Information for UVI Students

The NSE program provides students with the opportunity to study at other institutions in the Unites States, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, and Canada. Students learn about different cultures, different geographical locations, explore graduate school and employment options, enroll in courses not presently offered at UVI, expand their worldview, and experience personal growth and enrichment. Please visit for specific institutions of the NSE program.

Who Qualifies?

  • Students with a GPA of 2.75 and have at least 24 degree credits at the time of application and at the completion of the term prior to the exchange.
  • Students are encouraged to apply during their Sophomore year to participate in the NSE program in their Junior year.
  • Students must be recommended by the NSE Selection Committee via successful completion of the interview process.
  • Students who demonstrate the capacity to meet all financial obligations prior to departure.

Where to Apply?

Applications for the National Student Exchange program can be obtained through Counseling Services, a Division of Student Affairs, on both campuses, and from this direct link - NSE Application Form

Interested individuals may obtain more information on the NSE program by contacting:

Albert A. Sheen Campus:

Patricia Towal
Phone: (340) 692-4187
Anyha Lord
Phone: (340) 692-4180

St. Thomas Campus:

Dahlia Stridiron
Phone: (340) 693-1136
Melissa Williams
Phone: (340)693-1134

Information for Incoming NSE Students

Welcome to the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). We are delighted that you have chosen to attend UVI as an NSE student, and we look forward to meeting you in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. Even though you have been accepted to UVI for the NSE program, you still need to formally apply to the school. Click here to complete the application

To be admitted to the University, the following must be submitted:

  • Your UVI application form. Students attending the St. Thomas Campus must send a check or money order for $25 made payable to the University of the Virgin Islands.
  • You must send an OFFICIAL copy of your current academic transcript.

All completed forms and payment must be mailed directly to the NSE Coordinator.

St. Thomas Campus

Dahlia Stridiron, NSE Coordinator
University of the Virgin Islands
Counseling and Placement Center
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Albert A. Sheen Campus

Patricia Towal, NSE Coordinator
University of the Virgin Islands
Counseling and Placement Center
RR1 Box 10,000 Kingshill
St. Croix, VI 00850-9781

REGISTRATION - Click here to complete your registration form. We encourage you to register as soon as possible because classes close quickly at the University. Failure to adhere to this deadline can result in you not getting the classes you need.

With the assistance from your academic advisor, select the courses for which you wish to be registered here at UVI.

  • The St. Thomas Campus schedule can be accessed by clicking here.
  • The Albert A. Sheen Campus schedule can be accessed by clicking here.
  • When you select courses, carefully examine the online course catalog by clicking here to plan your schedule.
  • You must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours.

TUITION AND FEES Click here to view the estimated tuition and fees. You should expect that there will be a 5% increase in the tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year.

FINANCIAL AID- If you are requesting financial aid and are on Plan A, make sure that you have completed the 2013-2014 FASFA. If you have not added UVI to your FASFA form, please do so immediately. Your financial aid will be disbursed by UVI not your home campus. The Financial Aid Office will request a final transcript to determine your class standing to disburse your financial aid.

Plan B students- your financial aid will be disbursed by your home institution.

HEALTH FORM- Complete the Student Health Form by clicking here. You must submit a copy of your immunization record as well as your lab results. You must have the required immunizations and have these forms on file prior to your arrival on campus. You will not be allowed to move on campus without these documents. The forms are to be sent directly to the NSE Coordinator.

HOUSING- Complete the housing application and mail it to the NSE Coordinator with a $100 housing deposit. Please make money order out to the University of the Virgin Islands.

St. Thomas Campus- Click on Housing Application.

Albert A. Sheen Campus- Click on Housing Application.

ORIENTATION- NSE students are required to attend the Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 New and Transfer Student Orientation Program.Orientation will be held from Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16, 2013. Classes begin Monday, August 19, 2013.

NSE ACTIVITY FEE- There is a $90 National Student Exchange activity fee for the St. Thomas Campus. The fee is paid to cover the cost of participating in a cultural activity during the semester. Make your check or money order payable to the University of the Virgin Islands. All payments should be mailed directly to Dahlia Stridiron, NSE Coordinator.

NSE students have been extremely adept in exploring the many cultural offerings that the Virgin Islands have to offer. We look forward to meeting you when you arrive (instructions on how to get here from the airport will be available on the website later). Feel free to email the NSE Coordinators if you have any questions or concerns.

Dahlia Stridiron, NSE Coordinator

(340) 693-1136

Patricia Towal, NSE Coordinator

(340) 692-4187

International Study Abroad Program

Interested individuals may obtain more information about the International Study Abroad Program by contacting:

Dr. Robert Terrasi
Dr. Maria Delgado