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How Clearing and Adjustment work

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

Including:

  • who can apply 
  • application timeline  
  • how to search our course vacancy list 
  • how to apply 
  • how to contact us 
  • how to register for Clearing updates 
  • what to do if we offer you a place

Who can apply

Clearing is now open to all UK and international students.

As soon as you have your results, you can apply for a place with us through Clearing if: 

  • you haven’t made any applications this year and aren’t holding any offers but still want to start university in September 
  • you applied before 30 June but you’ve changed your mind about the course you accepted 
  • you applied before 30 June but your results aren't as good as expected so you've lost your original choice of course or university 

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

You can apply for a place with us through Adjustment from 10 August to 18 August if: 

  • you applied before 30 June but your results are better than expected 

Application timeline

Clearing and Adjustment have slightly different timelines. Find out the important dates and application process for each.

Clearing

Monday 5 July

Clearing is open. If you already have your results, apply now.

Our Clearing and Adjustment course vacancy list is live.

Midday (12pm) Wednesday 4 August to 8:30am Tuesday 10 August

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

Monday 9 August

Entry requirements released for courses in Clearing and Adjustment.

8:30am Tuesday 10 August

Main results day.

Apply to us for a place in Clearing using our application form, or contact us to discuss your application:

  • call our Clearing hotline
  • make an email enquiry

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

Adjustment

8:30am Tuesday 10 August

We're open for Adjustment applications from 10 August to 18 August 2021.

Apply to us for a place in Adjustment or contact us to discuss your application:

  • call our Clearing hotline
  • make an email enquiry

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

To learn more about the Adjustment process, explore the UCAS Adjustment guide.

How to search our course vacancy list

To see courses that are available in both Clearing and Adjustment search our vacancy list

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

How to apply

When you’re ready to apply, complete our application form. A member of the team will be in touch.

Prefer to speak to a member of the team? Call us or get in touch by email using the contact information below.

How to contact us

Call us to discuss a place, or submit an application form and we'll contact you.

UK applicants:

Phone lines are open from 9am to 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday.

Have a question about Clearing and Adjustment? Chat with us on:

You can also get in touch on email: enquiries@southampton.ac.uk

International applicants:

International phone lines are currently open from 8am to 6pm UK time, Monday to Friday with extra availability at peak times.

Our extended opening hours are shown in UK time:

  • Tuesday 10 August: 8:30am to 10pm
  • Wednesday 11 August to Friday 13 August: 6am to 10pm

Have a general Clearing and Adjustment question? Chat with us using our social media channels:

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You can also get in touch by email: international@southampton.ac.uk

How to register for Clearing updates

To get an email notification as soon as entry requirements go live on our course vacancies list, sign up for Clearing updates.

What to do if we offer you a place

If we offer you a place, you can then add us as a Clearing choice on UCAS Track.

For full details on how to do this, read the UCAS Clearing guide.

Your next steps

Use the links below to explore:

  • our course vacancies
  • frequently asked questions
  • registering for Clearing updates
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