Transferring universities after foundation year

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Hi, I am currently in yr 13 just about to finish college. I did btec level 3 applied science and am predicted DDD hopefully that's what I get. I got In uclan (insurance) and into mmu (firm) for computer science but decided I want to do a foundation yr. (Haven't done maths since I was 15 :*) I was wondering could I transfer to a better uni, a Russel group after my foundation year? I will also try through clearing tho. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
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'Transfers' aren't really a thing in the UK. Instead what needs to happen in the vast majority of cases is withdrawal from your current institution and reapplication via UCAS to the new one.

As to whether or not it's possible, the answer is really 'it depends', and the best way to get more solid advice is to speak to admissions at the institution to which you plan to switch. I'm not sure what difference a foundation year would make. They generally are only bothered about your A Levels/equivalent even when you switch out after a year.
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You’d be better off taking a year out to sit Maths A level in a year. That will cost a lot less and give you many more options
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Hi, I am currently in yr 13 just about to finish college. I did btec level 3 applied science and am predicted DDD hopefully that's what I get. I got In uclan (insurance) and into mmu (firm) for computer science but decided I want to do a foundation yr. (Haven't done maths since I was 15 :*) I was wondering could I transfer to a better uni, a Russel group after my foundation year? I will also try through clearing tho. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
Universities tend not to take another universities foundation year students. If you dont want to complete the degree in that university dont go there.

To get into an RG university for CS you are going to need A level Maths usually grade A on top of your BTEC. DDD may not be enough anyway.

CS in top universities is basically a Maths degree so you are going to need to take a gap year and achieve the Maths level. Alternatively look at a less Mathematical course.

If you dont have the necessary Maths qualification a university wont take you in clearing. That wont change.
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Hi, I am currently in yr 13 just about to finish college. I did btec level 3 applied science and am predicted DDD hopefully that's what I get. I got In uclan (insurance) and into mmu (firm) for computer science but decided I want to do a foundation yr. (Haven't done maths since I was 15 :*) I was wondering could I transfer to a better uni, a Russel group after my foundation year? I will also try through clearing tho. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
Hi!

If you are looking to do a foundation year and transfer to a different university, i would recommend contacting the other universities you might be interested in to see if they will consider a foundation year from a different institution. Some universities may consider this and some may not at all, therefore, it would be worth reaching out to find out if this will be possible at your chosen university!
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