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How Clearing works

You will be eligible to apply through Clearing if:

You missed my grades for my chosen university on UCAS

If you missed your grades you will have been automatically entered into Clearing and your Track status will say ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’, this is also where you will find your Clearing Number.

You have not applied to university yet

If you have yet to apply to university on UCAS or directly through a university you are not too late; in fact you have two options.

  1. Full application
  2. Apply directly
You didn’t receive any offers on UCAS

You will have automatically be entered into Clearing on A-level results day and your Track status will say ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’, this is also where you will find your Clearing Number.

You have a place through UCAS but want to swap to St Mary’s

Ring your chosen first and insurance place universities and ask them to release you, so you can enter Clearing. 

View our Clearing FAQ

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Clearing stories

Some of our most successful students apply through Clearing. Don’t take our word for it – read some of those students’ Clearing stories.

Lauren missed her grades

"I believe I have had more opportunities at St Mary’s than I would have had if I had gone to my first choice university."

Read Lauren's story...

Shannon changed her mind

"Going through Clearing for me was a well thought out decision."


Read Shannon's story...

Laura didn't have a UCAS application

"I was very excited to find out that I could still go to university even though I had made the choice at the last minute."

Read Laura's story...