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Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer unis after Year 1 if you are taking law?
Original post by strawberrymoon
Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer unis after Year 1 if you are taking law?

Some unis accept transfers; some do not. Do you have a particular uni to which you're looking to transfer?

One rule they all seem to apply is that you must have met the entry requirements for your target uni. So if you got BBB, you can't "upgrade" to a uni requiring AAA by doing exceptionally well at uni with lower entry requirements.

Also, see the University Transfer FAQ.
Original post by strawberrymoon
Does anyone know if it is possible to transfer unis after Year 1 if you are taking law?


Hi, I’m not quite sure of the requirements etc, but someone I know is studying law (postgraduate) and she transferred unis in first year, so it’s probably possible.
Original post by DataVenia
Some unis accept transfers; some do not. Do you have a particular uni to which you're looking to transfer?
One rule they all seem to apply is that you must have met the entry requirements for your target uni. So if you got BBB, you can't "upgrade" to a uni requiring AAA by doing exceptionally well at uni with lower entry requirements.
Also, see the University Transfer FAQ.

By requirements, do you mean Alevel grades?
Original post by DataVenia
Some unis accept transfers; some do not. Do you have a particular uni to which you're looking to transfer?
One rule they all seem to apply is that you must have met the entry requirements for your target uni. So if you got BBB, you can't "upgrade" to a uni requiring AAA by doing exceptionally well at uni with lower entry requirements.
Also, see the University Transfer FAQ.
I applied to UCAs this year and I didn't get an offer from my top choice (A*AA), even though my predicted grades did meet the requirements. I got an offer from my insurance choice (AAA). In this case would transfer be possible?
Original post by strawberrymoon
By requirements, do you mean Alevel grades?

I mean whatever the normal entry requirements are. So that would be A levels (or BTECs or IB, or whatever), plus any GCSE requirements, plus any LNAT requirement (if applicable) plus any English Language requirement (if an international applicant), etc.
Original post by strawberrymoon
I applied to UCAs this year and I didn't get an offer from my top choice (A*AA), even though my predicted grades did meet the requirements. I got an offer from my insurance choice (AAA). In this case would transfer be possible?

I transfer might be possible if:

the university to which you're hoping to transfer accept transfers (not all do, and you haven't answered my "Do you have a particular uni to which you're looking to transfer?" question so I can't advise you here),
the Law department to which you're hoping to transfer accept transfers (not all do, see comment above about the particular uni to which you'd be looking to transfer),
your actual grades (which clearly you don't know yet) meet the entry requirements of the uni to which you'd want to transfer,
you meet whatever additional requirements they impose for those transferring (i.e. that there's sufficient overlap between the modules in Year 1 at both universities, your academic performance during Year 1 is acceptable, etc.), and
there is space on the course (which there may not be for the most over-subscribed courses).

Other things you could consider are applying via Clearing, and reapplying for next year (i.e. taking a gap year). Or simply sticking with your insurance choice for all three years.

I'm not sure joining your insurance choice (which it doesn't seem your that keen on), only so you can transfer out of it at the first opportunity, is the wisest of choices.

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