National Student Exchange

  • What is NSE?

    NSE provides students with affordable and practical opportunities to experience new and diverse settings in which to study and live. Students can study for a semester or a year paying either UAA tuition or resident tuition at a choice of nearly 200 colleges and universities throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more detailed information, you can visit, which details participating colleges and universities. 

  • NSE Participation Requirements

    To be eligible to apply for NSE:

    1. You must be enrolled full-time at UAA
    2. You must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
    3. You must be in Good Academic Standing
    4. You must have completed a minimum of 24 credits at UAA before your exchange begins
    5. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident - Students on visas cannot participate
    6. You must have no outstanding financial obligation to the University of Alaska system before your exchange begins
    7. You must have no current or pending probationary or disciplinary action
  • How do I apply?
    1. Complete the UAA National Student Exchange Application.
    2. Submit a $250 non-refundable application fee along with your NSE Application. Checks should be made out to UAA.
    3. Provide one letter of recommendation from faculty/staff member or academic advisor. 

    To turn in an application:

    Applications can be turned in to Adam Bryant at the University Center One Stop:

    3901 Old Seward Highway
    Anchorage, AK 99503

    To mail in an application:

    University of Alaska Anchorage
    Adam Bryant, NSE Coordinator
    PO Box 141629
    Anchorage, AK 99514-1629

    All of these items must be completed and turned in by February 1st! 

For more information about NSE, contact:

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Adam Bryant
NSE Coordinator
University Center
Phone: (907) 786-1069
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Contact NSE:


Mailing Address:

University of Alaska Anchorage
Enrollment Services
Office of the Registrar, NSE
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

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