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Clearing 2023
is now closed

Clearing 2023 is now closed. You can browse all courses starting in September 2024 to get an idea of what's on offer in your chosen subject area.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is part of the UCAS application process that gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you. If you’d like to find out more about how Clearing works read our guidance page for more info.

How UCAS Clearing works

When you are ready to apply through Clearing, follow these three steps:

Talk to us

Talk to us

When Clearing opens (on 5 July 2024) you can contact universities directly to see if they’re able to offer you a place. If you already have your results, give us a call and our friendly team will be happy to help.

Accept the offer

Accept the offer

When you get an offer, you can accept it in UCAS Track. If you choose us, you'll be sent a confirmation email with all the next steps you need to take. If you didn't apply through UCAS, you can apply to us directly.

Clearing eligibility FAQs

Who is Clearing for?

You can apply through Clearing if:

  • You’re applying after 30 June.
  • You didn’t receive any offers (or you got offers that you don’t want to accept).
  • You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers.
  • You’ve declined your firm place in your UCAS Hub.

How do I know if I am eligible?

  • If you applied to us after 30 June 2024 (the last standard UCAS application date) then you’ll automatically be applying through Clearing.
  • If you applied to us before 30 June but haven’t received any offers, then your UCAS Hub account will tell you if you’re eligible.

Can international students apply through Clearing?

Yes. You can apply to study at Coventry University as a non-UK resident. Take a look at our International applicants page for more info.

Will I be treated differently if I come through Clearing?

Not at all. Students who join us through Clearing will start their course in September 2024 with the same treatment and quality of teaching as all other students. We’re happy to have you with us.

How do I know if I have the right grades for Clearing?

First, find out if your course is in Clearing, you can do this by browsing the course list on our website. If it is, give us a call to discuss your personalised Clearing offer. You can use our tariff point calculator to help you work out your grades.

If you don't have enough points to start your degree this September it’s worth exploring the option to study a Foundation Year. This is a route lots of people take, it’s designed to help you progress onto a degree.

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Degree with foundation year courses

A degree with foundation year offers an accessible route to your desired higher education path. If you have not secured a place through the main application process or have changed your mind, choosing a degree with a foundation year may be the right choice for you.

Clearing process FAQs

What courses are in Clearing?

You can browse all courses starting in September 2024.

How can I prepare for Clearing?

Get organised and take control, you've got this!

Put together a list of universities that offer the course you want to study. Most universities will have a specific Clearing hotline number that you can call nearer the time.

What happens after I get a Clearing offer?

After you get a Clearing offer to study at Coventry, you’ll get an email to explain the steps you’ll need to take next and any deadlines you need to be aware of.

Need to work out your points?

If you know your results and need to calculate how many UCAS Points they translate to, you can use our handy UCAS points calculator. Once you know how many points you have, search for a course to get started.

Already holding offers?

If you already have offers from other universities, but you’ve changed your mind, you may still be able to use Clearing through the 'decline my place' option. Our Clearing advisers will be able to help you understand your options.

What to do next?

Call us to see if we can offer you a place or offer advice.

If you receive a verbal offer to study at Coventry, you will receive an email with what steps you’ll need to take next, which will include any deadlines. To find out more read our Clearing offer page.

Take a virtual tour

Can’t make it to an Open Day? Our virtual tour is a great alternative.

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UCAS Clearing dates 2024

30 June

UCAS main application closes

4 July

UCAS Extra closes

5 July

Clearing opens

15 August

A level results day (including BTEC)

Clearing support FAQs

Can someone else call or email the university on my behalf?

Unfortunately, due to data protection purposes, we can’t discuss general information with someone other than you as the applicant.

The only exception to this is if you have a nominated person included on your UCAS application and they contact us on your behalf.

If you think you’ll need to speak to us about a Clearing place, we recommend you contact us yourself so that we can help you find the right course for you.

Will I be able to find accommodation?

Coventry University and CU Coventry provide guaranteed accommodation for students who join us through Clearing. Check out our accommodation page to find out what’s available and how we can support you.

How do I sort my student finance?

If this is your first time applying to university you’ll need to apply for finance through the Student Finance England website. The initial deadline may have passed but your application will still be processed.

If you’ve already applied but have changed university, you will need to contact Student Finance England to update your application as soon as you have confirmed your choice.

What should I do if I have an offer somewhere else?

You can decide to turn down your original offer and choose us in Clearing instead. You can do this through a process known as ‘self-release’.

It’s easy to do, you just sign into your UCAS Hub, click ‘Decline my place’ on the homepage and follow the instructions.

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