A Guide to Shifting Courses

It's not going to be easy, but it'll be worth it.
by Yana Kalaw   |  Jul 12, 2017
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Shifting to another course, especially if you want to transfer schools as well, shouldn't be taken lightly. It takes hard work and perseverance to pass the course you're currently taking and the course you wish to pursue because of all the qualifications that you need to meet. It's like taking the college admission test all over again, except it's worse because of all the competition for the limited slots.

But if you really think that your current course isn't what you want, then here are steps to prepare yourself in shifting:

  1. Be aware of the requirements.

It's better to know all the required documents you have to fix from the start, so you won't have to cram all these things at the end of the semester. Remember, finals week combined with processing documents is never a good combination.

  1. Take up subjects related to the course you want.

Enrolling in subjects required for the course you want to shift to gives you an idea on what to expect. It also gives you a certain edge since you've already taken some subjects that are needed in the curriculum. It's advisable to take certain General Education subjects in advance so that when you shift, you can prioritize your majors and still graduate on time.

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  1. Practice.

Practicing does go a long way. It will really help you a lot throughout your college life. This will not only improve your skills, but you also won't be overwhelmed or shocked by the course you're shifting to.

  1. Be confident.

Confidence can help you achieve the things that you thought you couldn't do. It is crucial to believe in yourself. Believe that you can do it—that you can get through this. Trust in your capabilities and trust the process. How do you expect other people to believe that you have what it takes to shift to your course if you don't believe that you can do it, right?

  1. Be patient.

The whole process of shifting is horrible and the waiting part is absolutely nerve-racking. Believe me when I say it's one of the worst feelings in the world. Waiting for the college department's confirmation of your application is basically waiting to get into the course or not. You really have to be patient and prepare yourself for the result, whether you get in or not.


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