Clearing is an opportunity to apply for an undergraduate course if you don’t hold any offers from a university or college.

When is Clearing? 

You can apply for a course through UCAS Clearing from 6 July 2020 if you already have your exam results. From A-level results day on 13 August 2020 you can apply through Clearing and Adjustment.

Who is eligible for Clearing? 

UK, EU or international students can be eligible for Clearing. You can apply through Clearing if you have your exam results and meet one of these conditions:

  • you didn't meet the conditions of your firm or insurance offer
  • you haven't received any offers or have chosen not to accept any offers
  • you haven't made a UCAS application this year or are applying after 30 June 2020

What is Adjustment?

If you achieve better results than you needed for your firm choice, you could apply for an alternative course through Adjustment.

This is an opportunity to reconsider what and where you want to study. If you do not find an alternative course through Adjustment, you can stay with your original offer. Adjustment is available from 13 August until 31 August 2020.     

How do I apply though Clearing?

On results day, use your UCAS personal ID to login to your UCAS Track page. If you haven’t received any offers, or didn’t meet the conditions of your offer, you will automatically be entered into Clearing. You will find your Clearing number on the UCAS Track home page. 

If you are holding a firm unconditional place, but have changed your mind and would like to consider another course or university, you can also choose to release yourself into Clearing by using the 'decline your place' button in UCAS Track.  

You can search our Clearing vacancies on our website or use the UCAS search tool to find an alternative course you'd like to study. Make sure you get in touch with the University before adding a Clearing choice in UCAS Track. Once you have a verbal offer that you are happy with, add this to UCAS Track to confirm that you are formally accepting your offer. 

You can search our Clearing vacancies for UK/EU students or international students on our website or use the UCAS search tool to find an alternative course you'd like to study.