You are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to
Your place is not confirmed after exam results are published.
How do I apply for Clearing?
Follow these steps and be prepared for Clearing 2020.
On results day check UCAS Track. Your application status will tell you if you are eligible for Clearing.
Check the university website to see what courses are available in Clearing.
Contact your shortlisted universities and speak to an advisor about your options. You will need:
Choice of course
Get an offer! You usually have 24hrs to accept an offer before it will be released back into the Clearing pool.
If you want to accept head to UCAS Track, you will see 'Add a Clearing option', input your university here.
Before calling the Clearing Hotline make sure you are prepared as you may be asked about your schoolwork or experience. Some advisors will make a decision based on your grades whilst others will ask questions to assess your interest in your chosen course.
It may be helpful to prepare some notes on why you want to join the university and what interests you in the course you are applying for.
When does Clearing close?
This can depend on each institution but the official date is 20th October 2020.
If you didn't receive or accept any offers still contact your university of choice as some take late applicants.
UCAS Extra is a free service that allows you to keep applying for higher education courses even if you’ve already used up your original five choices, as long as you applied through UCAS and are not holding any offers or waiting for a decision on any of your initial five applications.
You can apply through UCAS Extra from 25 February until 4 July this year. If you still don’t have any offers after this point you will still be able to apply for a place at university through clearing.
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