Most course changes take place in the first two weeks of the semester. Any requests after this date will
likely be declined or postponed until the start of the next semester.
Before you change course, discuss your plans with your Faculty Academic Team and Faculty Registry
Course Change Form:
The course change form is on the Registry Page of the Student Portal.
The form must be signed by your current Course Director (to release you) and your new Course Director (to accept
The form asks for your reasons for changing course. You will be expected to research the new course and
include the reasons why you’re changing on the form.
If you’re struggling on your current course, explain why you believe you’ll do better on the new
course. Think about how the new course matches your career aspirations and relates to your previous study.
After Your Course Change:
Once your change has been approved, you will also need to let Student Finance England know via
your online SFE portal.
If you are an international student, the University will inform the Home Office if you change your course, course
length or qualification.
This can mean that you’re not permitted to change course or that you will need to make a new student visa
application before you are able to start your new course.
A course change cannot be used as grounds for extenuating circumstances.