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    I don't like the courses i applied for anymore. I have tried to contact the uni's to transfer me onto their business courses but no replies to my e-mails so far.
    UCAS extra starts soon but this involves declining all my offers and then only being allowed to make one application to the uni i want to go to.
    With this one choice do i go for entry grades i can easily meet to avoid going through clearing in the summer or should i still aim high with the possibility of not getting in and having to go through clearing (considering business is very popular and may not be any good courses in summer)
    OR do i take a gap year so i can spend my time chosing a university and can be guarenteed a conditional offer?
    BUT taking into consideration that i have already re-taken a year at college and so when i finally did go to university i would be 2 years ahead. Universities may also consider me fickle for changing my mind over college courses and then doing it again for my degree.

    HELP ME!!! please!! i am very, very, very grateful for any of your suggestions and would be even more extactic if there is someone in the same situation/ or has been in the same situation that can advise me. ktx
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    (Original post by kat_uk_84)
    I don't like the courses i applied for anymore. I have tried to contact the uni's to transfer me onto their business courses but no replies to my e-mails so far.
    UCAS extra starts soon but this involves declining all my offers and then only being allowed to make one application to the uni i want to go to.
    With this one choice do i go for entry grades i can easily meet to avoid going through clearing in the summer or should i still aim high with the possibility of not getting in and having to go through clearing (considering business is very popular and may not be any good courses in summer)
    OR do i take a gap year so i can spend my time chosing a university and can be guarenteed a conditional offer?
    BUT taking into consideration that i have already re-taken a year at college and so when i finally did go to university i would be 2 years ahead. Universities may also consider me fickle for changing my mind over college courses and then doing it again for my degree.

    HELP ME!!! please!! i am very, very, very grateful for any of your suggestions and would be even more extactic if there is someone in the same situation/ or has been in the same situation that can advise me. ktx
    What course have you applied to already ? If you've really made up your mind that you don't want to do it, don't do it, for any reason. Universities will be more impressed at the bravado it took to change your mind than your fickle decisions, if you sell yourself right.
    And don't worry about being two years ahead, loads of people are.
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    i'm pretty sure that u can change ur course once u get to university (u have to stay in that uni but change departments) although i'm not sure about the procedures. so perhaps u could still go to one of the uni's that u applied to for ur previous course and then change it in the 1st term when u get there to business.
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    (Original post by sneezyme)
    i'm pretty sure that u can change ur course once u get to university (u have to stay in that uni but change departments) although i'm not sure about the procedures. so perhaps u could still go to one of the uni's that u applied to for ur previous course and then change it in the 1st term when u get there to business.

    mmm good advice there.. i think i might try and do just that. but then that relies upon you still wanting to be in teh same department. if not then idtake a gap year and sort this all out properly, rather than diving down the business route in panic because youve not got much time left to decide.
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    well i've applied for Fashion management and was probably going to go to Nottingham Trent...but now out of delirium i realise that Fashion management specialises too soon and the fashion industry is very competitive and shallow.

    Nottingham Trent is a crap uni (was one of the few that did fashion management) so changing when i get there might not be a good idea?

    I chose fashion management originally because it combined business with creativity, and so changing to study plain business isn't a rash decision.
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    (Original post by sneezyme)
    i'm pretty sure that u can change ur course once u get to university (u have to stay in that uni but change departments) although i'm not sure about the procedures. so perhaps u could still go to one of the uni's that u applied to for ur previous course and then change it in the 1st term when u get there to business.
    hmm I'm not sure this is quite as easy as this - I was told I wouldn't be able to and if I was I'd have to come back the next year.
    best thing is to PHONE the universities - NOT EMAIL!
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    (Original post by Peapod)
    best thing is to PHONE the universities - NOT EMAIL!
    Yep, I agree with that... I was doing the same. E-mails get lost, but with the phone you get reaction immediately. And if you don´t get the answer from the first person, than ask to be transfered further or call again. Different people know different things. And you can bother them with your question again and again. It´s their job to help you.

    But.... I wouldn´t be too worried about taking a gap year and apply for course you really want in next round. At least not from the reason you have. I acutally HOPE there will be quite a few students some years older. I didn´t have a chance to study uni earlier and now I´ll be starting at 24.
 
 
 
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