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How Clearing works

Here you'll find information about the university Clearing process, whether you're a UK or overseas applicant.

Clearing for 2022 is now closed. We have no course vacancies for 2022 entry.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is another opportunity to find the course that's right for you.

If we have places available for the course you're interested in and you can meet our requirements, you might be able to make an application with us.

Who can apply

If and when places are available in Clearing we will update the course vacancies page. As soon as you have your results, you can apply for a place with us if:

  • you have not yet applied
  • you've achieved higher grades than expected
  • your exam results are not as good as predicted

Our course vacancies list will not show any courses during the UCAS Results Embargo period.

A course will only stay in Clearing for as long as places are available.

Application timeline

Clearing for 2022 is now closed. We have no course vacancies for 2022 entry.

1 August at 6:00pm to 18 August at 8:00am

UCAS embargo period.

We won’t be able to discuss your application with you during this time.

Thursday 18 August

A-level results day.

If and when places are available in Clearing we will update the course vacancies page. You’ll be able to apply to us for a place in Clearing from:

  • 8:00am using our online application form
  • 8:15am using our Clearing hotline numbers 

We’ll ask you for your UCAS 10 digit identification number, so make sure you’ve got that information ready.

Explore the Clearing timeline on UCAS.

How to search our course vacancy list

To see courses that are available in Clearing search our course vacancy list.

You can search for a course by name, award or UCAS code.

How to apply

If and when places are available in Clearing we will update the course vacancies page. Our course vacancies page will not show any courses during the UCAS Results Embargo period.

You’ll be able to apply to us for a place in Clearing using our course vacancy list:

  • using our online application form
  • using our Clearing hotline numbers

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Clearing, visit our FAQs page. If you want to apply to Southampton through Clearing, you can apply or speak to our admissions team.

UK

International

Find out about International clearing.

If you're waiting for your results, final decisions will be communicated to you via UCAS, and your status will be updated in UCAS Hub from 8.15am on Thursday 18th August. We'll also send you an email to confirm this decision, including what you'll need to do next.

Your next steps

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