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    Hi, I am reapplying for UCAS 2010 but I haven't withdrawn from my current uni in case I don't get any offers. I am currently doing an anthropology course but I am not enjoying it all that much and am going to go for English as that was what I always wanted to study but was scared to apply due to the competition and not having the predicted grades for top unis.

    Would they mind that I didn't apply for English first time and that I haven't withdrawn from my current institution. How do I explain this in the best way in my PS/reference? I am worried that they will reject me for not showing enough dedication/commitment to English by not having dropped out of my current course.
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    This is not a problem - people change their minds all the time. However, you will need suitable A-levels. You just need to explain why your interests have shifted and emphasise the ways in which you have been preparing. It is, in my view at least, a wise decision not to withdraw from your current course just yet. This often makes the situation worse if you do not go on to receive an offer. I speak from experience on this matter. For the reference, you need to choose someone who is able to comment on your academic potential - a personal tutor, lecturer or seminar tutor is usually a safe bet.
 
 
 

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