Details for Administering the Program

Procedure for an Institution to Participate in CIC-TEP

  1. Appoint a CIC–TEP liaison officer.
  2. Create a new TEP liaison user account.
  3. Submit payment for the $375 annual registration fee (due in mid-August of each year).
  4. Maintain student applications using the CIC–TEP Online Portal.

Participation Guidelines

  • CIC–TEP institutions must be members of the Council of Independent Colleges. Institutions not currently members of CIC should contact CIC for membership information.
  • Participating institutions must register annually for the CIC–TEP network and pay an annual registration fee of $375.
  • The liaison officer is responsible for verifying eligibility of export applicants and managing the approval process for import applications. His/her contact information is posted in the online list of participating institutions.
  • Institutions must be registered for CIC-TEP by August 31, 2023 to be a participating institution during the 2023–2024 year and to be eligible to import or export students during the 2023–2024 year.
  • Early registration provides maximum opportunity for student choice.

View responsibilities of the host/importing institution, home/exporting institution, and student applicants.

CIC-TEP Questions

 ​For questions about becoming a participating institution of CIC-TEP, contact Faith Brown, CIC Tuition Exchange Program manager, at (202) 466-7230 or