NSE Application

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be full-time at time of application and during exchange
  • GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale required
  • Students must be in good financial, academic, and social standing

Application for Exchange (Download and complete the document or print and complete, turn it in to the NSE office, 1080 Hixson-Lied) 

Unofficial transcript (Access Plus) 

Statement of personal goals and reasons for exchange participation (250 word essay) 

Recommendation Form (Share the link or print the Word document and ask your recommender to submit the signed document to the NSE office. Recommender must be a faculty member, advisor, or full-time staff member of the university.)

Application fee (check or money order payable to NSE). A non-refundable fee of $250 is assessed at the time of application and provides eligibility for the academic year of exchange. If your exchange is less than one calendar year or declined, subsequent exchanges will require the fee if they occur within a new academic year. 


Optional, after submitting application: Pilar A. Garcia Student Achievement Fund Application (PDF): This fund was established by a private donor to support enrichment experiences for students at Iowa State University. A student may request funding up to $1,000 per academic year. Application deadline is November 6

TRANSIT is a system to allow you to enter coursework you have taken (or will take) will on NSE, then to generate an evaluation to see how it will be accepted at Iowa State University. Then, TRANSIT allows you to submit your evaluated credit to DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System), which will produce an individualized report that reflects how your evaluated credit applies toward a specified degree at Iowa State University. It will compare your evaluated course work with the requirements of an academic degree program and prepare a report, or preliminary audit, which details your progress toward meeting those requirements.