National Student Exchange (NSE) Students
National Student Exchange students are considered non-degree-seeking students participating in a study abroad program. Applicants interested in applying for National Student Exchange must first arrange acceptance into this program with the NSE coordinator in the Center for International Programs & Inclusive Excellence at 719-549-2329.
Applicants Must Submit:
- An online Colorado State University Pueblo application. NSE students apply as non-degree students (undergraduate or graduate).
- An unofficial copy of all college transcripts (email to the NSE coordinator at email@example.com)
- Demonstration of English proficiency. (Residents of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada are exempt from this requirement).
- Copy of unexpired passport for student and passport for any accompanying dependents.
- Financial Statement
Demonstration of English-proficiency:
NSE students from non-exempt countries must email one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- U.S. transcript with a GPA of 2.5 or higher for 2 or more semesters.
- Results of an English language proficiency test. (See requirements below).
English-proficiency requirements for all programs (except Nursing and MBA)
- A minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test, a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL internet-based (iBT) or
- A minimum band score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test.
English-proficiency requirements for Nursing and MBA programs.
- A minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper-based test, a minimum score of 79-80 on the TOEFL internet-based (iBT) or
- A minimum band score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test or
No substitutions (Duo Lingo, Pearson PTE, Michigan Language Assessment) will be accepted.
- The Office of Admissions reserves the right to accept alternative documentation on a case-by-case basis.
A financial statement regarding the resources available to the student during their stay in the United States is required. International students must demonstrate the financial ability to meet the full cost-of-attendance and cannot be admitted without this statement. (Only applies to students who require an F1 or J1 student visa to attend in-person classes). The financial statement can include one, or a combination of the following documents:
- A Certificate of Balance from a bank or other financial institution that is dated within the last six months which identifies the account owner by name, identifies the currency type, provides the account balance as of the end of the statement period, identifies the bank or financial institution address, and bears the signature and stamp of the bank or financial institution official.
- A Formal Loan Agreement from a lender dated within the last 30 days which identifies the borrower by name, identifies the currency type for the loan, provides the guaranteed loan amount, identifies the address of the lending institution, and bears the signature and stamp of the lending institution official.
- Scholarship letter(s).