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Application Process

Steps to Follow:


To apply for participation in NSE, follow the following steps:


  • Schedule an appointment to meet with WOU's NSE Coordinator

  • Pick up an application from Room 203 in the Werner University Center or online.

  • Visit the NSE website,, to gather more information about the program or participating schools


  • Fill out application for NSE and schedule an appointment with WOU's NSE Coordinator to turn in applications. Applications are due February 15.


  • Arrange for 1 letter of recommendation to be sent via email, or with application to


    Debbie Diehm, NSE Coordinator, Student Affairs
    345 N. Monmouth Ave.
    Monmouth, OR 97361


  • Turn in application and $200 non-refundable application fee
  • Complete your FAFSA application by February 15 if you are paying your host school's tuition and fees (Plan A) and you plan on using Financial Aid, list all placement choices and Western Oregon University on your FAFSA application (FAFSA codes are listed in the NSE Directory).

It is required that you turn in your application and schedule an interview with Debbie Diehm, WOU's NSE Coordinator. Applications will not be accepted without an appointment!

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Forms for Exchange


Below you will the forms to help you start the process to study somewhere else around the country!


Mid-Year Application form (pdf format).

2015-2016 Application form (pdf format).

Letter of Recommendation form (pdf format).


It is strongly encouraged that you make an appointment with Debbie Diehm prior to filling out your application.


Also, it is required that you turn in your application accompanied by an interview with Debbie. Applications will not be accepted without an appointment.


Application for Exchange
The application deadline is February 15, 2015 for exchanges beginning the following year. This includes fall, winter, and spring terms. The fee for application is $200.00.


Recommendation Letter
An application is incomplete without a recommendation letter. The recommendation must be completed by an WOU staff/faculty or academic advisor. Please have this completed at time of submission. (This may be submitted via email to


Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 503-838-8221 | or e-mail: