Success Tips on UNN Change of Department/Course

In this post, I will be focusing on the UNN Change of Course Procedure. You will learn how you can successfully switch to a department at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

I am very much aware that some of you got a different course to study in the supplementary list.

Right now, you are eager to know if it is possible to change to your dream course after your first year.

Well, the answer is a big YES. You can switch to another department after your first year.

Well, first of all here is what you need to do before you purchase the UNN change of degree programme transfer form.

Research your current course to see if you can develop an interest in it.

Another option would be to follow the change of course road. It is the purpose of this article.

On a personal note, I always tell people to study a course they have an interest in.

Studying at UNN is stressful.

It is a worse experience for those who are studying courses with zero passion.

Change of Course in UNN

Change of course is 100% possible in UNN.

For example, you can change from Anatomy to Medicine after your first year.

Offer the same course as students with the department you want to change to after your first year.

Let’s say that you want to switch from Physiology to Medical Laboratory Science.

Physiology students do not offer MTH 111 in the first semester.

It then means that you will have to take MTH 111 to be eligible to change to MLS.

It is why many students from Biological Science offer BIO 101 in the first semester.

It is because they have the intention to change to a department in the College of Medicine.

Buying UNN Change of Course Form

Here are the criteria to change to another department in UNN.

First thing first, you will have to buy the change of course form.

It is about seventy-five thousand Naira or thereabout.

Purchasing the form is like buying a JAMB form. It does not guarantee that you will be successful with the application process.

The next step would be to ensure that you get a high CGPA of about 4.9 in your first year. It will increase your chances of getting the course that you want.

Not everybody who changes course does have a high CGPA. It is possible through connection and…

To go about this process, make enquiries from a direct source.

For example, your parents can meet with the HOD of the department you want to change to get the authentic information.

Generally, it is hard to switch to Nursing Sciences due to some reasons.

Let me know in the comment box below if you have any questions about the UNN change of degree programme.

I would love to hear from you.

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157 thoughts on “Success Tips on UNN Change of Department/Course”

  1. Good morning, Blessing.
    Please, can I change from molecular genetics and biotechnology to nursing science after my first year

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    • Hello Victoria,

      Ordinarily, you can change from Molecular Genetics to Nursing Science.

      But for the past few years, the department does not accept transfer students.

      You will have to check with the HOD of Nursing before applying to transfer.

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    • Hello Oluebube,

      It is very possible to switch from Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology to Medicine and Surgery at UNN.

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    • Kingsley,

      The answer to your question is Yes or No.

      Typically, you would continue in the second year.

      But the Faculty of Medicine may decide for you to repeat the first year if there are no available admission slots in the second year.

      So, it depends on the population of students.

      If there is an available slot, you would continue in the second year.

      Let me know if you have further questions.

      Reply
  2. Good day sir…
    Please can I change from Vet. Med to Computer and Statistics or From Radiography to any computer course..???

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  3. Can I apply for change of course after defering a session, I got admitted 2019/2020 and deferred 2020/2021 session, is it possible to apply for the current change of course form

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    • Yes, Monica

      It is possible for you to defer your admission.

      But you would need to activate your Studentship.

      Your best bet is to speak with the HOD or admission officer of your current department on the next step to take.

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    • Yes, Faith.

      It is possible but depends on if the Nursing department is willing to accept transfer students.

      Reply
  4. Hi blessing, is it possible to change from industrial Chemistry to architecture?
    And what course can I borrow to switch to architecture department

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  5. Hi blessing, please is ENG, LIT IN ENG, GOVT AND ECO a good jamb subject combination for law. Apart from ENG, LIT IN ENG, GOVT AND CRS.
    Since i am to choose from any 2 art or social science subject

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  6. Sir please,is human anatomy and medicine and surgery in the same faculty?
    Is it true that you can’t change from anatomy to medicine because of their different locations?

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  7. As a biochemistry student that want to change to pharmacy, and I did not borrow any course. If my change of dept./ Course becomes successful, do I need to start from 2nd yr and do those courses or I will step down to yr 1.

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  8. Good day sir. I really want to switch from PSB to Medlab but the problem now is that I wasn’t able to borrow any of their course n don’t know if it’s possible. Pls I really need your opinion or help. Thanks

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    • You do not have to borrow any course.

      But to change to Nursing, you’d borrow Economics and Mathematics in your first semester.

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    • Yes, Kenny. You can do a change of course from Biological Sciences to Medicine.

      First Semester: BIO 101

      Second Semester: Parasitology

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    • It is possible.

      But most of the time, the Nursing Science department do not accept transfer students because of lack of space.

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    • Yes, very possible.

      You will have to check with the Department of Agricultural Economics to know the courses you should borrow.

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  9. Pls sir wat if u did not borrow the first semester course of the dept u want to change to can u borrow their 2nd semester course and do the first semester course u didn’t borrow carry over is it possible

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    • The change of course does not necessarily work like that.

      You have to borrow the necessary courses to be eligible for a change of course.

      Though, if possible, you would be asked to step down a level.

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  10. Good afternoon sir, how about changing from Science Laboratory Technology to Pharmacy after year one in UNN, what are the Pharmacy courses required to be registered in year one by the Science Laboratory Technology student ?

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    • Emma,

      I cannot pinpoint any additional course that you would have to take as an SLT student except GSP 201 & 202.

      You will have to get the Pharmacy courses for the first year from the Faculty of 1st-year Pharmacy Class Rep.

      After which, you will compare with the courses you are offering at SLT.

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  11. Sir the phy191 practical exam has been scheduled to hold next week’s Wednesday and no update on the change of degree. Sir how will someone whom has just been following up with his presumable department take part in this exam?

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    • Chibuzor,

      The best option is to take the exam with your current department.

      The change of course list should be out before the start of the rest CBT exams.

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        • Yes, Andra.

          You can do a change of course.

          Contact the Food Science and Technology first-year Class Rep or go to the department to find out the courses that you would need to borrow.

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  12. Pls is it still possible to change to medicine cos someone told me sometime ago that Unn medicine dept no longer accept ppl that are changing to their department??

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  13. Pls is it still possible to change to medicine cos someone told me sometime ago that Unn medicine dept no longer accept ppl that are changing to their department??

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  14. Hi, please can one change from health education to nutrition and dietetics
    If it possible, which courses should I borrow
    Can I take the borrowed courses in 2nd year

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    • Yes, Peace.

      It is 100% possible.

      I cannot confirm the courses that you would have to borrow.

      Go to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics to get the list of courses that you must borrow.

      It is advisable to take the borrowed courses in your first year before the successful change of course.

      Except there is no space to register for an additional course in your current department. Then, speak with the HOD of Nutrition.

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    • Victoria,

      You will borrow Genetics (BIO 101) and GSP 201 in your first semester.

      For the second semester, it should just be GSP 202.

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  15. Please can I change from computer science to nutrition/dietetics it from 2 different faculties nd I didn’t borrow any course offered in nut/die I mean we are not doing biology and chemistry here in Computer Science

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  16. Good day Blessing,
    Please I have a gp of 4.3 for my first semester and 4.6 for the second. I was told by my department that they want to move my files out of the department and I applied to change to nursing. Please what does the moving my files out mean?

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    • Well, Peace

      It means that your current department wants to transfer your files (academic documents) to the Department of Nursing.

      You’d have to go meet with the HOD of Nursing at UNEC to confirm your name on the list.

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  17. Good day Blessing.
    At what level is one qualified to apply for change of course? Is it immediately after gaining admission ie 100 level? Which semester please?

    Secondly, from med Lab to medicine, are there courses I need to borrow in first year?

    Thirdly, around what time will the form be out?

    Do you submit only online form or is submission of application form both online and hard copy?
    Thanks

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    • Hello, Uzodimma

      Change of department is done in the first year. The form is usually available at the beginning of the second semester.

      You will borrow Parasitology in your second semester to change from Medical Laboratory Science to Medicine.

      After the purchase of the form online, you will submit the form to the University Registry.

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  18. Please i want to know if it is possible to change from microbiology to pharmcy without borrowing gs 111 because i heard you can do it in second year after successful changing how true is that?

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    • Well, Chibest

      There is usually mild restrictions on GSP courses.

      So, it could be possible for you to take the course after a successful change of course.

      Go to the Faculty of Pharmacy.

      Ask to see the Associate Dean to make your confirmations.

      Also, if your credit load can accommodate GSP 111. Then, it is advisable to take the course in your first year.

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    • Chibuzor,

      It is hard to say for sure.

      The list may not be out before the matriculation ceremony.

      But, the list should be out by October before the start of the first-semester exam.

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    • Yes, Andra.

      You can change from Microbiology to Nutrition and Dietetics.

      Not sure about the extra courses you must take.

      Go to the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics to get the information.

      Also, you should speak with the first-year Class Rep of Nutrition and Dietectis.

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  19. Please Sir I changed from Nutrition and Dietetics to Nursing Science and till now the department haven’t brought out any list. Please my question is, will they still release names for change of degree student before matriculation? Or there won’t be any admission this session for nursing department.

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    • Do you mean that you did the change of course for the last session?

      Your best bet will be for you to meet with the HOD of Nursing Science at UNEC.

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    • Hi. I also changed from Nutrition and dietetics to Nursing. The HOD nursing said that the list had not been sent to them. Can I have your no?

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  20. Hello, I would like to change from medical laboratory science to medicine. Please what course do I need to borrow, and what other requirements do I need?

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    • James,

      You would only need to borrow Medical Parasitology (ZEB) in your second semester.

      For other requirements, meet with the Dean of Medicine at Ituku-Ozalla.

      Reply
  21. Hello Blessing.

    1. Should I register my departments courses now or should I wait for the change of degree list before doing that?

    2. Should I submit my clearance files for my first year in my current department while expecting for a change in degree?

    I’m in 200lvl now

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    • 1. You can go ahead to register for your department courses plus the additional courses you need to register.

      Though, you may pay 10k to change your courses at the ICT after a successful change of course.

      2. Your department will notify you when to take your files to your new department.

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      • Thank you Blessing.

        I saw your reply to someone’s comment about her files being moved to her new department. Is it necessary for them to move the files because I’m waiting for the change of degree list too?

        Also, will I have to do clearance again? Because I remember I still had to do clearance again in the new department I was transferred to during the lockdown.

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        • Esther,

          Your current department will notify you through the Secretary or your Class Rep when it is time to move your files.

          You will be asked to go to your Department office for clarification on how to facilitate the moving of your files to your new department.

          Right now, you should continue checking your school portal for changes or visit the department you want to change to, to know if the list is out.

          You will not do another clearance in your new department but will have to go to the ICT to change your course registration to your new departmental courses.

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          • Thank you Blessing. I finally got the course I wanted ☺️.

            I have a question regarding the change reflecting on my jamb portal.
            It didn’t and I wanted to know what I would do to make my new department show on jamb as my course.

            What would you advise me to do?

          • Hello, Esther,

            It’s nice to hear from you again.

            Congratulations on your successful change of department.

            What you have to do now is called JAMB regularization.

            You will go to the JAMB office to get the form which is about 7k.

            Afterwhich you will be given a document to submit to the school registral to sign at Nsukka.

            That’s it.

  22. Please is it possible to change course from microbiology to dentistry ? And what coures do I need to borrow? Also what are my chances of been accepted into the department?

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  23. Please sir can I change from microbiology to Dentistry and what course do I need to borrow? Also I want to know my chances of been successful in the changing process if it’s possible

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    • You will need to borrow BIO 101 for the first semester and Parasitology for the second semester.

      To know your chances, meet with the Dean of Dentistry at Ituku-Ozalla to make enquiries.

      I wish you the best.

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  24. I have three questions
    Can a direct entry student change to Nursing after being admitted to another course?
    Also, i heard its easier to change to medicine than to nursing, how true is that?
    Have the second year medical students resumed lectures for the session?

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    • Yes, Peace. Second-year students have resumed lectures for the session.

      True, it is easier to change to Medicine than to Nursing.

      For your first question. You cannot outrightly change to Nursing after being admitted to another course.

      You will have to step down to take 100 Level Nursing courses.

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    • No, Divine

      You will have to meet with the HOD of Nursing Science at UNEC to ask if the department will accept students for the session.

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    • Good day, Innocent

      Yes, you can change from Combined Arts to Arts Education if you have the relevant O’Level requirements.

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      • As a biochemistry student that want to change to pharmacy, and I did not borrow any course. If my change of dept./ Course becomes successful, do I need to start from 2nd yr and do those courses or I will step down to yr 1.

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  25. How can I know if i have been successfully admitted into a new department after buying the change of degree form?
    Do they usually release a list?

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    • Yes, Jennifer, there is a list for a successful change of course students.

      The changes to your new department would reflect on your UNN student portal.

      Also, you will get a notification from your former department to move your files, etc.

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        • Change of degree for this session is not yet out.

          The form should be available by November.

          Concerning how to know that your change of department is successful.

          The changes will reflect in your school portal.

          Also, you will get a notification from your current department.

          The best approach is to check with the department you want to change to from time to time.

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          • Okay.
            But is that change of degree list for nursing and medicine out? This is for those that bought the form
            If its not out, can you please inform me when its out?
            Thanks

      • Can I change course from human kinetics and health education to nutrition and dietetics

        Please am I to borrow any course in my first year. Thank you

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        • Yes, Blessing.

          You can change from Human Kinetics to Nutrition and Dietetics.

          I advise that you speak with the first-year Class Rep of Nutrition to know if you need to borrow an extra course.

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  26. 1st question: You said,”it is hard to switch to Nursing Sciences due to some reasons.”
    What are they please

    2nd question: I thought the form costs #10,000, how come #75,000?

    3rd question: If I get a very high CGP, (like 4.5) is it a guarantee that it would be successful?

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    • Well, Ambrose

      UNN Nursing department accepts a lot of School of Nursing graduates via direct entry. There is usually no more space to accept students to the department.

      The change of course form was #75k for the last session.

      Having a high CGPA is not a guarantee for change of course.

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        • There is nothing that guarantees a change of course in UNN.

          Not even a perfect CGPA is a guarantee.

          Go to the department that you want to change to and ask for the requirements.

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    • Yes, Durah.

      You can change from home science to computer science.

      I believe both departments are in the Faculty of Physical science.

      Ensure that you have the O’Level requirements for Computer science

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    • Yes, Ruth

      You can change from a Faculty to another Faculty.

      For example, you change from Mass Communication to the Faculty of Law.

      Reply

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