

English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Literature, Poetry, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Health Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Science

Foreign Language: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies, Spanish Literature

Geography and Urban Studies: City Planning, Community Development, Geography, Planning, Real Estate, Rural Community Development, Urban Studies

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Environmental Health, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health

History: History

Industrial Studies: Industrial Technology

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Acting, Design/Technical, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Leisure Studies, Parks Administration and Management, Sports Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Technology: Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Radiologic Technology

Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 7/16/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $4,193.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: None.
  • Plan B: 15 ($100 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 7/16/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Students on Plan B - We can only cover up to 15 credits in tuition. If you want to enroll in more than 15 credits you will have to pay the additional tuition difference above 15 credits. Additional course fees may be charged, please see website for listed course fees: . Student is responsible for additional course fees on both Plan A and Plan B.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $500 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to eligible incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
Use FAFSA CODE: 003487

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
  • Figures are current as of 7/16/2015.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,300
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus: There are close off-campus options
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans can be found at the following website:

All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.