After You Apply

Short-listing

Short-listing tests and additional questions

Some course centres use computerised or written tests as part of their short-listing process. These are sometimes referred to as screening tests. The tests we are aware of are:

The following courses are also considering using a test as part of their short-listing process. Please see their websites for further information.

The following course centres have additional questions that applicants need to answer. Please follow the links for further details and look out for emails from the courses concerned. Your email software may treat emails from the courses as junk or spam, so please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder regularly.


Short-listing results

The courses will let you know whether you have been short-listed or not for NHS places* by 16 March 2018 (the same date applies both to courses that use tests and those that do not). They may do this by email, by phone or by post. Your email software may treat emails from the courses as junk or spam, so please check your Junk Email folder and/or Spam Email folder regularly.

You will also be able to see whether you have been short-listed or not when you login to your application. This information will only be made available after we have checked it with the course concerned, so you should normally hear from them before you get confirmation on our website. The status of your application will change from "Application released to course centre" to one of the following:

The Clearing House does not make decisions about who is invited to interview: this is done by the courses.

Please see the Courses section for further details about the selection procedure and feedback policy of individual courses.


* People currently training as clinical psychologists are employed by the NHS. These arrangements may be amended for candidates entering training in 2018, but this is unclear at this stage. Please see the Funding page for more information.