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How Clearing and Adjustment work

What is Clearing? This information should help you understand how Clearing and Adjustment work, including how to apply and what happens if you are made an offer through Clearing and Adjustment to study with us. We hope this information will help you to feel fully prepared for whatever happens on results day.

Clearing is when students apply for courses after their exam results are not as good as expected, or when they already have their exam results and are applying for the first time after 30 June.

Adjustment is when students change the provider (or course) they want to study at because their exam results are better than expected.

Clearing and Adjustment are open to UK and International students.

Key dates:

Clearing and Adjustment operate through UCAS.

Who can apply?

I applied before 30 June, but my results are worse than expected and I haven't got my original choice of course / university.

You can use Clearing to find a place.

I applied before 30 June, but I've changed my mind about the course place I accepted.

You can use Clearing to change the course / university you want to study at.

I haven't made any university applications yet this year and I'm not holding any offers, but I've decided I'd like to go to university this September.

You can use Clearing to find a place.

I applied before 30 June and my results are better than I expected, so I'd like to find a different course / university.

You can use Adjustment to change the course / university you want to study at.

The Clearing and Adjustment process:

  1. Register your interest and you'll be the first to be notified when our Clearing vacancy list with entry grades goes live. You can do this now.
  2. First vacancies go live - in mid July we released our first list of course vacancies. If you have your results you can apply now through UCAS Clearing. We will release a course vacancy list with entry grades just before 15 August.
  3. Results day - on 15 August 2019 you'll be able to call us, or use our online form to contact us, to discuss your options and find out if we can offer you a place through Clearing or Adjustment. Our online form will go live at 6am and our phone line will open at 8am.

Adjustment works on a slightly different timeline.

Adjustment opens on 15 August, or the date your firm choice offer is made unconditional (whichever is the later). Adjustment remains open for five continuous 24 hour periods. You will only be eligible for Adjustment if you have exceeded all of the requirements of your firm choice offer.

For example, if you had to obtain A level grades AAB and you achieved AAA then you will be eligible for Adjustment. However, if you had to obtain AAB to include an A in Mathematics and you achieved A*AB with a B in Mathematics you would not be eligible for Adjustment.

Top tips:

If you still have questions about Clearing and Adjustment you may find the answer in our Clearing FAQs.

View vacancies and apply now

After receiving an offer through Clearing and Adjustment

Congratulations if you receive an offer to study with us. These are the next steps you will need to think about:

1. Visit us

When we offer you a place through Clearing and Adjustment we will invite you to come to a special Open Day, so you will have a chance to come and explore our campuses before you make your decision. This will be held on Saturday 17 August. We'll send you booking information with your offer.

If you would like to visit us now there are plenty of opportunities to do so. You can sign up for a Campus Tour, or for an Undergraduate Open Day.

Use are Virtual Open Day

Virtual Open Day

If you're not able to come and visit us in person, take a look at our Virtual Open Day. You can see our campuses, facilities, and accommodation.

View our Virtual Open Day

2. Book your accommodation

We guarantee a single room in halls to every student who joins us through Clearing and Adjustment 2019. Conditions apply, find out more on our accommodation application page.

Once you have accepted your offer through Clearing and Adjustment you will need to book your accommodation. You can apply for halls once you have your 8 digit student ID number, which we will send you by email.

There is no difference in the accommodation application process; once you have your ID number you will just follow the instructions for new undergraduate students. Take a look at our accommodation.

See more of Tom and Emily's top tips on our Clearing playlist.

3. Contact Student Finance England

If you are a UK / EU student and you gain a place through Clearing and Adjustment and you haven't applied for finance you will need to do this as soon as possible. If you have already applied for finance, but there have been any changes to your course or university, then you will need to update Student Finance England. Watch Student Finance England's short video on what you need to know about finance through Clearing and Adjustment:

 

4. Sort out your visa (international students)

If you are coming to study with us from abroad you may need to apply for a visa. As soon as you have accepted your place through Clearing and Adjustment you should apply for your visa. Learn more about visa applications. 

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