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Priority Placements: ConferenceNSE campuses accept students throughout the academic year. Most applications for exchange in an upcoming academic year are negotiated at a Placement Conference each March in our Priority Placement process. Before the conference, each campus NSE coordinator determines eligibility for outgoing student applicants.
On average, 98% of all NSE applicants receive an exchange placement during Priority Placements. You can be accepted for exchange by only one campus. If your first-choice campus is not able to accept you, your placement request will then be considered by your second-choice campus or your third-choice campus, etc. until a placement is confirmed. Once a campus has accepted you for exchange, no further consideration will be given by other campus choices. If none of your campus choices are able to accept you at the March conference, you can work with your home NSE coordinator to explore placement at a campus open to exchange following the conference.
Placement Acceptance by the Host CampusPlacement acceptances are made according to the exchange space available under the respective tuition payment plans (Home or Host) of the host institution. At the conference, your placement requests will be considered by your potential host campuses in the order in which you prioritized them. NSE coordinators make placement decisions to achieve balance with their own outgoing NSE student population.
Placement ProbabilityEach student must select a first-choice campus. Use this guide to understand your chance of placement at your first-choice campus (this is also listed on each campus profile). Even if your first-choice campus is marked as “excellent,” you are still encouraged to have 1-3 alternate options. Use this guide to understand your chance of placement at each alternate campus. In addition, your home campus NSE coordinator may be able to assist you in choosing a first-choice campus and suitable alternate options.
Direct Placements: Post-ConferenceNSE exchange placements occur year-round and most campuses accept students throughout the academic year. Placements made after the March conference are referred to as Direct or post-conference placements. As a general rule, Direct placements for the fall semester can be made until June 15 and for the spring semester until November 30 (campus deadline may be earlier). Direct placements are arranged in a short amount of time and are a great way to pursue your NSE options.
Direct placements are governed by the exchange space availability at member campuses which remain open for additional incoming students following the March conference. Your home NSE coordinator will have a list of campuses that will accept Direct placements. Make sure that the campus you select meets your academic, financial, and personal needs prior to application.