Dartmouth Exchange Program


The Dartmouth College - Muir College Exchange Program was conceived by Muir's first Provost John Stewart and former Dartmouth Provost Leonard Rieser as a way to enrich the education of students from both colleges. The first exchange of students took place during the fall quarter, 1970, when Dartmouth was still an all-male institution (it became coeducational in 1972). With as many as 10 students from each school swapping places each quarter, the program continues to provide two challenging academic environments distinguished by markedly different climates.

The Campus

Dartmouth's 265-acre campus is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut River between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In this setting, Dartmouth is able to fuse exceptional academic opportunities with full exposure to the beauties of northern New England.

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Students who will have completed up to 60 units by the time that they would enroll at Dartmouth are eligible to apply. Seniors are eligible if they will be returning to UC San Diego for at least one quarter after they have attended Dartmouth.

The program is open to all undergraduate students at all six UC San Diego colleges. Preference will be given to students who have a UC San Diego grade point average of 3.0 or higher, although applications will be considered from students who have UC San Diego grade point averages of 2.5 - 3.0.

Courses taken at Dartmouth are treated as transfer units at UC San Diego. No grade may be calculated into the UC San Diego grade point average.

Dartmouth Exchange Fees

Exchange Fees

Relevant for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Pertains to California residents only.

$5,120.92* Mandatory UC San Diego Registration
$4,050.00 Dartmouth Tuition
$9,170.92 Total

* UC San Diego's fees are subject to change from quarter to quarter.
Non-Resident students are required to pay Non-Resident Fees to UCSD ($13,356.92)

Room & Board (Approximate)

Room: $2,851.00
Board: $1,895.00 ** Non Refundable Declining Balance Account
Total: $4,746.00

Additional Fees

Insurance: Ranges apprx $882.00 per Quarter
Books and Misc:
$1,100.00 (Average)
Transportation: Students are responsible for their transportation to and from Hanover, New Hampshire.


The Dartmouth Exchange Program has concluded the application process for the Spring 2016 Exchange. 

 Periodically check back for updates regarding the 2016-2017 Exchange Program.

 Please note:  We are unable to accept applications for Fall 2016 due to lack of available housing at UCSD and Dartmouth.

 Questions?  Email us at dartmouthexchange@ucsd.edu

Students must file their applications at the Muir College Academic Advising Office by the end of the third week preceding the quarter they wish to attend Dartmouth. Qualified students will be interviewed by the Dartmouth Exchange Program Reviewing Committee during the fourth week of the quarter.

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