Switching course before the start of the degree ?

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I received an offer from Cambridge few days ago but I was slowly wondering if it would be possible to switch from one course to another (quite close) before matriculation ? Should I wait until I start studying over there ? Should I contact my college as soon as possible ?

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(Original post by indvolda)
Hi everyone,

I received an offer from Cambridge few days ago but I was slowly wondering if it would be possible to switch from one course to another (quite close) before matriculation ? Should I wait until I start studying over there ? Should I contact my college as soon as possible ?

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They won't remove your offer if you ask the question. Edit to be clear: and you should ask that question sooner (i.e now) rather than later

And don't forget the Tripos system does enable people to change course anyway (subject to various things including the agreement of both DoSs).
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They won't remove your offer if you ask the question.

And don't forget the Tripos system does enable people to change course anyway (subject to various things including the agreement of both DoSs).
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(Original post by indvolda)
Hi everyone,

I received an offer from Cambridge few days ago but I was slowly wondering if it would be possible to switch from one course to another (quite close) before matriculation ? Should I wait until I start studying over there ? Should I contact my college as soon as possible ?

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Just curious

from HSPS to what?
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Just curious

from HSPS to what?
Well I'm thinking about History and Politics haha
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Well I'm thinking about History and Politics haha
Coool the new course

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Coool the new course

Good Luck
I can't rep you but thank you
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I can't rep you but thank you
Hahaha it's ok about the rep
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(Original post by indvolda)
Hi everyone,

I received an offer from Cambridge few days ago but I was slowly wondering if it would be possible to switch from one course to another (quite close) before matriculation ? Should I wait until I start studying over there ? Should I contact my college as soon as possible ?

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As @jneill said, asking won't jeopardise your offer, but if you're quite sure you want to change, it'd be better to talk with them as early as possible. Actually it may be a good idea to discuss with them even If you're not so sure as it's a new course, you may want to know more info before you make up your mind.

If they agree, they'll need to re-arrange your supervision schedule, which can effect other students' supervision arrangements on the same course as well. They'd want to avoid having to do that at the last minute just before matriculation when they're, again, very busy.
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As @jneill said, asking won't jeopardise your offer, but if you're quite sure you want to change, it'd be better to talk with them as early as possible. Actually it may be a good idea to discuss with them even If you're not so sure as it's a new course, you may want to know more info before you make up your mind.
This is good advice and in your interests. The answer might well be 'no' and you want to know this before deciding which offers to firm.
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