How do you change uni courses at this late stage and what's the process?

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MariaWaria Sat 26-Aug-17 08:16:49

DD, after months of muting worries, has finally told me she doesn't want to do the course she's been offered a place on for September. I should have seen this coming but didn't.

She still wants to go to uni but not to do that course. In the long run this is a wise decisoin. But how to change? Is it even possible? Presume needs to contact uni not Clearing? And all closed for bank hols. confused

Please help me to help her sort this out. What are the steps she needs to take? Remaining on offered course is not an option; she will not go to uni if it is.

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CanIBuffalo Sat 26-Aug-17 08:22:00

Oh good for her being able to tell you. We are at the sticky end of a DC feeling unable to tell us and pressing on regardless. It's not good.
She could look at how to defer. She could ring the uni and ask about a different course. She could ring other unis and see if they have spaces and then get released into clearing. All the info is on the UCAS site I think.
I know it doesn't feel like it but it's such a good thing for her to have spoken up now.

MynewnameisKy Sat 26-Aug-17 08:24:03

Ring the admissions office and ask there advice. Is the course she wants in the same uni?

CanIBuffalo Sat 26-Aug-17 08:24:14

Also Google released into clearing and have a look at the info on The Student Room.

Ocies Sat 26-Aug-17 08:37:09

Does she know what she does want to do? If she is unsure I really recommend a gap year which will give her a bit of time to research courses and go to some of the autumn open days.

MariaWaria Sat 26-Aug-17 09:14:07

Have just rang admissions at her uni and someone answered! Incredibly helpful person said moving course was possible as they had capacity on many courses. However when I told DD, thinking she'd be pleased, seemed not particularly bothered.

Wondering if there 'smore to this than i thought. This is so hard. Sympahies to all those going through similar and many thanks for prompt responses.

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Butterymuffin Sat 26-Aug-17 09:22:34

Has she said what other course she wants to do? Or is it just 'not that one'?


Kez100 Sat 26-Aug-17 16:22:16

Is it just the study? Does she want a gap year?

MariaWaria Sun 27-Aug-17 22:42:13

No, doesn't want a gap year; wants to go to uni but seems have developed a sudden lack of confidence about the whole thing.

Just trying to be supportive and be around when she wants to talk about it, which isn't often.

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Horsemad Mon 28-Aug-17 16:59:27

I think it's normal to have a 'wobble'; has she said any more about what's bothering her?

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