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    I'd been debating switching course for months before they started. I went with something practical rather than something I'm passionate about (stupidly). I rang my university today about transferring courses and they wouldn't allow it. I have the grades and everything but they just wouldn't allow a transfer to this particular area of study.

    I can't continue on this course and waste a year doing something I'm not passionate about while wasting money, I can't drop out because I have nowhere to live so someone suggested transferring to a different university close by. I rang the Uni and they said there are places on the course but I have to drop out of the Uni I'm at now and then they can process my application. Is there no way a transfer can work without dropping out completely then reapplying?
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    (Original post by Jamie. D)
    I'd been debating switching course for months before they started. I went with something practical rather than something I'm passionate about (stupidly). I rang my university today about transferring courses and they wouldn't allow it. I have the grades and everything but they just wouldn't allow a transfer to this particular area of study.

    I can't continue on this course and waste a year doing something I'm not passionate about while wasting money, I can't drop out because I have nowhere to live so someone suggested transferring to a different university close by. I rang the Uni and they said there are places on the course but I have to drop out of the Uni I'm at now and then they can process my application. Is there no way a transfer can work without dropping out completely then reapplying?
    I think you are failing to see the practical issues and why they need you to leave.

    1. You are a student at Uni A and as far as Uni B are concerned you are Uni A's student.

    2. More importantly any finance belongs to Uni A.

    3. they wont want to deal with you until you disentangle yourself from Uni A and are a serious option because they could end up wasting their time.

    4. Uni B will wnat to know you have sufficient fiance to pay for the course. this means Uni A giving up their claim and preferably taking nothing from the course you have already attended, even if its just one day.

    My advice is:

    1. Find out the formal withdrawal procedure and how long it will take.
    2. If Uni A will charge you any fees. It can be as much as 50% for first term.
    3. If they intend to charge you then you need to talk to sfe about how these situations are resolved.
    4. Talk to uni B about how quickly an application can be processed one you have left.
    5. Check wit accommodation how many days// weeks grace you can get once you withdraw.
    6. talk to Uni B about accommodation or find new private lodgings.
    7. Its likely you will also remain liable for the rent for uni A accommodation till you find a replacement.

    Up to you to sort it all out and then being prepared so it goes smoothly..

    Possible but get busy and go and see student advisor and or welfare.
 
 
 
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