Become an NSE MemberCampuses qualify for membership by demonstrating, through a preliminary application, that they offer academic, cultural, or geographic diversity to the membership as well as have the ability to work within the framework of the program's policies and procedures. An interested institution will be evaluated on the criteria below, singly or in combination, to determine whether or not an invitation will be extended to complete the process:
- offer academic programs which complement and/or supplement the academic offerings and options of current member institutions
- have unique programs or opportunities for exchange
- are located in a geographic region not currently represented or under-represented in the NSE family
- are in regions of high student interest
Preliminary applications are welcome any time, but priority is given to those applying by April 1. To finalize membership, NSE requires a one-day, on-campus site visit and orientation at the applying institution's expense as well as a one-time application fee of $500.