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    Hi all,

    I'm a first year currently "studying" Environmental Science but I want to leave the University (I won't name names but it's in the biggest city in the East Midlands and it's not the good one) and re apply for a Computer Science course at another university. Ideally, I'd like to sit my exams and finish this year and hopefully pass, mainly due to the fact that I can't afford to leave before finishing the year but if I have to leave at the end of this term to re apply then so be it.

    I assume I need to go through UCAS again as my current course isn't relevant so I don't think I'll be able to transfer courses. Is it too late for me to apply normally now? or will I have to go through clearing no matter what?

    Also what's the deal with student finance?

    Any help will be much appreciated,

    Thanks
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    It's also probably worth noting that I'll be classed as a "mature student" come september
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    (Original post by Nurseyd)
    Hi all,

    I'm a first year currently "studying" Environmental Science but I want to leave the University (I won't name names but it's in the biggest city in the East Midlands and it's not the good one) and re apply for a Computer Science course at another university. Ideally, I'd like to sit my exams and finish this year and hopefully pass, mainly due to the fact that I can't afford to leave before finishing the year but if I have to leave at the end of this term to re apply then so be it.

    I assume I need to go through UCAS again as my current course isn't relevant so I don't think I'll be able to transfer courses. Is it too late for me to apply normally now? or will I have to go through clearing no matter what?

    Also what's the deal with student finance?

    Any help will be much appreciated,

    Thanks
    You would need to go through ucas, you should be able to go through ucas extra before you needing to go through clearing.
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    Hey! So I'm in a very similar boat to you: I am/was a History student (withdrew today!) and have decided to pursue a Computer Science degree starting this upcoming September. Before withdrawing, I suggest you reapply through UCAS - get a new personal statement and a reference either from your old high school (like I did) or from your current uni tutor and get your new uni/course situation sorted. Use the UCAS Extra search tool as a reference for available Compsci degrees. Then you speak to your tutor, get a withdrawal form and get it signed etc

    If you're planning on finishing the year so you don't have to pay back the overpayments you could do that too but remember that you'll be adding £9000 of tuition fees because you've finished the year. If you do what I have done i.e. withdraw BEFORE the new term, you'll only owe them £4500 + paying back the overpayment of your maintenance grant/loan depending on when you leave (which shouldn't be an awful amount since you probably got your last maintenance grant/loan this January and it's already the beginning of March so we haven't been overpaid that much)

    Good luck!
 
 
 
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