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    Salutations everyone,

    I am wondering if you were a first year undergraduate who applied for the course X. After couple of lectures you realised that course Y within the same faculty is the one you really want to do. Is it possible to transfer?

    e.g. You applied to Chemical engineering but wish to transfer to Computing
    or You applied to Civil Engineering but wish to transfer to Mechanical engineering
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    Yep, it's definitely possible. I went through the process. However;

    -The two subjects need to be fairly similar e.g not biology to math.
    -You will probably sit an interview with a few questions as to why you wanna change...nothing too alarming.
    -Depending, you might need the relevant grades for entry.
    -You need to ask for transfer during the first month or two.
    -The department receiving you needs to have space available. This is slightly problematic for some courses, like Physics, Aero or Mech Eng this year.

    But, apart from that, you should be fine.
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    (Original post by Chlore)
    Yep, it's definitely possible. I went through the process. However;

    -The two subjects need to be fairly similar e.g not biology to math.
    -You will probably sit an interview with a few questions as to why you wanna change...nothing too alarming.
    -Depending, you might need the relevant grades for entry.
    -You need to ask for transfer during the first month or two.
    -The department receiving you needs to have space available. This is slightly problematic for some courses, like Physics, Aero or Mech Eng this year.

    But, apart from that, you should be fine.
    So if the course is in the same faculty and they have same entry requirements, the only obstacle is if they have any extra places left?
    If you want to transfer from Aero to Computing there should not be any major problems?
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    The courses don't have to be remotely similar.

    All of this is up to your university. Contact the school you want to take the course in and ask if they'd be happy to let you join the course, and ask if you'll be starting in first year, second year etc. If they say they're happy to, get in touch with your personal tutor to help you fill in a change of course form. Be aware that the school may ask you to apply through UCAS, in which case you carry on your course as normal but go through UCAS Apply - if you get accepted, then you join the new course; else you have your current course as a backup.

    But you need to get onto this ASAP, as the later you leave it, the further back you'll end up on the new course.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by DarkWhite)
    The courses don't have to be remotely similar.

    All of this is up to your university. Contact the school you want to take the course in and ask if they'd be happy to let you join the course, and ask if you'll be starting in first year, second year etc. If they say they're happy to, get in touch with your personal tutor to help you fill in a change of course form. Be aware that the school may ask you to apply through UCAS, in which case you carry on your course as normal but go through UCAS Apply - if you get accepted, then you join the new course; else you have your current course as a backup.

    But you need to get onto this ASAP, as the later you leave it, the further back you'll end up on the new course.

    Hope this helps

    So can you change courses even if they are in different departments?
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    (Original post by ppeter)
    So can you change courses even if they are in different departments?
    Sometimes universities will allow transfers between departments. You will be expected to have met the entry requirements though, and there needs to be space on the course. There's no harm in asking, they won't take your current place away from you.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Sometimes universities will allow transfers between departments. You will be expected to have met the entry requirements though, and there needs to be space on the course. There's no harm in asking, they won't take your current place away from you.
    What if a student would really rather drop out of University rather than do his/hers current course? Would there still be barriers such as requirements and spaces? Surly the University would want to get their fees rather than a drop out?
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    (Original post by ppeter)
    What if a student would really rather drop out of University rather than do his/hers current course? Would there still be barriers such as requirements and spaces? Surly the University would want to get their fees rather than a drop out?
    I'm sure they would rather transfer you than have you drop out, but if a course is completely full or they think your grades are too far off what they want (they want to be sure you are capable of doing well) they are unlikely to budge on the matter. If you meet the requirements but they are full I suppose they may offer you deferred entry, or recommend you reapply.

    Really the only way you can find out whether this is possible or not is by just asking. They will know best. They won't take your current place away from you if you just enquire.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    I'm sure they would rather transfer you than have you drop out, but if a course is completely full or they think your grades are too far off what they want (they want to be sure you are capable of doing well) they are unlikely to budge on the matter. If you meet the requirements but they are full I suppose they may offer you deferred entry, or recommend you reapply.

    Really the only way you can find out whether this is possible or not is by just asking. They will know best. They won't take your current place away from you if you just enquire.
    Yeah that's what I thought too, and okay. Thanks
 
 
 
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