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.
UCAS Clearing opens officially on 1 July, but if you are waiting for exam results you will have to wait to receive them before you can apply through clearing. From that point you can seek out Clearing places by phone and refer yourself via UCAS track, you can also sign up for clearing updates here.
The university Clearing process is much more straightforward than you might think. Once you understand what is Clearing you can look at our How to apply through Clearing guide for more practical preparation tips.
We know everyone's reasons for applying through Clearing will be unique. We are happy to welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds and we like to offer applicants a variety of ways to explore their potential. We also consider much more than your grades when you apply.
Here are a few reasons you might apply through Clearing:
- You have not met the conditions of your offers
- You changed your mind about your firm or insurance choice
- You want to transfer from another course or university.