Please see details of general college regulations on the following topics:
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Students may apply, through their tutor, to the Senior Lecturer for permission to transfer to another course. Transfer applications should be submitted to the Admissions Office using a standard form.
While every effort will be made to allow adequately qualified students to change course, it will not be possible to permit a transfer into a course which already has a full complement of students. In no case may students register for a course until their application to transfer has been formally approved and they have received notification from the Senior Lecturer.
The categories of transfer applicants are as follows:
(i) Newly entered Junior Freshman students who in their first term seek to transfer into the Junior Freshman year of a different course. A two-tiered system applies to applicants in this category:
- First tier
Students seeking to transfer should apply by the end of the second week of Michaelmas teaching term. Decisions on applications received by the closing date will be made on the basis of (a) availability of places and (b) entry qualifications.
- Second tier
These requests will be processed on a first come, first served basis and students are eligible for only such course vacancies as still exist after the earlier transfer period. In no case can acceptance of late transfer be cited by students as grounds for poor performance at examinations.
(ii) Continuing Junior Freshman students and non Junior Freshman students seeking to transfer into the Junior Freshman year of a different course.
Students in this category will be assessed on the basis of their original entry qualifications. Students who miss this cut-off date may apply in the same way as newly entered Junior Freshman students.
(iii) Continuing Junior Freshman students and non Junior Freshman students seeking to transfer into a year other than the Junior Freshman year of a different course.
Students in this category should apply no later than the Friday before the start of Michaelmas teaching term and will be assessed, after consultation with the departments concerned, on the basis of original entry qualifications and results of College examinations.
In many subjects modules in assessment and essay work completed during the year are incorporated in varying ways into the overall annual examination mark. In other modules this is not so, but students nonetheless may be required to attend classes and submit assessment work in these modules. A student is deemed non-satisfactory in a term when more than a third of required work/attendance in that term is missed. Any student who is deemed non-satisfactory in each of the first two terms may, in accordance with the regulations laid down by the University Council, be refused permission to take examinations in that year.
The Senior Lecturer may permit students who are in good standing to go ‘off-books’ on medical grounds or personal reasons where to do so would be in the best interests of the student. ‘Off-Books’ students can be readmitted to the College in a subsequent year only at the discretion of the Senior Lecturer. ‘Off-Books’ students suffering from ill-health who have allowed their names to go off the books can only be readmitted, even in the current academic year, at the discretion of the Senior Lecturer who may require a satisfactory certificate from a nominated medical referee.
Plagiarism is interpreted by the University as the act of presenting the work of others as one's own work without acknowledgement, and as such, is considered to be academically fraudulent. The University considers plagiarism to be a major offence and it is subject to the disciplinary procedures of the University.
TurnItIn Software is now available to all students to help them with this matter.
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