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Can I apply before Clearing opens?

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If you would like to apply to a university for the first time you can apply through UCAS. If you've already applied to uni and want to change, use UCAS Extra.

Can I apply through Clearing if I do better in my exams?

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If you do better in your exams than you expected, you can apply to different universities during Clearing using Adjustment.

Can I apply through Clearing?

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Anyone can apply for uni through Clearing: mature students, students who have just received their results or people who have just decided to apply to uni.

Can I change university in Clearing?

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Done better than you expected? Want to try a different course? Decided to study in a different location? Changing university during Clearing is an easy process.

How can I find Clearing listings?

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All universities will publish the courses they have available in clearing on their websites.

How do I apply through Clearing?

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When you have shortlisted institutions and courses that compliment your interests, make sure you have everything on our clearing checklist to hand...

How do I change university in Clearing?

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Wanting to change uni? Adjustment is available to you for five days (including weekends) after you have met the entry requirements for a university.

How does UCAS Clearing work?

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Each university will have information on their website regarding which courses are available through Clearing.

What grades do I need for Clearing?

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During Clearing universities often change the grades you need to achieve to gain entry to fill empty spaces on their degree programmes.

What is Adjustment?

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The difference between Clearing and Adjustment can be confusing. Adjustment starts on 15th August, which is the same day as A-Level results are released.

What is the difference between UCAS Extra and Clearing?

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UCAS Extra runs until 4th July and allows you to change uni. Clearing opens on 5th July and lets you to apply to other universities after you have your results

When does Adjustment start?

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Adjustment starts on 15th August 2019, which is the same day as A-level results are released in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

When does Clearing open this year?

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Clearing is open from the 5th July 2019 and closes in late September.

When does Clearing start?

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Clearing might start a lot sooner than you expect. Most people think clearing beings on A-level results day, but it actually starts on 5th July 2019.

Which universities are in Clearing?

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It used to be that only a few universities had places available in Clearing but now you can find opportunities at lots of places.

Who can apply through Clearing?

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Clearing is open to mature students, anyone who's just received their results, people haven't yet applied to university now or anyone who's changed their mind.

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