In this post, I will show you How To Change Course After Gaining Admission 2024/2025 to University in Nigeria or Abroad, How to change course after 100 Level, that’s in 200 level in your school, and How to change from Public administration to Law, Banking And Finance to Accounting, Nursing Science or Medical Laboratory Science to Medicine And Surgery, etc. If you have been offered admission to study in UNILAG, UI, UNN, OAU, UNIZIK, ABU, UNICAL, UNILORIN, Ghana Universities, American Universities, Oxford, African Universities, etc and you are not doing well or you don’t like the course you are studying at all due to no passion for the course then keep reading friend!
Also, If you have been asking about the possibility of changing your course after being given admission by your school or JAMB then this post is for you. I will show you all you need to know about how to change course after gaining Admission, how to change from your department to another, or from your old faculty to a new faculty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I Change My Course After Gaining Admission? After Accepting? In 200 Level? After 1st Year? Before Starting? In Second Semester? After Admission To The university or college?
I will be providing answers to the above questions.
Before we proceed, see How To Choose A Course That Fits You and JAMB change of course form.
You’ve decided your university course isn’t right for you, and you’ve found another one you like, but how do you go about changing to the new course?
Is Change Of Course After Admission even Possible?
After being offered a course at a university few students might want to consider changing their offered courses.
Is this possible? And if YES, what is the procedure involved?
Please note that in some schools it’s called INTER/INTRA-FACULTY TRANSFER.
Having said that, let’s begin.
Can I Change My Course After Gaining Admission?
The Answer is YES.
This means that you can change course after your 100 Level.
It’s possible to change from one department to another, it’s also possible to change from one faculty to another
You can Change course after gaining admission but there are a few things to put into consideration.
Changing course after gaining admission, not only can it be extremely difficult and time-consuming, often you will have to take some time out before commencing your new course, and sometimes you won’t be able to get onto your course of choice at all.
Can I Change My Course After Accepting?
The Answer is YES.
You can Change course after gaining admission or accepting the offer but there are a few things to put into consideration.
Changing course after accepting on JAMB Caps, not only can it be extremely difficult and time-consuming, but often you will have to take some time out before commencing your new course, and sometimes you won’t be able to get onto your course of choice at all.
Can I Change My Course In 200 Level?
The Answer is YES.
You can Change course after gaining admission or in your 200 level but there are a few things to put into consideration.
Changing course in 200 level, not only can it be extremely difficult and time-consuming, often you will have to take some time out before commencing your new course, and sometimes you won’t be able to get onto your course of choice at all.
Can I Change My Course After 1st Year?
The Answer is YES.
You can Change course after gaining admission or after your first year but there are a few things to put into consideration.
However, if you’re really unhappy in your current course, switching courses can help you achieve more, and help you towards your career aspirations.
Read on to discover everything you need to know about changing courses after gaining admission to Nigerian University.
What to Consider Before Changing Course After Gaining Admission
Once you know that changing university course is the right choice for you, bear in mind that there are several practical aspects you need to consider before you make a move.
Firstly, ask yourself why you want to change to this course.
Be brutally honest about your reasoning.
There’s no guarantee you will enjoy this new course better than the first one.
And sometimes there is a lot of time and money at risk if you make the wrong decision.
If you’re changing course in order to get onto a more competitive course, I am sorry, but this probably may not work in some cases.
Universities are well aware of students attempting this, and well, more than likely, reject your application straight away.
It can easily work if you are changing from an accredited course to an unaccredited course which is not advisable.
Please be informed that we don’t advise anyone to study a course that isn’t accredited.
That is, not recognised by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Secondly, be aware that if you don’t meet the basic entry requirements for the course you want to change to, unfortunately, it’s unlikely the course will accept you.
If, after considering all of this, you are still set on changing courses, read on to find out how.
Is Changing Course After Getting Admission Possible?
Firstly, Why do you want to switch to a new course?
You’ll need to give your reasons and show you’re taking your studies seriously.
Can you change the modules on your current course?
This will depend on which modules you’d like to change, as there will be a number of mandatory modules you need to complete to gain your qualification.
You might be able to change to other modules, but if a module is oversubscribed, you may not be able to.
Is there a course in a similar subject, or in the same department, you want to transfer to?
Or are you interested in completely different courses?
Do your research before you speak to your tutor or head of department (HOD), so you know what might be available and what you’re interested in.
If you’re able to transfer to a new course, you may need to catch up on the work you’ve missed for the course you transfer to.
Sometimes, you may be able to transfer any course credits you’ve already gained, but if the course you want to transfer to is very different, this may not be possible, and you may need to start the new course at the very beginning, That’s starting in 100 level instead of 200 or 300 level.
This could mean another year of tuition fees, accommodation, and other expenses.
Transferring to a different course at the same university or college It may be possible to transfer to a different course at the same university or college.
You’ll need to research an alternative course, and find answers to the following questions:
Are there spaces on the new course or department?
If there aren’t, are there other related courses you might want to consider transferring to?
Try to find out more about the courses offered in the department you’re interested in.
Do you meet the entry requirements for the course you want to transfer to?
Even if you’ve already completed some study at the university, there may also be some specific subject knowledge requirements you’ll need to meet (such as an O’level in a certain subject).
Would the departments involved agree to you transferring?
You’ll need to discuss your new course choice with the course tutor (Academic Adviser) to make sure it’s appropriate for you.
In some cases, You may also need to attend a formal interview.
When Can You Transfer?
Some universities and colleges in Nigeria and abroad allow students to switch their courses in the first year, but you may have to wait until the next academic year depending on your institution.
It’s possible to change your course after completing 100 level to 200 level at your university.
Many universities allow this in certain conditions.
A candidate seeking to change course while going to the 200 level must have a PREDETERMINED PASS MARK AS A PREREQUISITE (CGPA).
If you meet up with this point while at the end of your 100 level, you won’t be denied the chance to change the course.
If however, you’ll be left with no other choice than to continue with your current course.
Eligibility And Requirements For Transfer
Candidates for transfer must satisfy the following conditions:
- Must present their results showing their current CGPA;
- Must have obtained a CGPA of not less than 1.00;
- Must possess the pre-requisite ORDINARY/ADVANCED level subjects for admission into the intended programme; and
- Must have successfully completed minimum of 200 level by the end of the academic session.
Please note that each faculty has its requirements. It’s left for you to find out.
How To Change Course After Gaining Admission
Change course after first year, 100 and 200 Level:
- Wait for Your school Change of course form to be out.
- Read the guidelines to ensure you are qualified for transfer before obtaining the form.
- Log on to your school portal
- Click the Inter/Intra Faculty section of the Portal
- Complete the listed fields on the preliminary form
- Generate and print the Inter/Intra Faculty Form Payment Advice containing Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number then proceed to any commercial bank to pay the sum of the required fee.
- Re-visit the University website to print the Inter/Intra Faculty Form.
- Attach O’Level/A’Level results and statement of results to the completed form duly signed by the current H.O.D. and Dean, as well as the proposed H.O.D. and Dean, and
- Submit the completed form and attachments (four copies) to Academic Affair on or before the stipulated closing date
Permissible Areas Of Transfer
|1||COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, FACULTY OF PHARMACY||Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education (Science & Tech, Health \Education and Human Kinetics) and Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Psychology)|
|2||FACULTY OF LAW||Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education (Arts & Social Sciences, Educational Foundation and Educational Administration)|
|3||FACULTY OF ENGINEERING||Faculty of Management Sciences (Actuarial Science), Faculty of Science and Faculty of Education (Science & Technology)|
|4||FACULTY OF SCIENCE||Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Psychology), Faculty of Management Sciences (Actuarial Science) Faculty of Education (Science & Technology), Faculty of Science|
|5||FACULTY OF ARTS||Faculty of Education (Arts & Social Sciences)|
|6||FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES||Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education (Arts & Social Sciences, Educational Foundation and Educational Administration)|
|7||FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES||Faculty of Science, Faculty of Education (Science & Technology)|
The above areas of transfer are just an example, your school may be different.
The easiest way to change course after gaining admission is through STRONG CONNECTION.
This means that you must know somebody that knows somebody at the top.
Secondly, while in school you can easily rewrite JAMB and work hard to get your dream course.
The years don’t really matter, the reason being that if you are scared to start a 4-year course because you are 20+ and by the time you finished you will be 30+.
Whether you take the course or not, in 4 years’ time you will still be 30.
so why not be 30+ doing something you love?
Life has no timeline, Do What you love, what you have passion for, not just accept any course because you want to enter school.
All the best as you learn more about How To Change Course After Gaining Admission.