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    Ok, so I've applied for Japanese and have so far had offers from Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester - trouble is, I've been doing a LOT of thinking and am now very sure that I want to do French and Linguistics instead, which is offered by all three of these unis (same entry requirements). Should I accept offers for Japanese and try and change course before/when I get there, or take a huge risk and go into Extra when it opens? French and Linguistics isn't the most common of courses so I'm worried it might not be in Extra at all, also those three are Russell Group unis so they might not be in Extra either :/

    My current plan of action is to firm Leeds, then after results day make enquiries as to changing course... any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I advise phoning them up, then if you can't change just roll with it and see what you can do when you arrive. These uni's will not be in extra- this year is already massively competitive just take what you've got then it'll be much easier to move around once there. Also if there's nothing in Extra you'll have missed out on the last year of cheaper fees!
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    Probably safer to change courses after you've been accepted.

    With unac extra you only have one option, so if they reject you, it's straight into clearing - otherwise known student hell.
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    I wouldn't risk it since you could very easily end up with nowhere to go but the options left in clearing. You could always try adjustment though - you can keep a firm offer and still have a look elsewhere.
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    loool, yh like you said if the same unis offer french you could try to ask them to change it or consider you for that subject. A lot of unis will allow you to change course in your first year, so there is still hope other than extra.

    contact them, but dont give your name or any specific detail that can be traced to you
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    Phone up and ask now- universities do have an option to change your course. Firm one of the universities who'll move you.
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    (Original post by Bella Occhi)
    Ok, so I've applied for Japanese and have so far had offers from Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester - trouble is, I've been doing a LOT of thinking and am now very sure that I want to do French and Linguistics instead, which is offered by all three of these unis (same entry requirements). Should I accept offers for Japanese and try and change course before/when I get there, or take a huge risk and go into Extra when it opens? French and Linguistics isn't the most common of courses so I'm worried it might not be in Extra at all, also those three are Russell Group unis so they might not be in Extra either :/

    My current plan of action is to firm Leeds, then after results day make enquiries as to changing course... any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...g_universities

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ind#UCAS_Extra

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    You should ask them to swap now. If they say no you'll then be able to look into other options. If you wait til you get there and they say no you're stuck with the other course or dropping out.
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    Thanks all for the very speedy response.

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    You should ask them to swap now. If they say no you'll then be able to look into other options. If you wait til you get there and they say no you're stuck with the other course or dropping out.
    Do you happen to know who I should contact - the Japanese department/French/Linguistics departments, school of languages in general, general admissions department people...? And thanks for your helpful answers, am in the process of writing out an email now!
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    You should ask them to swap the courses, I'm sure they'd let you and chance of all three saying no would be unlikely I guess.
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    (Original post by Bella Occhi)
    Do you happen to know who I should contact - the Japanese department/French/Linguistics departments, school of languages in general, general admissions department people...? And thanks for your helpful answers, am in the process of writing out an email now!
    I think different unis have different procedures. Seeing as the two courses are (I imagine) run by the same school in the universities, I'd recommend e-mailing them first to explain the situation and ask that they please advise you on who to e-mail if it's not them.
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