Study Abroad & Exchange

Incoming: Policies


The Coordinator is an essential part of your exchange. You may discuss any issues, share information, or just come in to chat!


It is imperative that you keep your current address and telephone number and e-mail address with the NSE Coordinator. Your health insurance policy number should be with you as well. In addition, carry with you my phone numbers as well as your identification in case. Please.


As soon as you get a mailing address please give it to the NSE Office and also send it to your home school Coordinator. Information delays will be reduced if a current address and telephone number and email address are available. The efficiency of the program, in part, depends on your regular input and cooperation.


E-mail is the primary form of communication from the Chico NSE office and the university in general. Regularly check your account!! Please make sure that we have the correct e-mail address within your Student Portal.

Placement and Duration of Exchange

Exchange Plans

A change of the exchange plan, A or B, cannot be made except in extreme cases and only with approval by the host and home NSE Coordinators.

Extension of Exchange

The Exchange is limited to one academic year. If you are thinking of extending your participation, you must submit your request to your home school NSE coordinator within the first two months of courses. A decision will be made within a matter of weeks. An extension is not automatic.  

Academic Policies and Procedures


Each participant is subject to all academic policies in effect at CSU, Chico and the home institution during the time of the Exchange. Each participant is expected to register as a full-time student (at least 12-semester units).


Fall Semester: First 2 Weeks of semester
Spring Semester: First 2 Weeks of semester
If you need to adjust your schedule for any reason at all, make sure that you do so during this period which is hassle free!


Your earned grades will be recorded on the CSU, Chico transcript according to existing policies as A, B, C, D, F, I, NC/CR, or WU. Your CSU, Chico grade point average will be similarly derived. You will have an academic record at CSU, Chico. NSE policy requires that you maintain a 2.5 grade point average in order to participate and continue on the exchange.

Grades When You Return

Whether or not grades from CSU, Chico will be averaged with your existing grades will depend entirely on your home institution policy. Consult your home coordinator for the appropriate policy. Each member institution has its own policy.

Other Concerns

Health Insurance

You are expected to have a health and accident insurance policy in force while you are on the exchange. A copy of your policy card must be presented via your online TREK account.

Tuition Plan A

Plan A participants who will receive financial aid through CSU, Chico must contact Mr. Casey Dinsmore in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship (SSC 250) or by phone at 898-6451. Always identify yourself as NSE incoming student.

Chico's  registration and tuition fees

Tuition Plan B

Plan B participants receive funds from their home institution. Proof of payment to the home institution must be provided by late-July (Fall/AY) or mid-December (Spring). Failure to provide proof will lead to course cancellation. If your funds are not immediately available, a letter of your award from the Financial Aid Office must be presented  Returning Home

Check your home institutions website for the proper procedure. Contact your home coordinator for any schedule updates.


A transcript will be sent to your home coordinator at the end of your time here at CSU, Chico. If you have ANY holds (owing funds etc.) at CSU, Chico, your transcript will not be released until the hold is removed.

Transfer to California State University, Chico

The period of the exchange cannot be used to establish residency for fees/tuition purposes. You must apply, on time, if you wish to transfer to CSU, Chico. Your application will be properly treated like any other application received. Please see

NSE Contact

Coordinator: Kenya Chavez,(opens in new window)
Telephone: +1-530-898-5415
Student Service Center 440