To find out more about National Student Exchange (NSE), please sign up online to attend a free information session. If you are unable to attend an information session, you can email the NSE advisor Eleanor Wolgast at Remember to include your cell phone number in the email so she can give you a call to make an appointment.

Information sessions are only offered in the fall semester. To find out information after the end of the fall semester, please visit and select the Students tab. You can then select a state and research the NSE schools offered in that state.

To find out which colleges offer your major, visit the National Student Exchange website.

  • Click on the Students section
  • Under Resources on the left hand side, click on Majors

Select your major from the drop down menu and all the colleges that offer your major will be listed. You can then select up to five colleges to put on your application form.

The priority closing date is Feb. 12, 2016. It is strongly advised that you submit your application by the priority deadline.

The final closing date is Feb. 26, 2016.


How to apply

Make an appointment with Eleanor Wolgast at to obtain an application form and discuss your application.

NSE Application Form

You can choose up to five colleges on your application form. You will only be placed at one school, so it is important that you list your schools in order of preference.

Past participants in the program have all been placed at one of their five choices. 


Application fee

There is a non-refundable application fee which is currently $250. This fee must be paid at the time you submit your application by check or money order made payable to CSUN NSE. The NSE Central Office charges CSUN for all student placements, which is why the fee is charged to NSE applicants.