How Clearing works

New to Clearing? We have put together a step-by-step guide on how it works to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice for you.

Clearing opens on the 5 July 2023 and closes on 17 October 2023. 

Whether you change your mind about your current university choices, your results surprise you or you’ve just started to think about university, Clearing gives you the opportunity to find the right course for you.

You can apply through 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 in UCAS Track.

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



Find the course you are interested in

Our Clearing course list will become available for you to view closer to the time. You can browse our courses starting in September 2023 to see what's available in the subjects you want to study. 


Contact universities directly to see if they can offer you a place

Clearing opens on 5 July for 2023 entry. Once open you can contact us to see if we can make you an offer if you already have your results. In most cases we can give you a decision there and then. 


Accept the offer that is right for you

When you receive 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.

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