I don't really know how to properly phrase this question but can you transfer from any program, maybe one that's not as competitive, to a more competitive program in university?
I've always been curious: for example, let's say I'm applying for Harvard, a super competitive school. I understand that they don't require you to choose a major until second year. If I were to indicate my interest of a less competitive program, like gender studies or african dance choreography, would I be able to transfer/select a biology program 2nd year? Surely it's much easier to be accepted into one of those programs than a competitive science program, so wouldn't people try to cheat the admissions system by applying for a non-competitive program and then end up choosing a competitive program?
I don't really see what would prevent someone from doing this, as the schools all allow you to choose whatever program you want regardless of your indicated interest.
Question doesn't really make sense but I wanna see what yall say regardless.