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How does Clearing and Adjustment work?

This information should help you understand how Clearing and Adjustment works, including how to apply and what happens if you are made an offer so that you feel fully prepared.


Thank you for your interest in the University of Southampton, we have now closed Clearing and Adjustment for 2018.

For more information on how to plan your path here for 2019, please see our undergraduate courses and how to apply.

After receiving an offer

Congratulations if you receive an offer to study with us. Here are the next steps you might want to think about:

Student walking into the 360 virtual reality room at Open Day
Visit us at one of our Campus Tours or Open Days (booking required)

1. Visiting us

Clearing and Adjustment Open Day has now been but there are still other opportunities to visit us. You can still book your place at one of our Campus Tours on Wednesday 22 August or our undergraduate Open Days on Saturday 8 or Sunday 9 September.

All events require booking, please make sure you have booked before arriving.



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. Apply for Accommodation

If you come through Clearing or Adjustment 2018 you are guaranteed* an offer of accommodation and can apply for halls once you have received your 8 digit student ID number. This is usually within 24 hours after you have been made an offer to study. Please do not worry or call the hotline regarding your student ID if it is still within 24 hours since receiving your offer.

There is no difference in the accommodation application process so please follow the instructions for new undergraduate students.

Go to accommodation

3. Contact Student Finance England

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


*Clearing and Adjustment 2018 accommodation is guaranteed for a single occupancy room, and you must apply and accept within the agreed deadlines.

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