Applying through Clearing 2015
We want you to be prepared for Clearing and we know some students worry more than others. Whether you want to get clued up now, or you need to catch up fast on results day, we have masses of information and advice, all ready and waiting!
Clearing 2014 articles
Some great information to get you started with Clearing 2015.
Missing your grades doesn’t have to be end of the world. First log onto UCAS and check that you haven’t been accepted by your chosen uni. If you’re only just below the entry requirements they may still have given you a place.
Clearing is the UCAS process of matching students without university places after A Level results day to universities with vacancies for some of their courses. Although it is normal to apply for universities via UCAS that doesn’t mean that you have to, there are other options.
Just like applying to study Medicine through Clearing, the Adult Nursing Clearing process can be different to other subjects. Unfortunately for popular courses, such as Adult Nursing, there aren’t always enough places and courses are usually oversubscribed, find out more...
The UCAS website is the main place you’ll find course vacancies and the list is regularly updated so if you see a course you like it should hopefully still be available.
There are thousands of course vacancies available during Clearing so the majority of students should get a place on a course that they’ll love. In 2013 over 55,000 students found university places through Clearing.
Any subject connected to medicine is going to be popular, both during the initial application process and during Clearing. Courses grouped together by UCAS as “subjects allied to medicine” are the third most popular group of courses during the Clearing process. So competition is going to be stiff…
When you want to study a subject that requires as much dedication as Medicine does it can be a shock to find out you’ve been entered into Clearing. Some of the best universities and medical schools in the country offer places through Clearing so you won’t be scraping the bottom of the barrel to get a place.
Last year Computer Science was in the top 10 most popular degree courses available during Clearing proving that staring at a computer all day isn’t just for geeks anymore.
Are you looking to apply for a Music degree via clearing? Remember when you’re applying for a practical course, such as Music, you may also need to interview or audition before being offered a place.
Getting organised for Clearing is the best way to ensure that you get a place at university, especially if you’re going to be applying for a popular course such as Physics. Find out more about what you need to know when you apply!
Places for popular courses, such as Biology, are usually filled within the first week after Clearing officially opens, so make sure you are prepared to show the admissions tutors why you deserve a place on your chosen clearing course.
If you’re faced with the prospect of going through Clearing it can be difficult to know what to study. For those of you looking for a degree that will show you both how humans process their experiences and how they document them then studying a subject classed as a “Humanities” subject might be the right choice.
When calling Universities during clearing you’ll need to be organised and know what you’re going to say before you pick up the phone. Here are some top tips for a successful phone call to the university admissions department.
If you’re applying to a Scottish university during Clearing it’s important to have all the information you need to hand. If you are looking for contact details and UCAS codes for the higher education institutions in Scotland find out more...
Not all universities can guarantee first year students get accommodation by the time they apply via Clearing so it’s important to make finding out what options you have for accommodation a priority. Find out more...
Finding yourself without a university place on results day can be disappointing
and leave you feeling stressed about your future.This year A Level results day,
and the day Clearing officially opens, is 14th August 2014. From then you’ll
have until 30th September to find a university place.
Entering Clearing can be a stressful time and it’s good to know that there are places you can look for advice about your future. Clearing is the UCAS process of matching students without university places to universities with course vacancies.
If you’re eligible for clearing you’ll need to be prepared and move quickly to get a place on your dream university course. Not sure if your eligible? Find out more...
If you’re not sure you’re going to get the results you need then getting everything organised. Before you phone you’ll have to have your Clearing number, your personal statement, your exam results, and a pen and paper to write down anything important.
It helps to keep an open mind when you’re going through Clearing as you might have to consider a university or course you haven’t thought about before. As long as you do your research you’re sure to make a decision that suits your needs.
If you find yourself without the grades you need on A Level results day can be disappointing and it can also be stressful. Instead of going to university you suddenly find yourself with a lot of decisions to make – fast! Realistically you have two choices: Clearing or taking a gap year.
You can phone as many universities as you like but you can only apply for one Clearing choice on UCAS Track at a time. If you apply and are unsuccessful or change your mind then you’ll be able to apply for a new choice soon afterwards.
When you’ve made up your mind about which university offer you want to accept you’ll need to add it on your Track page. This counts as you definitely accepting the offer. You can only add one Clearing choice at a time but if the university doesn’t confirm your choice then you’ll be able to add another one.
If you do find yourself in the clearing process, don’t panic! You might not have found your perfect course but this doesn’t have to mean the end of your education – you just need to rethink you plans slightly.
Clearing is a part of the UCAS process that matches students without university places to universities without the full number of students for their courses. Find out more today!
Clearing is a part of the UCAS process that matches students without university places to universities without the full number of students for their courses. Find out how to enter Clearing 2014.
Read a wide selection of Clearing 2014 frequently asked questions that will help you keep calm and get that university place if things don't go to plan on results day!
To make sure you know what’s going on and to help you get organised and keep on top of all the application deadlines we’ve put together a UCAS Clearing timeline.
In 2014 results day falls on 14th August and this is the day that the full Clearing vacancy search starts. If unfortunately you don’t get the results you’re looking for then it’s up to you to find a university that will accept you.
You need to move quickly on results day to get a university place as vacancies on popular courses will fill by the end of the day, and for some courses, within a few hours. Find out more...
This year A Level results day is being held on 14th August, 5th August if you’re in Scotland. Here is our guide to results day, regardless of whether you meet your firm offer or not.
This year A Level results day is being held on 14th August, 5th August if you’re in Scotland. Here is our guide to results day, regardless of whether you meet your firm offer or not!
If you’ve been entered for Clearing – either because you haven’t met your offers, have declined all your offers, applied after 30th June, or weren’t made any offers – then being organised is the key to getting a university place.
Find out where to find the full list of course vacancies for Clearing 2014 with Apply To Uni's helpful guide.
Results day can be a stressful time for everyone, parents included, especially if you discover that your son or daughter hasn’t gotten into their university of choice.
Many science-based courses have some scary entrance requirements, with many universities looking for ABB or better. What if you haven’t made your predicted grades – do students get places on science courses through clearing?
If you’ve set your heart on studying an arts course but have doubts you may have not got the grades, you need to prepare for results day and have a plan for clearing.
Clearing 2014 - How does it work is a great place to start. This in-depth article provides an overview of everything you need to know about clearing, what happens, what the clearing process involves and what are the crucial dates for Clearing 2014.
The UCAS clearing process explains in detail the UCAS track system and what happens on results day if you have to make an application through Clearing 2014.
Use this guide before, during and after Clearing 2014 to make sure you don’t miss an important date.
The University hotline numbers will be invaluable on results day if you don’t get your expected grades. Our guide lists all the university Clearing 2014 telephone numbers so that you can act early and get your clearing application in progress.
Our guide to clearing and adjustment explores how you can use clearing if your grades are a lot better than you anticipated. You can go through clearing to improve your choice of uni as well as finding a place if your grades fall short.
Our helpful clearing 2014 tips section gives great tips and advice on how to get the very best out your clearing experience in 2014. If you don't achieve the grades you need, all is not lost. Check out our clearing 2014 tips for advice.
A Level results day is a time of mixed emotions and you’ll probably want to laugh, cry, be sick, jump around, and run screaming through your college corridors all at the same time. To help you think straight and get through the big day here is our results day survival guide.