I can't concentrate on anything because I'm very worried about my current predicament: I really really really want to study German and Philosophy at King's College London. However, I was only accepted for a single honors philosophy degree I mailed the admissions tutor; he said that they won't be able to change my course because I'm too late. Now I'm scrambling to find any way to get into the program. I am unfamiliar with the UK system of education (I live in the US), so I thought I would appeal to ya'll... any ideas?
I have thought of asking the tutor about changing the course while deferring my entry (in case there aren't enough spots open this year), but I'm not sure if that's feasible. I don't know what else to do (besides taking a year off and reapplying- a last option!) I have also been accepted to study Germ./Phil. at Bristol and may very well go there so I can get the degree I want. I was also admitted to UCL, but once again only for Philosophy. At the end of the day, however, KCL is my top choice because its German department is the best in London (beats UCL) and is ranked #5 for Philosophy (beats Bristol, and comes close to UCL).
I'm worried that I will get my B.A. in Philosophy only to realize that I spent 3 years (and god knows how much money) on a relatively useless degree at UCL, or that I will have to settle on Bristol when I'm actually fond of KCL (I don't want to go to the Uni. of Bristol simply because I feel like I have no other options!)... So yeah, I'm going crazy wondering what to do <-- a crazed me walking around
Another thing: I noticed that German/Philosophy at KCL was open in UCAS Extra... Knowing that the tutor said I can't get in, does that mean the open spot has been filled by now?
Lastly, I would call KCL, but my phone won't allow me to dial international numbers Ergo, all my correspondence is via painfully slow email...
Woe is me! Any ideas on how an international student can change his/her course? Watch
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Last edited by magnum.opus; 05-04-2011 at 00:52.
- 05-04-2011 00:45
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- 05-04-2011 17:50
If they've said you're too late to change your course there's not much you can do. You can ask again if you can change your course and defer but this will mean you need a gap year.
The Extra listing may be closed or a mistake - but that doesn't concern you as you can't use Extra unless you decline your offers.