Confirming your place FAQs

Find out the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about confirming your place at the University of Leeds.

Why are there no places in Clearing or Adjustment at Leeds this year?

Leeds is a popular university and our courses are in high demand. As a result, we do not have any undergraduate vacancies for Clearing or Adjustment for 2021 entry.

How do I know if I’ve been accepted?

Once you have your results, log in to UCAS Track to see if you’ve been accepted.

UCAS Track doesn’t seem to have been updated. Have I been accepted?

If no decision is visible on UCAS Track, this is typically because we’re still waiting to receive confirmation of your exam results, or Leeds was your insurance choice and we’re waiting for your firm choice institution to update your record.

If you’ve met or exceeded the conditions of your offer then your place with us is secure. 

What happens if I don’t meet the requirements of my offer from Leeds?

If Leeds was your firm choice, you should first check UCAS Track to see if you have been accepted by your insurance institution.

If you’re not holding any offers you can apply for a place through Clearing.

We do not have any vacancies at Leeds through Clearing, however you may want to check the UCAS website to see what vacancies are available at other universities.

I didn’t get the exact grades required to meet the offer for my course but I do have the equivalent in UCAS tariff points, why has my place been declined?

Your course offer at Leeds is based on our published A level grades (or equivalent qualification grades), we do not use equivalent UCAS tariff points as part of our offer making.

We therefore are unable to accept tariff points equivalencies if your grades do not meet the exact conditions of your offer.

I didn’t the get the grades I expected and intend to appeal, will you hold my place if my appeal is successful? 

If you’re unhappy with one or more of your grades and intend to appeal your result, the first thing you need to do is talk to your school or college.

If your grades change following your appeal, and you now meet the conditions of your offer, we will hold your place until 8 September 2021.

Please be aware due to the high demand in some courses we may not have places available for 2021 entry, and you will be offered a deferred place for 2022 entry. Please contact the Admissions team at for more information.

Another university is my insurance choice and Leeds is my firm choice. How do I swap to go to my insurance choice instead?

Ask your school/college for advice as late changes can impact accommodation and finance arrangements. You must also speak to your insurance choice to check whether they can accept you. If they can accept you, check with them that they will accept you via Clearing and confirm with them that you should self-release into Clearing by logging in to your UCAS Track account.

I’d like to defer my place until next year. How do I do this?

Get in touch with our admissions team via our call centre – 0370 121 5122 – which is open: 

  • Tuesday 10 August, 8.30am – 6pm 
  • Wednesday 11 August, 8am – 5pm 
  • Thursday 12 – Friday 27 August, 9am – 5pm 

We’ll do our best to help.

Where can I find out more details about teaching arrangements for 2021?

We understand that you may have concerns about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and your plans to study with us at Leeds.

To help, we have a list of frequently asked questions for applicants and offer holders which are regularly updated.