Is it possible/a good idea to change course choice at this stage? Problem is, I'm thinking about changing history to computer science and they are nothing alike.
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Last edited by SilverAlex; 22-01-2014 at 23:48.
- 22-01-2014 22:59
- 23-01-2014 00:38
Does your PS include both?
- 23-01-2014 11:31
Does your PS include any mention of computer science? Do you have any offers for history?
At this stage, quickest way to change your course choice would be to go through UCAS extra. This would however mean that you would have to reject any offers you've recieved, and you wouldn't have a guarentee of getting one for CS. You would only be able to use the same application, so universities would see that you origionally applied for history. The universities don't have to allow you to submit any additional information alongside your application. In this situation, it might be best to contact admissions departments before applying and explain that you've changed your mind about the course you want to do, and ask if it would be worth applying via extra.
Another option is to go through clearing, but again, universities will see your origional application, which may count against you. Clearing is not a nice process and has lots of disadvantages. Course/university choice is limited, and places on the most popular courses/universities will go quickly. You will also probably be asked to make the decision to accept/reject any offers you are given within 24-48 hours or less. If you aren't sure about what you want to do, this may not be a good idea for you. Also, you probably won't get university accomadation in first year.
In my opinion, the best option would be to take a year out and reapply next year. This would give you a free choice of courses and more time to visit universities and make a decision. You could also get some computer science work experience over the summer, to make sure the course is right for you. Applying with your grades is a much less stressful process, as you will get unconditional offers. You can also use your year out to earn some money and save for university.