Changing uni courses/WithdrawingWatch
Im currently a first year, have been at uni for two weeks, and have recently tried to change my course. I have been told multiple times, that no department in the whole of the uni is accepting transfers. They told me my only option is to withdraw, however I've just come from a gap year and there really is nothing for me at home. Im not entirely sure what to do, the course is not enjoyable, but I could do first year if I had to. My only concern is starting a new degree next year will extend my student finance by a year, and will leave me in more debt. Any help would be really appreciated! : )
Student life, in partnership with UEA
I'd recommend withdrawing now if you know you don't like the course. There's no point in sticking around and you have a better chance of preserving your SFE entitlement by withdrawing as early as possible. Usually if you withdraw before a certain point in the term you are not liable for tuition fees. Note however if you withdraw now, you will have to pay back your maintenance loan minus the value of two week of it pro-rata (or however many weeks is the point at which you withdraw). You will also likely need to find a replacement tenant for your student accommodation contract.