Clearing Common Questions

Here is a selection of Clearing FAQs to help you keep calm and get that university place if things don’t go to plan on results day.

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Clearing 2017 - How Does It Work?

Clearing matches university places available from mid-August with students whose A level results didn’t manage to get them a place at their original choice of institution.

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How Many Universities Can I Apply To In Clearing

Clearing is the UCAS process of matching students without university places to universities with course vacancies. If you apply for university after 30th June 2017 then you will be automatically entered for Clearing.

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What is Clearing?

UCAS Clearing is a process designed to help you get into the university of your choice. The aim is to match students without university places to universities with course vacancies.

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What To Do If You Don't Find A Clearing Place

Going through Clearing can be really stressful and although the majority of students find themselves with an unconditional university offer at the end not everyone is as lucky. The process of Clearing tries to secure places for as many undergraduate students as possible, but sometimes there just aren’t enough vacancies to go around.

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Who Can Use Clearing?

Clearing is the UCAS process of matching students without university places to universities with course vacancies. Clearing officially opens on A Level results day, 17th August 2017, and closes on 23rd October 2017.

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Will Universities Accept Lower Grades Through Clearing?

A Level results day, 17th August 2017, can be a stressful time. Finding out you’ve missed your grade requirements and have been entered into Clearing can make the process of going to university even more stressful.

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Where Can I Get Clearing Advice

Just in case you don’t already know, Clearing is the UCAS process of matching universities with course vacancies with students that haven’t got a university place.

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