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Section 7: Change of Mode of Attendance


7.1 Criteria for Changing Mode of Attendance7.3 Deadline for Changing Mode of Attendance
7.2 Application and Approval Process 

7.1 Criteria for Changing Mode of Attendance

1.The Programme Summary defines the approved Modes of Attendance on a particular programme (Full-time, Part-time and/ or Flexible). A student may be permitted to change their Mode of Attendance where: 
 a) The student will still be able to complete the requirements of the programme.
 b)The student will still be able to fulfil the requirements of any visa under which they are studying.
2.Exceptionally, and subject to approval by the Faculty Tutor, a student may be permitted to change to Part Time or Flexible study where it is not an approved Mode of Attendance in the Programme Summary.
3.On Masters programmes, students are only permitted to change mode during the taught modules. A student must not change mode in order to postpone submission of their Dissertation/ Substantive Project. If a student has Extenuating Circumstances, they may apply for an extension or deferral of assessment via the procedures in Chapter 4: Assessment Framework for Taught Programmes.
4.Where a student is Repeating or Deferring with Tuition, they will be registered on the affected modules only. Such students do not need further approval to change Mode of Attendance.

7.2 Application and Approval Process

1.Applications to change Mode of Attendance should be made in advance of the transfer. 
2.Students wishing to change Mode of Attendance must contact studentrecords@ucl.ac.uk for information on how to apply.
3.Changes must be approved by the Departmental Tutor. Some changes must also be approved by the Faculty Tutor (see below).

7.3 Deadline for Changing Mode of Attendance

1.Transfers are only possible at certain times.
2.Changes from Full-time to Flexible, or Part-time to Flexible, should be possible at any point in the taught modules, subject to approval.
3.All other Mode of Attendance changes should be made before an Academic or Calendar Year commences:
 a) The Faculty Tutor must consider any requests for a student to change Mode of Attendance after the Academic or Calendar Year has commenced. The student must still be able to complete the requirements of the programme of study.