Florida International University NSE Placement Instructions

  1. Placement Acceptance Form (PAF) – This is used to confirm your placement with the Host Campus
    • If ACCEPTING YOUR PLACEMENT: complete all the missing information in parts A, B, and E on each copy of the PAF. Read Part D and the Conditions of Placement thoroughly. Sign and date each of the three copies of the PAF and the Conditions of Placement forms. Keep one copy for your records. Return the remaining two copies of the PAF and Conditions of Placement forms to your NSE HOME Coordinator (Jamie) by Wednesday, March 26, 2014! Earlier submissions are appreciated!!!
    • If DECLINING YOUR PLACEMENT: Check Part C; indicate the reason for declining; and sign & date each copy of the PAF form. Keep one copy for yourself and return the other two copies to your NSE HOME Coordinator (Jamie) by Wednesday, March 26, 2014! Earlier submissions are appreciated!!!
  2. Conditions of Placement – This is page 2 on the NSE contract and is required with the PAF. It includes contractual agreement/student responsibilities.
  3. Financial Aid
    • FAFSA updates [Plan A] – now is the time to do this!!
    • If applicable, set up meeting with FIU’s financial aid representatives. It is the student’s responsibility to understand and follow any fin-aid policies/regulations that are applicable to his/her individual award.
    • Loan Applications
    • Develop Budget (use budget sheets provided – also available at www.nse.org)
  4. Host Campus Comments / Contact Information
    • www.nse.org – ‘student’ tab: resource section: campus detail information
  5. NSE Exit meeting / Advising Agreement Form (AAF)
    • Confirm advisement for all semesters on exchange and return semester to FIU.
    • AAF must be completed, signed by your Advisor, NSE Coordinator and yourself and submitted to FIU-NSE Office during your NSE Exit Meeting (prior to your NSE departure):
      • Fall-term departures: by June 2014
      • Spring-term departures: by September 2014
      • Summer-term departures: ASAP!
    • There will be no guarantee on how courses will transfer back to FIU if the coursework taken during your exchange was not pre-approved by your home campus ACADEMIC ADVISOR.
    • Departmental approval required for those students who are graduating (Seniors).
  6. Official Transcripts: It is your responsibility to request that an official NSE transcript be sent directly to the FIU-NSE Office (Jamie Perez) at the end of each exchange semester/quarter. Don’t forget!!
  7. International Students at FIU (F-1 or J-1 visa): Tax Compliance Requirement must be satisfied with FIU prior to your NSE departure. Instructions provided during NSE Exit Meeting.
  8. FIU Parking Decal: Plan-A Student should NOT obtain a parking decal while on exchange, otherwise a HOLD and parking FEES will be placed on your FIU student record.
  9. FIU Housing Cancellation: students who have a housing contract established with FIU during Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 must submit a housing cancellation request form if they will be living outside of FIU during their exchange period and no longer require FIU housing.
  10. Join:
    • FIU-NSE Facebook Page: (NSE@FIU)
    • FIU National Student Exchange Club!
    • Email Melissa Peña (President) @ mpena098@fiu.edu to receive an invitation.

Wishing you a wonderful exchange!