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NSE Application Form: Outgoing Texas State Students

Spring 2022 application deadline:

  • October 2021 (school due dates vary)

Sign up for an information session at your convenience to learn more about domestic study away before applying to NSE.

Online Application Instructions

Email NSE Coordinator, Lisa Chrans at and provide your

  1. Name
  2. Student ID
  3. Texas State email address  

You will then receive an email with the online application weblink.  


Items to include with your final NSE application:

  • Nonrefundable Application Fee: $200 (bring cash, check, or money order to the NSE office (UAC 144) after completing the online application). Checks and money orders are payable to "National Student Exchange."  No credit cards are accepted.
  • Unofficial Transcript (attach with the application or bring to the NSE office.)
  • Reference Form (attach with the application, send via email, or deliver to the NSE office.)  

Download the NSE Reference Form:
Click here to download file (opens in new window)

NOTE: The application is not complete until the $200 fee is paid and the application is reviewed with you in the NSE office (UAC 144).

Prior to completing this application, read the NSE eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures. These can be found here or in person at the NSE office.

NSE Office:
Lisa Chrans, NSE Coordinator
Texas State University
University College
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC), Room 144
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

Release of Information

The collection, retention, and dissemination of your records and information about you are subject to federal regulation under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. You are responsible for specifying the persons or agents who have access to your records. Therefore, it is necessary that we obtain your permission to request and release information pertinent to your exchange. Please read the following statements. You will sign an official release at the NSE Office after completion of your application.

  • I understand that it will be necessary for my campus to obtain certain information about my academic and non-academic record in order to: 1) ascertain my eligibility and suitability for an exchange through NSE, and 2) facilitate my exchange after it is arranged. I hereby grant permission to the NSE coordinator and/or designee to obtain information that is appropriate to my application and participation in the exchange including, but not limited to, letters of recommendation, permanent academic records and transcripts, conduct, fiscal records, medical records, all for the purposes of exchange placement and participation, continuation, or termination.
  • I give permission to the NSE coordinator and/or designee to contact appropriate personnel in order to verify that I am under no disciplinary action for violation of codes of academic and student conduct and/or that I have no judicial cases pending which would invalidate my eligibility for exchange.
  • I hereby release information contained in my application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other information required as part of the NSE application process to my home NSE Coordinator, designee, and those individuals/committees responsible for reviewing and approving my application for exchange participation.
  • I hereby give permission for the information contained in my application to be submitted on NSE’s restricted, Web-based placement site for the use of the home and host campuses and the NSE Central Office in placement and record-keeping processes.
  • I hereby release information contained in my application, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and other information required as part of the NSE application process to the National Student Exchange Central Office and to the NSE host institution at which I am placed.

Terms of Exchange

You will sign an official terms of exchange after confirmation of your application. It will attest to the following:

I have read and fully understand information on eligibility, policy, and procedures presented in the NSE Directory (found in the NSE office & the NSE website).

I further understand that:

  • participating in the National Student Exchange is a privilege and not a right.
  • submitting an application is not a guarantee of application acceptance or placement.
  • failure to maintain (prior to and during my exchange) all of the eligibility requirements of the program (including maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA) will result in the cancellation of my exchange.
  • failure to pay all financial obligations to my home and host campuses will result in the cancellation of my exchange.
  • I also understand that until financial obligations are met, my home and host campuses will not release transcripts; and I will not be permitted to re-enroll at, or graduate from, my home campus.
  • Texas State and my host institution will require completion of specific steps prior to exchange, and I agree to complete these requirements in a timely and responsible manner or forfeit my privilege to exchange. This includes completing an advising agreement form prior to exchange.

If accepted for participation in the National Student Exchange, I agree to adhere to all the rules and regulations of both my home and host institutions. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of my exchange.

I affirm that all information is complete, accurate, and true to the best of my knowledge. I acknowledge that I am signing freely, voluntarily, and under no compulsion.