What is Clearing?

In July and August, many universities will still have vacancies for undergraduate courses starting this year. Clearing is the process for finding courses which have places available and applying for them.

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Why should I apply through Clearing?

If you haven't got an offer from your UCAS choices, want to rethink your original choices and apply for something different, or if you're applying for the first time this year, Clearing is ideal for you. 

You may not be confident in your results, or you might still be deciding what (and where) to study. Clearing lets you choose the right university and course for you.

You can use Clearing if you:

  • didn't meet the conditions of your offer(s)
  • or declined your firm offer through UCAS
  • or you didn't receive (or accept) any offers  in UCAS
  • or if you're applying for the first time after 30 June

When can I use Clearing?

Clearing opens on Tuesday 5 July.

You can only apply for Clearing places once you have received your final academic results. 

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