I am speaking on the behalf of a friend who is thinking about dropping out of uni because she cant handle the stress as well as the commute to uni.
She doesnt want to change courses but to just drop out and maybe just progress at her job as a sales assistant. She is currently in her first year.
So if she was to drop out before the term starts after Christmas break, what will happen in terms of her course .etc. and student finance? What does she need to do if she wants to drop out?
OR what if she was to drop out once she has completed first year? How can she drop out from then? and what will happen with her course/uni and student finance?
Is it worse to drop out before the 2nd term begins after xmas? She is quiet stressed out and overthinks a lot, and does believe that she will be happier if she was to leave uni and progress in her job. She prefers to not talk to any uni counsellor as they will probably just try to convince her to stay.
So what does she have to do to drop out of university by the end of first year or before the 2nd term starts?
Any advice would be appreciated thank you.
Speak with student souncillor and student finance/funding. A 'Leave of absence' will mean year will get written off by SFE if can caim 'compelling personal reasons'. Need to clarify with the experts though.
Speaking as somebody who dropped out of uni earlier this year in March, your friend should have the right to drop out whenever she wants.
In terms of tuition fees she will owe the university for the amount of time she has been studying there. This means she’ll be in less debt if she drops out sooner rather than later.
It may be a similar case for accomodation fees, although some institutions require payment for the full year.
If she is absolutely sure that she wants to drop out then there is no point worrying about essays she needs to hand in, or when to leave. She should do it as soon as possible.
However it sounds like she doesn’t really have a concrete reason. Stress about essays is something that can first be discussed with a counsellor/personal tutor. Also, the university may be able to offer her alternative accomodation which has a shorter commute to uni?
All in all she should discuss her concerns with people at the university so that she is aware of their specific policies, and whether they can help her.