Information for Clearing 2021 will be available soon


If you are still looking to study with us this academic year, we have a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate courses that start in May.

What is Clearing and how does it work?

In a nutshell, Clearing is how universities fill the places they still have available on their courses.

It’s also a way for students to find a place if they haven’t been accepted by their Firm or Insurance choice universities.

You can also use Clearing if you:

  • applied after 30 June.
  • didn't receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept). 
  • were not accepted by your Firm or Insurance choices.
  • have declined your Firm place, and so are not holding any offers.

If you find that you are in Clearing (UCAS Track will tell you if you are) then you need to follow these steps: 

  • Ask for advice from teachers, advisers, family and friends. Don’t make any rash decisions, take time to assess the situation and your options.
  • See what courses are available in subjects you want to do and what your results are suited to. You can now use UCAS’s new Clearing Plus option in Track, which will match you with available courses.
  • You can also search for courses on the UCAS website, or directly on the websites of university’s with places available in Clearing.
  • Call the universities you are interested in and talk to their advisors and admissions tutors.
  • You may gather a number of offers, or maybe just one. Either way, decide which is the right one for you and refer yourself to the university you want to go to.
  • Try and visit that university, if the current situation allows. Alternatively, many universities offer virtual tours – you can visit our Virtual Tours page to get an insight into life in Coventry.
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