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    Hello.
    So I sat my A Levels in extenuating circumstances, I've had to take a year out. Then apply. I have an offer for Mathematics and Economics at Nottingham University and intend to take it.

    May I ask. If one were to apply to transfer to other Universities for first-year entry AFTER my first year at Nottingham, how would I go about doing so? I intend to apply for Mathematics, instead of Mathematics and Economics.

    Do you know any people who've had this experience? if so, what is it successful?
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    First of all, you could ask Nottingham and see whether its possible to change courses within the same University.

    If you're wanting to transfer to a different University, you should email the University you're intending to transfer to and see if they accept transfers.

    It may be a better option to see if you could transfer from the first year of Nottingham into the second year of the University you want to go to, although this may be difficult as due to the fact you're trying to change to a different course, the modules may not be compatible. If they do approve, you'll probably need to achieve at least 60% in your year 1 modules and you'll need to apply via UCAS.
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    (Original post by dugdg)
    how would I go about doing so?
    You would use UCAS just like any other first year prospective entrant. Lots of people do it.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You would use UCAS just like any other first year prospective entrant. Lots of people do it.
    Hi,

    May I ask how I would sort out my references? Would I need to go into my old sixth form for that? Or would I be applying to my current University? The latter would be more ideal, but would it disadvantage me? References for someone they've only known for a few weeks would seem a little disingenuous?

    May I ask where I can find people who've done this for support and advice - I would really really appreciate that.

    Also, may I ask. If one has A*A*BB and sat their A Levels in extenuating circumstances and applied to Universities with their entry requirements of A*AA-AAA. I've seen people gain admission on the conditional offer of their first-year results?
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    (Original post by Camerooni)
    First of all, you could ask Nottingham and see whether its possible to change courses within the same University.

    If you're wanting to transfer to a different University, you should email the University you're intending to transfer to and see if they accept transfers.

    It may be a better option to see if you could transfer from the first year of Nottingham into the second year of the University you want to go to, although this may be difficult as due to the fact you're trying to change to a different course, the modules may not be compatible. If they do approve, you'll probably need to achieve at least 60% in your year 1 modules and you'll need to apply via UCAS.
    I don't mind re-starting the degree course, but I will look into internal transfers. I see, I will look into transferring to second year . May I ask if first year entry would still count as a transfer? Furthermore, my grades were slightly below what Nottingham 'typically offer', but I was offered a place without having to fill in my extenuating circumstances. May I ask how I would proceed when applying for first year entry if I'm a little short of the entry requirements? Would they consider my first-year Uni results to compensate? Should I contact Universities about this?

    Furthermore, when applying as a University student would I apply through my University on UCAS? Thus, my references would come from them?
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    (Original post by dugdg)
    I don't mind re-starting the degree course, but I will look into internal transfers. I see, I will look into transferring to second year . May I ask if first year entry would still count as a transfer? Furthermore, my grades were slightly below what Nottingham 'typically offer', but I was offered a place without having to fill in my extenuating circumstances. May I ask how I would proceed when applying for first year entry if I'm a little short of the entry requirements? Would they consider my first-year Uni results to compensate? Should I contact Universities about this?

    Furthermore, when applying as a University student would I apply through my University on UCAS? Thus, my references would come from them?
    Where are you hoping to apply? And for what course

    A lot of your questions will be answered by reading the first post of the stickied thread Transfer FAQ.
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    (Original post by dugdg)
    I don't mind re-starting the degree course, but I will look into internal transfers. I see, I will look into transferring to second year . May I ask if first year entry would still count as a transfer? Furthermore, my grades were slightly below what Nottingham 'typically offer', but I was offered a place without having to fill in my extenuating circumstances. May I ask how I would proceed when applying for first year entry if I'm a little short of the entry requirements? Would they consider my first-year Uni results to compensate? Should I contact Universities about this?

    Furthermore, when applying as a University student would I apply through my University on UCAS? Thus, my references would come from them?
    You will need to email the University you're hoping to transfer to. Different Universities have different policies on transfer students. Some Universities will require you to have met their A level entry requirements, however others may only consider the grades you achieved during your first year.

    When applying through UCAS, your referee should be a lecturer at your current University.
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    Where are you hoping to apply? And for what course

    A lot of your questions will be answered by reading the first post of the stickied thread Transfer FAQ.
    I'd be hoping to apply for Mathematics, at Durham, KCL, Warwick (MORSE) and perhaps LSE.

    I can't seem to find the thread. N.B. This would be for first-year entry, and I'd be a little short (A*A*BB) of the entry requirements, although because of extenuating circumstances.
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    (Original post by Camerooni)
    You will need to email the University you're hoping to transfer to. Different Universities have different policies on transfer students. Some Universities will require you to have met their A level entry requirements, however others may only consider the grades you achieved during your first year.

    When applying through UCAS, your referee should be a lecturer at your current University.
    Would him/her being my referee disadvantage me? Thank you ever so much for your advice, should I contact each respective department or admissions in general?

    Can one apply for first-year entry to other universities AND second-year transfer entries?
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    (Original post by dugdg)
    Would him/her being my referee disadvantage me? Thank you ever so much for your advice, should I contact each respective department or admissions in general?

    Can one apply for first-year entry to other universities AND second-year transfer entries?

    Yes, send an email to admissions department of each University and explain the circumstances.

    And yes, this is possible. When applying for first-year entry, you will need to select point-of-entry 1 and when applying for second-year entry select point-of-entry 2 on UCAS.

    Also, I'm not sure what you meant by your referee being a disadvantage.

    Glad I've been able to help
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    (Original post by dugdg)
    I'd be hoping to apply for Mathematics, at Durham, KCL, Warwick (MORSE) and perhaps LSE.

    I can't seem to find the thread. N.B. This would be for first-year entry, and I'd be a little short (A*A*BB) of the entry requirements, although because of extenuating circumstances.
    You need to speak to them BEFORE you commit to starting the first year of a course you don’t plan to complete.

    A gap year doing something else might be viewed more sympathetically than starting a degree you don’t intend to finish.

    Edit: and the thread is right at the top of the forum you posted in Applications and UCAS
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    (Original post by Camerooni)
    Yes, send an email to admissions department of each University and explain the circumstances.

    And yes, this is possible. When applying for first-year entry, you will need to select point-of-entry 1 and when applying for second-year entry select point-of-entry 2 on UCAS.

    Also, I'm not sure what you meant by your referee being a disadvantage.

    Glad I've been able to help
    Would be lecturer who's only known me for a few weeks, not be seen as a disingenuous reference?

    I've just emailed the four Universities I'm interested in now to ask if I would be eligible; although I've yet to explain any details, just a broad inquiry about whether or not I would be eligible.
 
 
 

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