Do you wish to know how to change course after gaining admission? Will, you also love to know how to do course transfer by yourself?
If yes to these questions, then this is a very simple and interesting article that will guide you on how to change course after gaining admission.
Note: To some students and some schools, this process can be called course transfer, Inter-faculty transfer, switching of department, or swapping of course.
One interesting fact about swapping of course after gaining admission is that you won’t lose your admission for undergoing the process.
If you never knew about this, then we promise you that you will surely appreciate the time you spent reading this. This article is a bit lengthy but calm down and read everything one after the other.
FAQS: Can a Student Change Course After Gaining Admission?
Can a student change course after accepting admission without losing admission? Yes! See the full details on how to go about it in the sections below.
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Can I change my course after accepting JAMB admission? Yes!!! and we have also explained how to do that in this article.
Can I do change of course after I have been given admission? Yes!! As a newly admitted student, you can change your course through the JAMB Program Transfer method explained below.
Is it possible to transfer from one course to another while in school? Yes!! it is 99.99% possible to transfer from one course to another in any Nigerian institution as long as you meet the transfer requirements.
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Benefits of Changing Course After Gaining Admission
There are many interesting benefits and privileges that can be enjoyed through the swapping of courses after gaining admission into a university and they are as follows:
- You will not lose your admission during the process
- You can use the course transfer process to change from a nonprofessional course to a professional course
- You can use the process to increase your chances of gaining admission into your dream school.
Let’s assume you wanted to study a competitive course like biochemistry. So you choose to apply for chemistry first since it is less competitive than biochemistry and if you are admitted into chemistry, you apply and change your course to biochemistry without affecting your admission.
Note: the process might not be as simple as this for some courses and some Universities and Polytechnics, so be guided.
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Types of Course Transfer in Nigeria Institutions
There are three main types, ways, and methods of transferring, swapping, or changing from one course to another without losing your admission and there are as follows:
- Intra-faculty course transfer
- Inter-faculty course transfer
- JAMB Course Transfer
Hints: Check the detailed explanation of each of the methods below. If you are a student already in the school, then use method one or two but if you are a newly admitted student that just resume or is about to resume, then use the third method (JAMB Program Transfer method)
Intra-faculty Course Transfer and its Requirements
In the intra-faculty course transfer, the student can only change from his or her course to another course within the faculty that the student was originally admitted into.
To be eligible to carry out the intra-faculty course transfer, the student must fulfill the following:
- Gain admission into the school through JAMB
- Complete at least their first year in the school
- Acquired a good CGPA (at least 3.5) in their level 100.
How to Change Course Using Intra-faculty Course Transfer Method
Any student that wishes to do intra-faculty course transfer can easily do that within the department and faculty of his or her school.
Inter-faculty Course Transfer and its Requirements
Inter-faculty course transfer is a bit tougher to process than intra. In inter-faculty course transfer, the student can change from his or her course to another course outside the faculty that the student was originally admitted into.
To be eligible for inter-faculty course transfer, the student must meet, satisfy and fulfill the following criteria:
- Must have transferred to a course within his or her field of study (e.g. science to science course, art to art course)
- Must meet the O’level requirement of the new course he or she wishes to transfer to
- The new course must have a close or similar JAMB subject combination with the one you choose during JAMB
- The student must gain admission into the school through JAMB
- He or she must have completed at least first year in the school to be eligible for the process
- Finally, the student must achieve a good CGPA (at least 3.5) in their year one.
How to Change Course Using Inter-faculty Course Transfer Method
Any student that wishes to do inter-faculty course transfer can easily do that within the department and faculty of his or her school.
How To Change Course Using JAMB Course Transfer Method
In JAMB course transfer which is usually called the JAMB program transfer method, the candidate or student has to meet the admission officer of the school that offered him or her admission and officially inform them about the change of course intention.
At this point, the admission officers will advise the student or candidate on what to do to affect the change of course.
If it is considered, then the admission officers/the school management will send a notice to JAMB that you have changed course.
JAMB will update the candidate’s new course details under the JAMB Program Transfer section of the JAMB CAPS.
The student involved then can log in to JAMB CAPS to accept the transfer program admission.
Note: this method is recommendable to newly admitted students who wish to change their course without losing their admission.
We believe this guide on how to change course after gaining an admission was a good and helpful one!
Feel free to use any of the methods above to do your course transfer or swapping of course and do well to ask questions in areas that you don’t understand using the comment section below.