Clearing Information

View common clearing queries and the process of clearing.

Clearing is how universities fill any places remaining on their courses after they process their existing applications.

You can apply for a course now until late September, if you’re not already holding an offer from another university or college and the course still has places available.

Students and clearing Podcast

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Using Clearing

Students use clearing if they change their minds about the course they wish to study, the university they wish to attend, or if they did better, or worse, than expected on results day.

You can use clearing if:

  • You're applying after 30 June;
  • You didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept);
  • You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers;
  • You’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track

Find a course

Have a look at the courses we have on offer through Clearing. All courses with openings are listed on our website.

Contact Us

When you find a course which interests you, let us know by completing the Enquiry Form. We will contact you and let you know if we can make you an offer.

UCAS track

If you would like to accept our offer, you can add your clearing choice in UCAS Track.

Fill out the details we give you, and if we confirm the offer it will show as an acceptance on your 'Choices' page in UCAS track.

You can find more about the clearing process on

Clearing Plus

In addition to clearing, UCAS will operate a new system called ‘Clearing Plus’ this year.

This system will offer those not holding any offers a place at 2 institutions where they meet the entry requirements.

Students are encouraged to opt in for this process through UCAS.