So, how does Clearing work? Well, have a quick read through these Clearing FAQs. From What is Clearing? to What if my exam results are upgraded? They'll help you understand what happens and are based on questions other students ask us.
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You can also see our page on How to apply through Clearing for more practical preparation tips.
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Clearing is part of the UCAS application process.
It allows you to find a place at university if you don't yet hold an offer.
Each university is different. We welcome a range of qualifications and consider each application individually. Our approach is about you as an individual and we look beyond grades at your personal experience, ambition and potential. Take a look at our flexible admissions process to see how it can work for you.
It's great news. Hopefully you can move forward with your plans for the future without any more delay. If you're thinking about applying, you can apply to Brighton now based on your teacher's assessment and get a quick decision from us. We need to see formal confirmation from your college or school (an email, letter or pdf) of the grades they awarded you. If you don’t have that ask them to provide it to you. Also, remember: if you have accepted an offer your place is confirmed; if we have already made you an offer, you can accept it now.
Yes, we can make you an offer. You can contact us now for advice about the options at Brighton and next steps.
UCAS Clearing opens officially on Monday 6 July, but if you are waiting for exam results you will have to wait to receive them before you can apply. From that point you can seek out Clearing places by phone and refer yourself via UCAS track. Clearing officially ends on 20 October.
Is it too late to apply for uni? No. We have people on the dedicated phone lines up until 20 October. If you are calling after this and wondering 'Can I still apply for uni?' you should call 01273 644644. There's always people here to help you.
You can use our course finder to find out what courses are available.
Many students aiming to secure a place are eligible to apply through Clearing for university. There are several different reasons for doing so. You are eligible to use Clearing if:
Clearing for university places is open from 6 July and continues until mid-October. You must know all your exam results before you can get an offer of a place through Clearing.
One of the most popular questions about university Clearing. You can receive multiple verbal offers in Clearing. However, how clearing works is you can only confirm one university course as your final choice. When you receive a verbal offer what happens in Clearing is that a university will usually give you a deadline by which to confirm your choice.
If you have already applied
If you have already applied for student finance, but will be going to a different university or studying a different course, you will need to contact the Student Loans Company to advise them of the changes as soon as you have confirmed your final Clearing choice, and register with Student Finance England.
If you have not yet applied
If you have not yet applied for student finance, you will need to apply as soon as possible for a student loan to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. Even though the initial deadline for finance applications has already passed, the Student Loans Company will still process your application.
Remember, there could be a delay in receiving your funding for the first week of term so you should budget for this.
Some of our creative media, arts and architecture courses require you to prepare an online portfolio of your work. You can find out if your course needs a portfolio, and get advice on what to include and how to present your work on our online portfolio advice page.
For some courses you will need to attend an interview as part of the Clearing process. The interview helps us assess your suitability for the course and the profession you are interested in. Read our tips on preparing for a Clearing interview.
Yes, if your exam results are better than expected, you can use UCAS Adjustment to apply to us. Adjustment opens on 13 August 2020 and closes at the end of August.
A really common question students ask about Clearing, so we've included it in our What is Clearing section. Referred means that UCAS has sent your application to a university. It isn't anything to worry about, and you should receive more information quickly.
Yes you can, read our guide to transferring from another university.
Clearing Plus is a new system for undergraduate applicants who are unplaced. It is accessible via UCAS Track, and will match people to relevant courses with vacancies.