Clearing is an opportunity for students to find another course if they miss their grades. It runs from July to September.
MISSED YOUR GRADES?
If you don’t get the grades you need to obtain your firm or insurance choice at university, firstly check with the universities or online through UCAS Track as they may still have a place for you. If you are unsuccessful, you may be able to enter clearing to find another course.
This video from the University of Greenwich gives a helpful introduction to the clearing process:
Arranging a place though clearing can require a lot of time on the UCAS and university websites and on the phone. You’ll need to set aside that time, so plan your summer holidays and work commitments so that you are available to make these arrangements as soon as your results are released.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NEXT:
- Official vacancies lists will be available on the UCAS website and printed in the Telegraph newspaper. See what courses/universities/colleges interest you and see if your grades meet their requirements.
- A complete guide to the Clearing process is provided by UCAS here. You should refer to this carefully, but the main steps are:
1) Register and apply for Clearing
2) Pay a small fee for the application (£13/course for 2017 entry)
3) Talk to the colleges in which you are interested. They will need your Clearing number.
4) Add a Clearing choice in UCAS’ ‘Track’ system.
- If you are accepted, you will receive a confirmation letter. If you are unsuccessful, the clearing link will become live again.