KUCCPS OPENS 2020/2021 INTER-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PORTAL; ACTIVATES LINK: HERE ARE SOME CRUCIAL FACTORS YOU MAY NEED TO CONSIDER BEFORE TENDERING YOUR TRANSFER REQUEST
The KUCCPS 2020/2021 inter-university transfer portal is now open for the next two months. Fresh entrants who were not satisfied with their placement results for the 2020/2021 academic year are free to move to their preferred institutions/ universities.
However, there are crucial factors that the applicant must consider before applying for KUCCPS inter-university/institution transfer to ensure that the application goes through successfully.
Some of these factors include
FACTORS CONSIDERED WHEN APPLYING FOR INTER-UNIVERSITY/INSTITUTION TRANSFER
Since the process of inter-university transfer is rigorous; it is good to do a quick background check on some of the following factors to avoid making gross mistakes:
CLUSTER POINTS/ CUT OFF POINTS
Before applying for a KUCCPS inter-university transfer, remember to check whether your cluster points for the course you would like to pursue exceed your preferred university’s cut off points.
Unlike in the past whereby KCSE candidates who had attained the minimum entry requirements to universities and colleges were forced to calculate their cluster points manually, the KUCCPS system is automated to calculate every KCSE candidate’s cluster points for all available programmes/ courses.
Cluster points definition
What is a cluster point?
The term cluster points refer to a tabulated figure usually acquired by calculating the number of points for four basic subjects that have to be considered for every course choice. The four subjects are considered to be the most relevant to your preferred course/ programme.
For example, a student wishing to pursue a degree in Nursing must attain certain points in Mathematics, Biology, English, and Chemistry. These four are also referred to as core cluster subjects.
During the revision of KUCCPS choices, KUCCPS provides cluster subjects for every course/ choice which differs from one university to the other.
AVAILABLE KUCCPS SLOTS IN YOUR PREFERRED UNIVERSITY/ INSTITUTION
KUCCPS provided a list of available slots for all the universities and available slots.
Therefore, it is good to confirm the capacity of your receiving institution and whether it has any unfilled slots especially in the course/programme that you would like to pursue.
If your preferred institution is full or almost full, then it is common sense to scout for other institutions that are likely to approve your transfer application easily.
PREFERRED UNIVERSITY/ INSTITUTION’S COMPETITIVENESS
It is also advisable to appreciate the fact that although all universities are equal, some are more equal than others.
If you are therefore seeking an inter-university/ institution transfer to a highly competitive university, chances are that your transfer form application is likely to be rejected on grounds that the university is already full.
Some of the highly sought after universities include The University of Nairobi, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and Kenyatta University due to their location within the Capital.
POSSIBLE REASONS FOR INTER-UNIVERSITY/ INSTITUTION TRANSFER
Lastly, it is advisable to give a valid reason that can easily sway the inter-university results. Remember that applying for an inter-university transfer does not automatically qualify you. Your application has to undergo verification before you can finally receive your results.
On your application form, you must give reasons for applying for the KUCCPS inter-university transfer. Your reasons had better be good enough, otherwise, your transfer application will get trashed.
Below are some of the reasons that you can give to justify your KUCCPS 2020/2021 Inter-university transfer:
- You can argue that the cost of living and tuition fees is rather too high for you
- Secondly, you can peg your reasons for unfavorable/ unconducive climatic conditions that are likely to affect your general health. This reason requires medical evidence.
- You can also say that the location of the institution is not ideal for you especially if you have got other engagements. For instance if you have enrolled for another course within Nairobi which you will be undertaking alongside the KUCCPS choice, then it will be easier to convince the board to transfer you to an institution/ university that is within Nairobi. Remember to give evidence to back your application.