As the WICHE Coordinator for your campus, we are seeking your assistance in informing all advising staff on your campus that the WICHE-Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP) is available to students who seek professional training in the following fields: DENTISTRY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, OPTOMETRY, OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE, PODIATRIC MEDICINE, and VETERINARY MEDICINE. (If you are no longer your campus’ WICHE Coordinator, please forward this email to the new coordinator and ask them to provide us with their contact information.) Please note that support in the field of Occupational Therapy is being phased out as Northern Arizona University has started a program at the Phoenix campus.
Attached is a copy of WICHE Professional Student Exchange Program brochure, and a flyer, which we ask that you forward to the proper departments for posting. Also, enclosed is a press release for your campus newspaper. The purpose of the press release is to get the word out that the deadline for WICHE PSEP certification for training to commence in fall 2016 is October 15, 2015. Students may access an Application for WICHE Certification at: http://www.azregents.edu/specialprogramsandinitiatives/default.aspx, click on Applicant, and click on Professional Student Exchange Program. If students have additional questions about the Professional Student Exchange Program, please ask them to call the Arizona Board of Regents WICHE Certifying Office at 602-229-2500 or go to: www.azregents.edu.
WICHE’s Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) makes many high-quality graduate programs available to master’s, graduate certificate, and Ph.D. students, who are residents of the 16 participating states, to enroll in some 380 high-quality programs at 60 participating institutions. Additionally, if the desired healthcare program is not offered through PSEP, students may check the Western Regional Graduate Program. WRGP currently offers access to more than 60 high-quality healthcare-related degrees offered by some 43 public institutions. Students who enroll in a cooperating program outside of Arizona through WRGP pay resident tuition. Additional information is available at: www.wiche.edu/wrgp
Additionally, Arizona participates in the WICHE Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE.) The Western Undergraduate Exchange provides opportunities for students to attend a public college at the undergraduate level, outside their home state, at a reduced level of tuition (150% of resident tuition.) Arizona residents may attend undergraduate programs in all WICHE states. The WICHE member states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Attached is a copy of the Arizona Western Undergraduate Exchange brochure, which we ask that you forward to undergraduate advisors. They may provide copies to students as needed. Interested applicants should contact their institution of choice and indicate that they would like to apply as a Western Undergraduate Exchange applicant. If students have additional questions about the Western Undergraduate Exchange, please ask them to contact the WICHE Central Office in Boulder, Colorado at 303-541-0210 or http://www.wiche.edu/wue
WICHE’s newest exchange is the Internet Course Exchange (ICE) an alliance of member institutions and systems that broadens student access to online courses and programs. WICHE ICE is an institutional tool that enables students to seamlessly access other two- and four-year institutions’ courses while using the advisory, registration, and financial aid services provided at their home campuses. Additional information is available at: www.wiche.edu/ice.
Your assistance is appreciated in getting the word out to all the advising staff on your campus about these unique opportunities available through Arizona’s participation in the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE.)
Please let us know if we can provide additional information.