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    Hello everyone!

    Thank you for taking a moment to address my question. This October, I've applied to universities to read archaeology and anthropology. I have already received conditional offers from UCL, Edinburgh, and Exeter.

    After almost half a year of consideration, I have decided that I want to transfer courses. I would love to study at UCL next year as they have the perfect course for me (Eastern European Studies BA). Seeing that I already hold a conditional offer from the aforementioned institution, would it be possible to transfer courses at this stage? Should I even bother or would the politics department reject my request to transfer? In any case, taking a gap year does not seem like a good option for me and continuing with my first course might be even worse. So at this stage, I am quite desperate...

    Perhaps at this point, it might be helpful for you to know some basic information about my application. Here are my credentials:
    - IB diploma 4HLs (History, Economics, Spanish B, Language and Literature) with a 7777 predicted; 2SLs (ESS and Math) with a 66 predicted; Overall predicted: 43
    - International student with, you guessed it, Eastern European origins
    - Somewhat fluent in Russian and Spanish (if it helps)
    - My personal statement has an emphasis on cultural anthropology and work experience on an archaeological excavation
    - EE in History (the Bosnian Wars, specifically - the siege of Sarajevo)
    - Chaired/organized an MUN conference. I was the president of the Social Humanitarian and Cultural committee

    In any case, if you could advise me on what to do and how to transfer, it would be really helpful! Perhaps there is a way to solve my issue... Thank you in advance
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    (Original post by LostInNarration)
    Hello everyone!

    Thank you for taking a moment to address my question. This October, I've applied to universities to read archaeology and anthropology. I have already received conditional offers from UCL, Edinburgh, and Exeter.

    After almost half a year of consideration, I have decided that I want to transfer courses. I would love to study at UCL next year as they have the perfect course for me (Eastern European Studies BA). Seeing that I already hold a conditional offer from the aforementioned institution, would it be possible to transfer courses at this stage? Should I even bother or would the politics department reject my request to transfer? In any case, taking a gap year does not seem like a good option for me and continuing with my first course might be even worse. So at this stage, I am quite desperate...

    Perhaps at this point, it might be helpful for you to know some basic information about my application. Here are my credentials:
    - IB diploma 4HLs (History, Economics, Spanish B, Language and Literature) with a 7777 predicted; 2SLs (ESS and Math) with a 66 predicted; Overall predicted: 43
    - International student with, you guessed it, Eastern European origins
    - Somewhat fluent in Russian and Spanish (if it helps)
    - My personal statement has an emphasis on cultural anthropology and work experience on an archaeological excavation
    - EE in History (the Bosnian Wars, specifically - the siege of Sarajevo)
    - Chaired/organized an MUN conference. I was the president of the Social Humanitarian and Cultural committee

    In any case, if you could advise me on what to do and how to transfer, it would be really helpful! Perhaps there is a way to solve my issue... Thank you in advance
    Contact UCL and see if they will consider you for the other course. They may ask for a new personal statement. You will then have to reject all your offers and go through clearing. Otherwise as above you can start on the course you have an offer for and apply for a transfer or again next year.
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    (Original post by LostInNarration)
    Hello everyone!

    Thank you for taking a moment to address my question. This October, I've applied to universities to read archaeology and anthropology. I have already received conditional offers from UCL, Edinburgh, and Exeter.

    After almost half a year of consideration, I have decided that I want to transfer courses. I would love to study at UCL next year as they have the perfect course for me (Eastern European Studies BA). Seeing that I already hold a conditional offer from the aforementioned institution, would it be possible to transfer courses at this stage? Should I even bother or would the politics department reject my request to transfer? In any case, taking a gap year does not seem like a good option for me and continuing with my first course might be even worse. So at this stage, I am quite desperate...

    Perhaps at this point, it might be helpful for you to know some basic information about my application. Here are my credentials:
    - IB diploma 4HLs (History, Economics, Spanish B, Language and Literature) with a 7777 predicted; 2SLs (ESS and Math) with a 66 predicted; Overall predicted: 43
    - International student with, you guessed it, Eastern European origins
    - Somewhat fluent in Russian and Spanish (if it helps)
    - My personal statement has an emphasis on cultural anthropology and work experience on an archaeological excavation
    - EE in History (the Bosnian Wars, specifically - the siege of Sarajevo)
    - Chaired/organized an MUN conference. I was the president of the Social Humanitarian and Cultural committee

    In any case, if you could advise me on what to do and how to transfer, it would be really helpful! Perhaps there is a way to solve my issue... Thank you in advance
    You have nothing to lose by ringing up UCL (and the others) and asking if it's possible to switch courses.
 
 
 

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