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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 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 fell 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 the 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!

45 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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