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has anyone on here tried to transfer unis after first year and not been able to? if so then for what reason, what course did you want to change to/from and at which universities?
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has anyone on here tried to transfer unis after first year and not been able to? if so then for what reason, what course did you want to change to/from and at which universities?
If you look in the stickied "University Transfers FAQ" thread in the Applications and UCAS forum then there are stories in there of successful and unsuccessful applications.

Are you asking out of curiosity or because you're considering a transfer?
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has anyone on here tried to transfer unis after first year and not been able to? if so then for what reason, what course did you want to change to/from and at which universities?
I haven't been in this situation, but the most common reason that students aren't able to transfer is because the course content is too different. Unless a degree is accredited by an outside body (such as psychology degrees by the British Psychological Society), no-one regulates what each uni covers on each degree. Two students studying history at two different universities could have taken completely different modules, and admissions staff at a uni accepting a transfer may decide that an incoming student lacks knowledge that would be essential for year 2 at their university.

Sometimes students will also be rejected because the uni feels that they won't cope academically with the course they want to join, usually because of poor performance at their current uni, or poor grades before uni.

All transfers will be reliant on the new uni having space to accept a transfer. Usually, some students will drop out and fail in year 1, but if the course already has students joining later on (e.g. from foundation degrees at partner colleges) or the course is unusually full, the uni may not want to take a transfer student.

I hope this helps a bit.
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If you look in the stickied "University Transfers FAQ" thread in the Applications and UCAS forum then there are stories in there of successful and unsuccessful applications.

Are you asking out of curiosity or because you're considering a transfer?
I'm considering one very seriously, my only problem is the fact that my a-levels are too low and it might be what stops me from transferring so I was wondering if it also happened to anyone else

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I haven't been in this situation, but the most common reason that students aren't able to transfer is because the course content is too different. Unless a degree is accredited by an outside body (such as psychology degrees by the British Psychological Society), no-one regulates what each uni covers on each degree. Two students studying history at two different universities could have taken completely different modules, and admissions staff at a uni accepting a transfer may decide that an incoming student lacks knowledge that would be essential for year 2 at their university.

Sometimes students will also be rejected because the uni feels that they won't cope academically with the course they want to join, usually because of poor performance at their current uni, or poor grades before uni.

All transfers will be reliant on the new uni having space to accept a transfer. Usually, some students will drop out and fail in year 1, but if the course already has students joining later on (e.g. from foundation degrees at partner colleges) or the course is unusually full, the uni may not want to take a transfer student.

I hope this helps a bit.
that was very informative thank you!
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I'm considering one very seriously, my only problem is the fact that my a-levels are too low and it might be what stops me from transferring so I was wondering if it also happened to anyone else



that was very informative thank you!
There's no harm in asking. An informal enquiry is fairly straight forward to do and it's in the university's interest to give you a truthful answer (if they lie and say you have a chance when you don't then they're just going to end up with more paperwork)
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There's no harm in asking. An informal enquiry is fairly straight forward to do and it's in the university's interest to give you a truthful answer (if they lie and say you have a chance when you don't then they're just going to end up with more paperwork)
I have emailed the general admission team a few weeks ago but they weren't very helpful, I half-filled out a new UCAS application and stated the entry point 2 but now decided to email the specific admissions tutor to ask whether it's possible to transfer with my circumstances and I'm waiting for a reply which feels like ages and I only sent the email on Friday haha
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I have emailed the general admission team a few weeks ago but they weren't very helpful, I half-filled out a new UCAS application and stated the entry point 2 but now decided to email the specific admissions tutor to ask whether it's possible to transfer with my circumstances and I'm waiting for a reply which feels like ages and I only sent the email on Friday haha
It might be worth ringing to chase up any emails. It shows that you're expecting a response.
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It might be worth ringing to chase up any emails. It shows that you're expecting a response.
i'll wait until Wednesday to give me an answer, they might have been unavailable at weekends to respond to emails, then i'll either walk to the uni offices and ask because I'd be transferring unis within the city so it's only a walking distance away, or i'll phone in
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