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Is It Possible to Change Course at 200 Level in University?

Admitted Students Are Allowed to Change Course Going to 200 Level
Changing university course during the first year.
I’ve once advised that you could accept another course than the one you applied for if offered. I’d also mentioned that you can change your course after being admitted. The last option in that post was changing course while proceeding to 200 level in the university.

In the past few days, the same question has been cropping up. Hence, I see the reason to treat changing of course at 200 level as an independent post.

Is it possible to changing your course when you complete year 1 at the university? Are all universities allowing students to change courses going to 200 levels or year 2? What will be required of a student trying to achieve this?

These and a few other similar questions will be answered in this post.

Admitted Students Are Allowed to Change Course Going to 200 Level

Very many universities, if not all, allow their students to change their courses at the end of year 1 – going to year 2. Unfortunately, there is more to know before you start celebrating this.

Students should confirm from their own institutions to be sure this opportunity is opened to them and those conditions attached.

A few universities I can mention to save you the time are:
  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)
  2. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
  3. Lagos State University (LASU)
  4. University of Ibadan (UI)
  5. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
  6. Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA)
  7. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  8. Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)
  9. University of Osun State (UNIOSUN)
  10. etc

As already said, there are more universities not covered here that allow students to change courses while promoting to the 200 levels in the institutions.

However, you need to contact your school’s admission office to find out if you will be allowed to change and what is required of you.

Courses Allowed Are Usually Within Same Faculties

This may be different from one university to the other. If a university will allow you to change course, it usually does that with courses within the same faculties.

For example, a student who was in the department of Nursing at 100 level may be allowed to cross to Medicine, Pharmacy, and the likes going to the 200 level. This is because Nursing and the about-to-cross-to course are from the same faculty/College of Health/Medicine.

A student from the education faculty may not be allowed to change to Medical Rehabilitation. Agric students may not be allowed to cross to the Engineering department.

However, some universities allow students to move across different faculties and departments. This is placed on the fact that students, at 100 levels, usually attend the same classes or run the same courses. Hence, it may not be difficult for them to cope if they’re allowed to cross from their present departments to others.

A Specific GP is Usually a Prerequisite

Making an attempt to change course at the end of your 100 level is usually not the issue. The problem is the GP/Grade that the university may demand in order to do that.

For instance, a university may run an overall point of 5 as the Grade Point Average (GPA). In order to cross to the 200 level of another course, the university may request such a student to produce 4.5 or above.

Can you produce that?

That is the concern you have to think about before anything. If you’re academically upright (or you can work towards the goal), it’s nothing unachievable.

However, very many trials had been let down due to their inability to meet up.

Before Accepting the first Course, Do you Love It?

It is easy to think you will meet up with the requirements to cross from a course to the other. However, experience has shown that it is no “moimoi”.

A student may not be allowed to go to another department if the head of his present department says NO.

I heard a case like this in a university. The student was crossing from the Mathematics Department to Medicine. He made the required grade – even above it. Unfortunately, the HOD insisted that he should stay in Mathematics. Hence

The head of the department was quoted to have said, “This is the best student this department has ever produced and you want me to let go of him to another department with the best students already”.

See, this is another challenge you can face at the end of the whole effort. This means your answer should be YES to “do you love the first course too and can you go on with it?”

If things don’t work as planned, you should be ready to move with the course at hand.

The bad news is that you may end up falling in love with the first course, in fact, before you finish year 1. So if you don’t want it at all, don’t take it.

In a related story, a candidate was offered Forestry at the University of Ilorin instead of Medicine he was chasing. However, the poor young man accepted it with the hope that he could write another JAMB or change the course while going to the 200 level.

However, before he finished year 1, he had fallen in love with Forestry, that he decided not to write a new JAMB or attempt to change the course.

He told a friend that, if he was earlier offered Medicine and later knew what he now understands about Forestry, he would apply to change from Medicine to Forestry.
   
Do you see that? It’s not far from what can happen to you too.

Other Alternatives If Changing the Course Will Not Work

You can write another JAMB UTME. However, don’t rush to do that without reading this post. It will save you some problems.
  1. You can change the institution and course entirely through inter-university transfer admission.
  2. You can complete your course at hand. Then, do Direct Entry to the target course. Some universities allow you to use Bsc for DE into the 300 level of your desired course.
  3. You can complete your course at hand. Then, do a top-up degree with your targeted course.
  4. You can complete your course at hand. Then, go for a Master's Degree in your targeted course.

Conclusion

Changing course while proceeding to 200 level is easier said than done. There are requirements to meet up with – as detailed in the post. Know that not all universities allow inter-faculties crossing. Academic points required may also be overwhelming and much more.

But it is worth giving a try if you know what you’re up to from the very start.

Wishing you luck!

154 comments:

  1. Can i change from hospitality and tourism management to food science and technology in 200 level at kwasu

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    1. The answer depends on KWASU policies on the course changing at 200 level. You'll need to meet with the admission pr administrative office to ask for the modalities and terms.

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    2. Can I change from human physiology to health education?

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    3. Yes, you can. Kindly meet with your admission office for better clarification.

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  2. Can I do direct entry from foundry engineering technology to mechanical engineering at UNN

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    1. Check the JAMB brochure for what the university accepts for the direct entry admission into the course. Or contact the admission office for more clarification.

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  3. Is it possible to change from Biochemistry to Pharmacy in unijos?

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    1. It's possible at any university allowing 200 level change of course. Once you meet up the requirements, you it should be possible for you.

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  4. Is it possible for to change from anatomy to nursing at 200level in ekpoma

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    1. It is possible. Anatomy and Nursing are usually under the same faculty. As a result, it should be changeable. However, you have to be sure that your university does this in the first place.

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  5. Good day sir, is it possible to change from computer education to computer science at 200level in Delsu ?

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    1. It's possible. But first, ask for the requirement to do that from the university.

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  6. Good day sir.. can I change from industrial chemistry to medical laboratory science in AAU ekpoma?

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    1. Yes, you can. You should be sure you find out the requirements for that while you're in 100 level.

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  7. Hello sir
    Can I change my course from biochem to medicine at unilag

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  8. Is it possible to change form chemistry to biochemistry in 200 level In the university

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    1. Yes, it is. Kindly enquire about the grade point needed to achieve that at your university's admission office.

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  9. Please sir I got an admission to study anatomy please can I change my course to nursing

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  10. Good day sir...can I change my course from Early childhood education to Communication and language art(CLA) in 200level at the University of ibadan?.

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    1. It's possible if you meet the grade point required.

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  11. Is it possible to change from statistics to medicine in unilorin.

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    1. It's possible if you meet the grade point required.

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  12. Can I change from Biochemistry to nursing in lasu

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    1. Yes, if you meet the grade point required for such.

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  13. I was admitted into soil science and land management in funaab, but my dream course is medicine and surgery. Due to the rush in Admission processing I could not find out if funaab had medicine and surgery, after the second disappointment at oau, i didn't want to Stay at home again so I changed institution to funaab at a time funaab Admission was about to close. Now i am determined to journey from funaab to study medicine even through inter university transfer, i don't care how long it takes, all i need sir is a lead. Please can you help me sir?

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    1. Inter university transfer admission is, more likely, possible with the same courses or very related ones.

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    2. Sir, should I change my course to something like veterinary medicine and surgery in funaab because that is what they have there or what course do you suggest sir.

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    3. Veterinary Medicine doesn't replace human Medicine. You're in charge of your choice.

      If you're admitted for another course this year into FUNAAB, you can obtain next JAMB UTME and process another university offering Medicine and Surgery to try your luck.

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  14. Please sir, can i Change my course from soil science and land management to biochemistry in funaab and later transfer to another university to study medicine. Please sir, i will also like some advice regarding this.

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    1. Yes, you can. But first, speak to the admission office on their modalities for transferring from department to department.

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    2. Please sir, what about the transferring to another school that follows after changing my course to biochemistry in funaab, can it still be possible considering the fact that i will already be in 200 level. Can i still cross to another school and change my course to medicine sir.

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  15. Good evening, Please can I study Agriculture or microbiology in year 1 and switch to an engineering course in year 2? (I have a d7 in physics and I really want to study Architecture.) Please can it be done,and also at what universities? . Thanks

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    1. I can't vouch for this. Most schools will like to transfer within the same faculties. Agric/microbiology are not in the same faculty with Architecture.

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  16. Hello Sir I swapped mathematics to Home Science and Management. I'm about rounding up, but it still shows on jamb site that I'm still in mathematics dept. What would you suggest I do?

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    1. You will JAMB regularization to correct that. Read more through the link below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/jamb-regularization-compulsory.html

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  17. Can i change from chemistry to chemical engineering in uniben.pls sir

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    1. Yes you can if you meet the transfer requirement.

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  18. Hello sir
    Can i change from biochem to medicine at unilag sir

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    1. Yes, you can. But only if you meet the intra-faculty transfer requirements of the university

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  19. Good afternoon sir,Can I change my course from pure and applied biology to nursing at lautech

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    1. Yes, you can. You just have to meet with the requirements as set by the university.

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  20. Mrng Sir, my question is,can I change my course from education to law

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    1. I'm not sure that will work. Mathematics and Law are not in the same faculty. Most universities won't allow such transfer.

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  21. Sir can I change my course from home and hotel management to biochemistry

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    1. It depends on the school policy. Although, in most cases, universities allow crossing usually within the same faculties.

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  22. Please sir. Am a veterinary student and am in 100 level. I wish to change to mbbs at the end of the session. Am in University of ibadan. My parents are ui staffs. Also, mbbs does exactly 100% courses as veterinary medicine. So please, if am to do well and get like first class or very very close to first class, do you think i might be able to change? What are the odds sir and probability? Cause i really love mbbs and I did vet because they offer exactly similar courses.

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    1. Yes, it possible. First confirm form the department of MBBS to know the required point you must meet up with. Then put in the effort. Except your department doesn't let go of you, the MBBS should be able to accept you.

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  23. Happy Sunday sir

    Can I change from radiography to medicine and surgery...

    I'm in UNICAL

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    1. If you meet the requirements set by the university.

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  24. Please sir,can I change from psychology to physiotherapy in unilag?

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  25. Good day sir, can I switch from medical Laboratory Science MLS to Animal and environmental biology AEB?

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  26. Hello sir
    Pls can i change from health education to nursing?

    I'm in uniben

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    1. Be sure to confirm the requirements form the school.

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  27. Good morning sir
    Please can I change from computer science to nursing in d same or different university

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  28. Good evening sir can I change from Fisheries to Pharmacy am in uniben

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    1. Generally, it will be advisable for students to inquire at the admission office of their universities to learn the modalities and requirements to change form one course to the other. This is because policies may different form one university to the other.

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  29. Is it possible to change from chemistry to Chemical engineering at 200 level in unilag

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    1. Yes. Make sure you confirm the requirements before you rely on this.

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  30. Can I change from soil science to pharmacy in uniben

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    1. Yes, you can Be sure to confirm further when you get to the university.

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  31. Please sir is it possible to change from English language to law in university of ilorin

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    1. Yes, it is. Once you meet the requirements, you good to go. Be sure you confirm (at the admission office) what you must achieve at 100 level before being optimistic.

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  32. Can I change from chemistry to nursing in uniben?

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  33. Please sir can i change my course fron physiology to physiotherapy in unilag and is money involved for changing the course.Thanks

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    1. Yes, you can. You just just meet the academic requirements as will be asked for by the school. I'm not aware of any money involved.

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  34. Please sir can i change my course to just any course after jamb and not that the school i choose will give me limited course to choose from.And pls sir do you know whether lasu accept second choice

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    1. The first part of the question was not clear.

      LASU doesn't accept 2nd choice.

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  35. Can I change from Veterinary medicine to MB;BS in Unilorin, and can you sincerely tell me how strenuous it'll be?

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  36. Can I change from Adult education to law in university of ibadan

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    1. Yes, only if you meet the requirements to be set by the university.

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  37. Please can I change from food science and technology to medicine and surgery in my 200 level in uniport

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    1. Yes, you can. However, bee sure you visit the admission office now to confirm what the requirements will be. It's only if you meet that that, you can be favored.

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  38. Good day sir, please i got admission by D.E to study slt in uniport, I wanted to know if I can change to nursing after my year 2?

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    1. Yes, you can. However, bee sure you visit the admission office now to confirm what the requirements will be. It's only if you meet that that, you can be favored.

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  39. Hello sir,I'm a student of lautech ND I choose Agriculture Extension and rural Development but I want to change it to Computer Science in 200l....is that possible sir

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    1. Yes, it is. Just be sure you confirm the requirements from the admission office and meet up with such.

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  40. sorry please sir can I change from BSC.mathematics to another science course in unilorin ?
    and what other course can I change from Mathematics to?

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    1. You can change. However, no way to give you the course you can change to. Kindly talk with your admission officer for the right course.

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  41. Can I change my stupid course
    Library and information science to computer science?
    In uniport

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    1. No course is no stupid. Students who come out with poor grades are.

      You can change if you have the requirements to do that. Speak to your admission officer.

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  42. Pls...
    Do student who cross from one course to another starts again from year one?

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    1. Usually, they continue at 200 level. But a few universities may insist from the 100 level.

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  43. Can I transfer from agriculture to nursing sir?

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    1. Agric and Nursing are not from the same faculty. Hence, it may be difficult to do that. However, your university may allow it if you can confirm first.

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  44. Pls sir

    Can I change from Integrated science to computer engineering in Michael okpara University of agriculture umudike

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    1. It's possible if your school allows. Just confirm the terms from the admission office.

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  45. I recently changed from law to political science, I want to ask those carry over I had in law, would I do them again

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    1. I don't have this updates. Kindly talk to appropriate office.

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  46. Morning sir pls can I change from, mathematics to computer science in futo

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  47. Is it possible to cross from Unilag Dli to unilag full time?

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  48. Pls can I change from animal production and health to slt or physiology

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  49. Sir can I change from education and computer science to medicine and surgery

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  50. Hello sir I recently got admitted to study microbiology in unilorin I would like to change to medicine and surgery by the end of 100 level but I don't know how to go about it. Can you please help.

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  51. Good day sir,
    I was recently offered biology education in OAU, before accepting the admission sir, will I be able to cross to pharmacy if I can work hard in having 4.5 in my GP for my 100 level sir

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  52. Good day Sir! Please can I change from Business Education to Sociology in UNILAG?

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  53. Can I change from education history to history and international relations.

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  54. Pls sir, can I change from microbiology to MBBS after 100l in eksu?

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  55. I was given admission to fuour to study biochemistry but I initially applied for pharmacy I accepted the course cos u was told that changing to another department was possible buti had to apply for jamb again and gain admission to the school form the scratch than will I be able to change my course I reapplied for jamb but I didn't meet the cutoff point my question is can I still change my course at the University or do I need to reapply for jamb next year and start the process again

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    1. As you can see in the post, it's possible to change your course going to 200 level. However, you have to satisfy all the terms and conditions as being set by the university. To know what you must meet up with, visit your school admission office to ask.

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  56. Please sir, can I change from mathematics to Agriculture?

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  57. Ariyo Olamilekan6 July 2021 at 14:08

    Hello sir
    Is it possible to change from biochemistry to medicine in unilag at 200l for 2021 sessions sir

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  58. Good day sir, please I registered for accounting in unical but I did not write the correct subject combination in Jamb and they gave me library and information science, please can I switch back to accounting in my Year 2 and is it compulsory to do direct entry if you want to switch institution in year 2, can't u switch it through jamb alone

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    1. Yes, you can change. But be sure you confirm the conditions from the admission office.

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  59. Can i change from science laboratory technology to medicine in eksu

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    1. Yes, if you make what it takes. Be sure to talk to your school admission officer to know what to do.

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  60. Please sir which department can an engineering student in unilorin change to

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    1. Visit your admission office for terms and conditions regards this please.

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  61. can I change from microbiology to medicine or any other professional courses in uniben?

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    1. Yes it possible if you have the required grade by the admission office and the proposed department.

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  62. Sir am in uniben newly admitted to estate management faculty of environmental science can I switch to business administration after 1st year

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    1. I'm not sure since you're not a commercial student. The departments are not related in any way

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  63. Please can I change from criminology to law after 100L in uniJos?

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    1. More likely, YES. Be sure to enquire further from the admission office.

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  64. Can i change my course as a DE student that just finished 200l?

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    1. I don't nay school is allowing that. Kindly visit your school admission office for mire clarification.

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  65. Can i Change from Agric extension to Anatomy

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    1. In most schools, it should be within he same faculty. For some you cross as long as you're science candidate. Pls, confirm what your school wants from the admission office.

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  66. Good day sir. Please is it possible to change from physics and education to computer engineering or any other engineering course in 200lv uniben?

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  67. Please sir is it possible to change from animal genetics to microbiology or veterinary medicine??

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  68. Can I change from political Science to law in AAUA at the end of 100 level?

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  69. Please sir,can I change my course from mathematics to computer engineering or mathematics to computer science

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  70. Sir pls can I switch from biochemistry to med lab
    I feel that since they're in different faculties, it's gonna be difficult,pls I need help

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  71. Sir can I change from slt to nursing in Eksu?

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  72. Good day sir
    Can I change from microbiology to nursing in IMO state university?

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  73. Pls I want to transfer from political science to sociology with a CGPA of 3.71/5.I will be joining from 200lvl but I want to know if I won’t be doing an extra year because I still have to do compulsory courses I missed in 100lvl…pls advice

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    1. If you approval is approved, you won't to take any 100 level courses again.

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  74. Please can I cross from veterinary medicine to medicine and surgery after 100 level in UI

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    1. Please sir do you know the condition required for UI specifically

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    2. You have to enquire form the admission office. But in most cases, it will be certain GPA/grade.

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  75. Pls sir can I switch from building technology to civil engineering AAU

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  76. Please sir, can I change my course from chemistry to agriculture or guidance counseling?

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  77. Pls sir can I change from petroleum engineering to chemical engineering in buk

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  78. Good day Sir.
    Can I change from Education and Biology to Microbiology in Fulafia?

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    1. You can. Kindly ask for the requirements at your admission ofice.

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