Undergraduate Exchange Students

Congratulations on being selected to study at Nicholls State University!

The exchange coordinator at your home institution must send the following information to marilyn.gonzalez@nicholls.edu.

– Student Name
– Date of Birth
– E-mail address
– Gender

How to Apply

Complete online application at www.nicholls.edu/apply  and follow this process:

  • Click ‘First time user account creation’
  • Create your login ID and PIN.
  • Select your application type of ‘International/Exchange Undergraduate’
  • Complete the application for admission.  This application must be completed and submitted for the application to be processed.
  • Arrange for the following:

Additional Requirements

  • Official TOEFL scores sent directly from ETS (Nicholls School Code:6221)
  • Affidavit of Support form
  • Financial Statement from Bank verifying information provided on the affidavit
  • Copy of passport

These documents are to be sent to:

Nicholls State University – Office of Admissions
906 East 1st Street – Otto Candies Hall
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Phone: (985)448-4507

Deadlines for admission application

Deadline for Spring Semester:  October 15th

Deadline for Fall Semester:   May 15th


Submit Housing request through Housing Portal (Once the online application is processed you will be sent login information so that you can complete the information required to apply for Housing).

When your application is processed and required documents received and reviewed the Office of International Student Services will issue a DS-2019 form to be used to obtain a J-1 visa.  Your acceptance packet will include your DS-2019 immigration document, letter of acceptance and other relevant information.

Course Selection

You will find Semester Registration Information at the following link: https://www.nicholls.edu/register/ Choose the Schedule of Classes  for the semester that you will study at Nicholls. Please select a minimum of 5 courses / 15 credit hours. Your desired schedule of classes is to be sent to Marilyn Gonzalez by email at  marilyn.gonzalez@nicholls.edu , or by Fax: 985-449-7139

Visa Procedures

Click here to be familiar with the Visa procedures to enter the United States and carry out the necessary steps to obtain your Visa.

Medical Insurance Requirements

Exchange Visitors in J1 status in the United States  must carry medical  insurance for the full duration of their academic program.  Please click here to view the insurance requirements and a suggested list of  insurance companies.