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I was just wondering can somebody whcoh believes they might not be good enough for a degree allowed to transfer from there course to a foundation year course after they have enrolled and everything.
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I was just wondering can somebody whcoh believes they might not be good enough for a degree allowed to transfer from there course to a foundation year course after they have enrolled and everything.
If the foundation course had spaces, this might be possible - but it's up to the uni. Some foundation years have specific requirements (such as students with incorrect subjects) and so someone who "believes they might not be good enough" might not qualify. But the uni wouldn't have awarded them a place on the degree if the uni didn't feel they were good enough, so the student needs to evaluate what, exactly, their concerns are. A foundation year is an expensive way of making up for lack of confidence.
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If the foundation course had spaces, this might be possible - but it's up to the uni. Some foundation years have specific requirements (such as students with incorrect subjects) and so someone who "believes they might not be good enough" might not qualify. But the uni wouldn't have awarded them a place on the degree if the uni didn't feel they were good enough, so the student needs to evaluate what, exactly, their concerns are. A foundation year is an expensive way of making up for lack of confidence.
no its not confidence issues.

Basically one of the A level I 100% need for this course, i did not achieve a high grade for and that just concerns me.

Like tell me, if a person is going to study Bsc in Biology and they got a C or D in A level Biology, do you think they could servive doing the degree, because i know for sure they wont.

The situation above is like mine a bit, i got a high C for the subject i wanted to study, and i know for sure it is not good enough.
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What subject and what uni?

I would strongly advise you not to do it. If you made it onto the course, you should (in theory) be fine given you work hard enough.

A foundation year would be a waste of your money and time in your scenario.
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I am sure you can.
I was studying mechanical enginnering in sunderland uni for year one. Then I directly transfer to swansea university for higher ranking. The bad thing is the sunderland uni was too easy compare to swansea. so I had to repeat year two again. But eventually I got my 2.1 and I am going to Loughborough for my master this year. Hope it helps lol
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I am sure you can.
I was studying mechanical enginnering in sunderland uni for year one. Then I directly transfer to swansea university for higher ranking. The bad thing is the sunderland uni was too easy compare to swansea. so I had to repeat year two again. But eventually I got my 2.1 and I am going to Loughborough for my master this year. Hope it helps lol
okay im asumming for you, that you did A level math. so what did you get in it
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okay im asumming for you, that you did A level math. so what did you get in it
I had B in chinese, C in maths and E in physics. so I would never be able to get in swansea at the first place. but swanaea asked me to get 60 percent avaerage in year one which is easy coz sunderland was a joke.
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I had B in chinese, C in maths and E in physics. so I would never be able to get in swansea at the first place. but swanaea asked me to get 60 percent avaerage in year one which is easy coz sunderland was a joke.
that is inspirational man.
BTW how the f, did you transer from sunderland to swansea. did you the first year all over again or did you start in there second year
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I just emailed the university and they asked to see my modules then i sent it to them and they told me 60percent in year one is good enough for a direct transfer. but swansea year two was too hard so i repeated year two again in swansea.
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I just emailed the university and they asked to see my modules then i sent it to them and they told me 60percent in year one is good enough for a direct transfer. but swansea year two was too hard so i repeated year two again in swansea.
okay that makes sense.

its just amazing that you got an E in physics which is like the pinicle of engineering and still did okay at your university. thanks for the advice
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okay that makes sense.

its just amazing that you got an E in physics which is like the pinicle of engineering and still did okay at your university. thanks for the advice
If you are hard working, you can possibility catch up even you did poorly in A level. Your grades only counts towards your degree when you are in year two. Simple term: In Year one, the uni will try to make sure people to arrive at the same standard so you relearn most materials. I hope this will help. Just be brave and email the universities you want to apply and ask is it possible for a transfer. University always wants some extra cash xD
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If you are hard working, you can possibility catch up even you did poorly in A level. Your grades only counts towards your degree when you are in year two. Simple term: In Year one, the uni will try to make sure people to arrive at the same standard so you relearn most materials. I hope this will help. Just be brave and email the universities you want to apply and ask is it possible for a transfer. University always wants some extra cash xD
I should try to catch up in the next week or two
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I was just wondering can somebody whcoh believes they might not be good enough for a degree allowed to transfer from there course to a foundation year course after they have enrolled and everything.
just tagging in uni of surrey
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I was just wondering can somebody whcoh believes they might not be good enough for a degree allowed to transfer from there course to a foundation year course after they have enrolled and everything.
Hi mnak,

As someone else said, if you got onto the degree course in the first place then the uni must think that you're good enough to be on the programme. However, if you are really concerned that you might not be up to it, you could always ring the Admissions team at the university to see if they have any spaces on the foundation course.

It would be worth sharing your concerns with your course tutor when you begin lectures so that they can offer advice on how to improve. There might also be a team within the university (perhaps the Library) who offer workshops on how to manage time, how to structure essays and give tips on how to study most effectively, so be sure to check that out too!

Hope this helps and good luck at uni!

All the best,
Ashley
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