Exchange Students

National Student Exchange

UTSA is a member of the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, which is the only comprehensive student exchange program in the United States and now includes partners in Canada. The NSE program provides opportunities for undergraduates with 30 or more earned credit hours and a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to study for a semester or up to one calendar year at another NSE (non-Texas) institution. With more than 175 institutions located in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and five Canadian provinces, students can continue to enhance their academic progress, broaden life experiences, and explore institutions for possible graduate school opportunities at the same cost as UTSA tuition. Please contact the NSE Coordinator and Student Advisor for application information and deadlines.

The University of Texas System Student Exchange Program

An undergraduate student who is degree-seeking at another UT System institution and is interested in registering for courses at UTSA through a reciprocal exchange program with the student’s home institution must apply as a special undergraduate student. See Special Undergraduate Student Admission requirements in this publication. This program is limited to students with more than 60 semester credit hours of degree-related college-level work. Students may register for undergraduate courses for which they have the necessary prerequisites, provided that space is available and that they have the approval of the course instructor.

For assistance, please contact the undergraduate student exchange coordinator in the UTSA Academic Advising at 210-458-4302.

Graduate Exchange Students

A graduate student who is degree-seeking at another U.T. System institution and is interested in registering for courses at UTSA through a reciprocal exchange program with the student’s home institution must apply as a special graduate student.

Special graduate students may register for any master’s-level or undergraduate course for which they have the necessary prerequisites, provided that space is available and that they have the approval of the course instructor. Students who wish to take a graduate course in a discipline other than that for which they have been authorized upon admission must obtain the approval of the authorized representative of the discipline offering the course. Academic credit earned is subject to the transfer policy of the student’s home institution. Special graduate student instructions and rules are provided in the UTSA Graduate Catalog.

A special graduate student may apply as a degree-seeking student to UTSA and must follow the rules of graduate degree-seeking applicants and submit all required admission materials by the appropriate deadline as described in the UTSA Graduate Catalog.

For assistance, please contact the Graduate Admissions at 210-458-4331.