What is Clearing?
If you don’t get the grades you need for the university course you’re applying to, Clearing is an opportunity to still go on a similar course. This could be at the same university or a different one. It allows universities to fill up any vacant spots on their courses. Clearing is also available for students who have their results already, and are not holding an offer at a UK university.
When does it start?
Clearing opened Thursday 5 July. If you apply to university for 2018 entry after 30 June 2018, you are automatically entered into Clearing.
For most students, Clearing only becomes available once results have been released, and they haven’t met the entry criteria for previously chosen courses.
When do I get my results?
• International Baccalaureate: Thursday 5 July
• BTEC and other vocational courses: during July – check with your school/college
• Scottish Highers: Tuesday 7 August
• A Levels: Thursday 16 August.
How to use Clearing?
It is up to you to find a university that is prepared to accept you. The best way to do this is to check UCAS or the university website, ring them and tell them what you want to do. If they have a vacancy, they will usually take your details and either give you a decision straightaway, or soon afterwards.
For further information visit the UCAS website
Please see below a list of our partner clearing pages: