So, how does Clearing work? Well, have a quick read through these Clearing FAQs. From What is Clearing? to When does Clearing start? They'll help you understand what happens and are based on questions other students ask us.
Clearing is open from 5 July until 19 October.
If you already have your results you can apply online for a place through Clearing.
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Clearing is part of the UCAS application process.
It matches you with available university places and is a chance for you to make a positive move and choose what's right for you. It also 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 the flexible and inclusive way we consider applications in Clearing 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.
UCAS Clearing starts officially on Wednesday 5 July 2021, 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. When does Clearing end? Clearing ends on 19 October 2021.
Yes, we can make you an offer if you meet our grade requirements. You can contact us now for advice about the options at Brighton and the next steps.
Is it too late to apply for uni? No. You can call us on 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 5 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 2021 and closes at the end of August.
This is 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.
How do you sign up for Clearing to transfer from another university and can you do this? Yes you can, we have Clearing advice on this on our guide to transferring from another university.
Clearing Plus is a new UCAS process for undergraduate applicants who are unplaced. It is accessible via UCAS Track, and will match people to relevant courses with vacancies. Your best chance of receiving an offer is to contact us directly.
You can get into Clearing with lower grades because grades aren't everything that's used to decide if you get a place at university. So, how does university clearing work if you do have lower grades? Well, Clearing is about matching you with the courses that are available and we look at who you are and your aspirations as much as we do your examination results. If you are unsure, call the friendly applications team 01273 644000 and they can explain more.
Yes, universities can see your other choices but only once you have decided which offers to accept – up to this point they won't see that you are considering other places. However, it's possible they could see this information if you decline offers, if your application has been unsuccessful or if you have no live choices. In many ways it's not that important what universities might see: ultimately it's your choice where you want to apply.
No you don't need a new personal statement for Clearing. Your original statement will have all the details in there. However, one of the useful university Clearing tips you should take away is to update the university on any work experience or qualifications you've had since you completed your initial personal statement.
If you applied to university in the main application cycle and if you meet the conditions of your offer your place will be confirmed when the university receives your results. If you are applying through Clearing and receive an offer, and meet its conditions you can accept the offer either via UCAS track or with our confirmation of clearing application form.
The latest you can apply for university is 19 October, however courses will start to close so the best chance you have to get a Clearing place is to contact us on results day. Take a look at our How to apply through Clearing guide – lots of people apply outside of the usual times and there's plenty of support you can get.
You don't get rejected from Clearing. It's possible that there isn't a course available that matches what you want, but this isn't a rejection and you will get excellent support from our Clearing advice team who can help find alternatives you've not considered. Worse case scenario is you take a fresh look at your options and find another way to get onto a course the following year. Don't worry about being rejected from Clearing. Speak with us; we are here to help 01273 644000
Access course students apply through Clearing in the same way once Clearing opens in July – you may receive a verbal offer straight away if you have your results. This year access students will get their results on 30 July. Access course students are required to submit their results to their firm choice university. If you don't have a confirmed place or want to explore clearing places with us we'll have an online Clearing application form in addition to our telephone hotline.
Once you have decided that you would like to accept an offer of a place through Clearing you will need to confirm your acceptance – either through UCAS or by sending a confirmation of clearing application form.
Universities do check your GCSE results if they feel these are important in your application. You might want to change direction from the subjects you studied at A-level and have great results at GCSE, so don't forget to include these or mention them when you apply through Clearing.