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WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program


Certifying Officer for Arizona
WICHE Student Exchange Program
Arizona Board of Regents
2020 North Central, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 229-2563
Fax: (602) 229-2555


*      For current information and application materials for the Professional Student Exchange Program, contact your State Certifying Officer.

*      Enables students in 13 western states to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.

*      Exchange students receive preference in admission. They pay reduced levels of tuition: for most students, resident tuition in public institutions or reduced standard tuition at private schools. The home state pays a support fee to the admitting school to help cover the cost of students' education.

*      State support and program participation affecting students are subject to change by legislative or administrative action.

*      You are encouraged to contact your certifying officer regarding such a possibility. It is also recommended that you keep a copy of your application for certification in case there are questions.

*      Certification affirms only that you are a resident according to the definition established by your state and are eligible for the exchange if sufficient funds are available in your state.

*      Obtain your certification early because some schools will not consider applications from nonresident students without their being certified as "eligible" for this program.  In addition to applying for certification, you must apply for admission to schools of your choice that participate in WICHE's Professional Student Exchange Program.

*      You are subject to the application deadlines and academic requirements established by each school. When applying for admission, identify yourself as a certified WICHE/PSEP student (or indicate that you have applied for certification).

*      Inform your certifying officer of the schools to which you are seeking admission.

*      Keep your certifying officer apprised of offers you receive and your final decision to attend as well as your current address and phone number while enrolled through the program. This is necessary because agreements between the state, the school, and WICHE must be completed to ensure that you are admitted and funded as an exchange student.

*      Formally decline offers for admission at other schools so that those places can be offered to other students.

*      If you encounter difficulty during admission regarding your status as an exchange student, contact your state certifying officer or ask a school official to call WICHE's Student Exchange Program in Boulder, Colorado at (303) 541-0214.


*      Admissions Report form for participating schools.