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Evanston Communication Exchange Program

The Evanston Communication Exchange Program allows students who are pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in communication to study at Northwestern's home campus for a semester.

Who is eligible?

Juniors pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in communication.

Eligibility Requirements

This is an optional program. In order to participate in the Exchange Program, the student:

  • must have a 3.0 GPA at the time of application and at the time of 
application review
  • is a full-time student (with 3 or more units) when the student applies
  • completed four full-time semesters at the time of application
  • completed five full-time semesters at the beginning of the exchange 
  • earned junior standing (15 units according to NU-Q bulletin) by the time 
the program begins
  • completed all MIT major requirements for the first two years of the 
program prior to the exchange program
  • must be in good standing, which is defined as:
    • not on academic probation

    • no incompletes

    • no registration holds

    • no current academic integrity investigations

Note: Eligibility terms may vary every year. Any disciplinary actions, past violations of academic integrity, or other issues, may disqualify a student regardless of his/her other qualifications.

When is it?

Spring semester of 
junior year


Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA — near Chicago


Students are selected by NU-Q academic leadership and advising to attend the Exchange Program. Selection criteria vary from year to year. If you are interested in attending this program, contact your academic adviser early on for more information.

If you are given permission to attend the Exchange Program, you will work with your academic adviser to plan a course of study while in Evanston.

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