Academic Progress

The National Student Exchange is an academic opportunity that should serve as an enhancement to the student's program of study while maintaining the student's academic progress toward their degree objectives.

You should discuss NSE participation with your student to determine if NSE is appropriate in their academic plan relative to the time period of exchange and course selection. A flexible academic plan while on exchange is a must as course enrollment at the host campus is based on availability and cannot be guaranteed. If students are dependent upon a specific course or courses in order to maintain academic progress, they should remain enrolled at their home campus.

Once the applicant has secured a placement and prior to leaving the home campus, the academic advisor works with the student to develop a written agreement governing how course work completed at the host campus will fit into the home campus academic program. Contact your home campus coordinator for information on the manner in which host campus grades will be recorded and courses will be distributed when the student returns from exchange.


"Students who participate in the NSE program consistently cite their experience as the single most rewarding opportunity of their college career. They return full of life, interested in furthering their education and, in many cases, more goal oriented. They become explorers ready to take on the challenges a new environment offers them."


Ross Meloan
NSE Coordinator and Director of Career Services
Murray State University