Transferring to York St John University
How to transfer your course or place of study.
We work hard to make sure that you find your perfect course at the right university. Find out how to:
- Transfer credits from another university to York St John
- Transfer from one course to another at York St John
- Transfer credits from York St John to another university
Transferring to York St John
You can join any of our undergraduate courses in the second or third year by transferring credits from a different university.
Some courses will need a very close credit match. This is often the case where the course is externally accredited.
Externally accredited courses include:
- Teacher training courses
- Occupational Therapy
- Biomedical Science
There are 2 ways you can transfer credits and join a course. You can transfer through UCAS or you can apply directly to us.
Transfer through UCAS
You can apply through UCAS using our institution code Y75 YSJ. When you apply, make sure to set the year of entry to year 2 or year 3 as appropriate.
You should make your application on the UCAS website.
Transfer by applying directly to us
We can accept direct applications if you have not already applied through UCAS.
You can apply using our Transfer Application Form.
What we need
Once we have received your form we will need one of the following:
- An official transcript of the modules you have completed so far.
- A list of modules you have taken with their titles, credit values and the marks you achieved.
To confirm your place we will need:
- A final official transcript from your current university.
You do not need to have all of these documents before applying.
How we process your application
We will check that you have enough credits at the right level.
You need to have 120 credits at year 1 level to join a course in the second year. You will need an additional 120 credits at year 2 level to join a course in the third year.
We will then check whether the modules you have studied are relevant to the course you are transferring to.
It is important that you have covered similar subjects so that you will not struggle with your new course. We will match the subjects you have studied so far against the course you are applying for. For externally accredited courses the match will need to be very close.
Transferring between courses at York St John
We do everything we can to make sure that our students are happy with their course after they have joined us. In some cases, students identify a course that would be more suitable after they start with us. We do our best to support these requests.
Normally course changes would take place within 2 weeks of students starting their first year. In some cases it is possible to transfer later.
After this period, it is possible for students to restart their studies on different courses in the next academic year.
Further details and application forms are on our Changing course page.
Transferring to another institution
For a variety of reasons, students may choose to leave their course at York St John. If you have gained credits during your studies here, it may be possible to transfer your credits to another institution.
You will need to apply to your chosen institution. We advise speaking to them at an early stage in the process. Universities have different ways of dealing with this process. Normally it is possible to apply for a transfer to another institution before you withdraw from York St John.
As part of the process, you will need an official transcript of your studies here in order to show the credits that you have gained. Our Student Records team can provide this. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the process on our Withdrawals page.
Our policy on credit transfers is available on our Regulations page.