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    Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Hey everyone,

    I don't think I'll be able to get the ATAR to get into UNSW B Commerce straight out of Year 12 but who knows.

    So I was thinking I could probably get into B Economics and I definitely would be able to get into B Arts.

    Would it be a good idea to pick commerce subjects in an Arts degree then aim for 75 average and then transfer into a Commerce/Arts double?

    Would the transition between high school and uni be too difficult? I'm a very passionate and talented humanities student but I'm worried I'll become overwhelmed.

    I'm not the best at maths so maybe economics isn't a good idea to do for a semester.

    Thanks everyone!
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    "Would it be a good idea to pick commerce subjects in an Arts degree then aim for 75 average and then transfer into a Commerce/Arts double?"

    You'll waste ~2 semesters if you don't make the transfer, you waste no time if you make it. Your end goal is Commerce anyways, so go for it.

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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    "Would it be a good idea to pick commerce subjects in an Arts degree then aim for 75 average and then transfer into a Commerce/Arts double?"

    You'll waste ~2 semesters if you don't make the transfer, you waste no time if you make it. Your end goal is Commerce anyways, so go for it.
    Wait, what do you mean by this?
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Couldn't I transfer after one semester?
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Yeah you can do an IPT transfer after 1 semester but what Si2136 meant was that if do a bachelor of arts only, pick commerce subjects then end up getting less than the IPT cutoff for arts/commerce, youve wasted time doing commerce subjects since they dont count for your arts degree. That being said its not very hard to get a high enough wam to transfer mid year (for commerce) so you should be fine

    Editing post becuase im not sure how IPT works with trimesters actually--maybe its open at the end of every sem? (youll need to check this)
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by aoc View Post
    Yeah you can do an IPT transfer after 1 semester but what Si2136 meant was that if do a bachelor of arts only, pick commerce subjects then end up getting less than the IPT cutoff for arts/commerce, youve wasted time doing commerce subjects since they dont count for your arts degree. That being said its not very hard to get a high enough wam to transfer mid year (for commerce) so you should be fine

    Editing post becuase im not sure how IPT works with trimesters actually--maybe its open at the end of every sem? (youll need to check this)
    yeah fair enough, maybe i should just do arts subjects then
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by aoc View Post
    Yeah you can do an IPT transfer after 1 semester but what Si2136 meant was that if do a bachelor of arts only, pick commerce subjects then end up getting less than the IPT cutoff for arts/commerce, youve wasted time doing commerce subjects since they dont count for your arts degree. That being said its not very hard to get a high enough wam to transfer mid year (for commerce) so you should be fine

    Editing post becuase im not sure how IPT works with trimesters actually--maybe its open at the end of every sem? (youll need to check this)
    Nah bro you can only IPT after 2 sems if you're a first year cause you need min 36UOC or something

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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by Esse View Post
    Nah bro you can only IPT after 2 sems if you're a first year cause you need min 36UOC or something
    so you'd have to go through UAC then where it's 50% ATAR, 50% WAM, right?
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kolmias View Post
    so you'd have to go through UAC then where it's 50% ATAR, 50% WAM, right?
    Yep. Not sure what the Cutoff for that is tbh, perhaps 90 atar + 78/79 wam?
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    Re: Transfering from Arts or Economics to Arts/Commerce?

    Quote Originally Posted by si2136 View Post
    Yep. Not sure what the Cutoff for that is tbh, perhaps 90 atar + 78/79 wam?
    sounds pretty high tbh from what i've read
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