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Advising Agreement

You need some guarantee that the courses you complete on exchange will fit into your degree program. Therefore, before leaving WKU, you are responsible for completing a written advising agreement with the assistance of your academic advisor. You should select all the potential courses you might take during your period of exchange. For flexibility, identify two or three times as many courses as you will actually take.




The advising agreement should indicate where each course will fit into your degree program. Your advisor should sign the form agreeing that satisfactorily completed courses will fit into your degree program in the manner determined. A copy of the signed advising agreement should be retained by you, your advisor, and the WKU NSE Coordinator. The WKU NSE Coordinator will forward a copy of the written agreement to the WKU Registrar to place in your permanent record.

Without a signed advising agreement before exchange, WKU may not accept the work you completed at your host college or university. Any deviation from your advising agreement should be approved with your advisor before enrollment at your host institution.



Registration and Course Access

After you sign your placement acceptance, you will receive registration information from your host campus. Registration is accomplished by phone, mail or Internet before your arrival on campus. It is important that you follow instructions and deadlines provided by your host Study Away NSE Coordinator. Registration in courses is based on availability and offerings and cannot be guaranteed.

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The NSE website provides the most detailed information about all of your exchange opportunities.

Spring 2016 Application Deadline

  • For Spring 2016:
    October 1, 2015
  • Exchange options become more limited the longer you wait!

2016-2017 Application Deadlines

  • For Academic Year 2016-2017:
    February 14, 2016
  • For Fall 2016:
    February 14, 2016
  • For Spring 2017:
    February 14, 2016

Application Items

  • Interview:
    Required after application complete
  • Application Fee of $200
    Required after interview

Advising and Guidance

  • For individuals or groups to get you rolling with the NSE process, set up an appointment with the WKU NSE Advisor.
  • Office: Tate Page Hall 104

    Phone: 270-745-4512

The information on this website is provided for your convenience, but the WKU NSE Student Manual is the official source for all guidelines, rules and procedures for decisions related to your participation in NSE.  It is expected that you will review this handbook.

WKU is not liable for accidents or injuries sustained in transit to host schools or during the exchange program. Make sure you have adequate major medical insurance coverage. WKU is not liable for any dissatisfaction with an exchange placement or experience.

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