Dropping out after foundation year

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I will be dropping out of my uni after the foundation year due to multiple reasons but mainly due to mental health reasons. Though since I am doing it after the year I will have completed the foundation year so will get the A level equivalent which a foundation year provides.Do I have to tell the university about leaving after the foundation year prior to completion or after.
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either, it doesn't really matter. there were people dropping out of my course in second year in the first week of term. I would just tell them now though so that they have plenty of notice and it looks a bit more polite.
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(Original post by Bak01)
I will be dropping out of my uni after the foundation year due to multiple reasons but mainly due to mental health reasons. Though since I am doing it after the year I will have completed the foundation year so will get the A level equivalent which a foundation year provides.Do I have to tell the university about leaving after the foundation year prior to completion or after.
Like the above user said, tell them now so they have plenty of notice
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You need to ask the university what award they will make if you pass the foundation year. This will not be a formally recognised qualification like A levels.
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You need to ask the university what award they will make if you pass the foundation year. This will not be a formally recognised qualification like A levels.
I would say it's an a level due to it being 6 modules each at 20 credits same as an a level
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I would say it's an a level due to it being 6 modules each at 20 credits same as an a level
A levels are a recognised level 3 qualification awarded by an exam board.

A foundation year are university credits awarded by a university. Those credits are only officially recognised by the awarding university - there’s no quality assurance of university credits below level 4. Many universities will not issue an award or qualification for completion of a foundation year (they’re universities awarding HNC level 4 qualifications and above - not exam boards awarding level 3 qualifications). Instead the only proof of study will be a transcript of marks.

Read your course/program specification to see what early exit awards are offered.
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A levels are a recognised level 3 qualification awarded by an exam board.

A foundation year are university credits awarded by a university. Those credits are only officially recognised by the awarding university - there’s no quality assurance of university credits below level 4. Many universities will not issue an award or qualification for completion of a foundation year (they’re universities awarding HNC level 4 qualifications and above - not exam boards awarding level 3 qualifications). Instead the only proof of study will be a transcript of marks.

Read your course/program specification to see what early exit awards are offered.
It's an a level equivalent, already been through it with a family friend who's a teacher it's an a level equivalent
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It's an a level equivalent, already been through it with a family friend who's a teacher it's an a level equivalent
The part in the program spec that details early exit awards should have referred to the regulations on withdrawing from the course too
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