Confused about UCAS clearing for university entrance? Here are five facts you need to know.

If you want to go to university but do not have an offer – or are worried about not being able to meet your offers – UCAS clearing could be for you.  Clearing is where you can see last minute university places available and decide if any are suitable for you.

Here are five key facts:

  1. There is no limit to the number of universities you may contact and you can receive multiple offers before making a decision;

  2. Clearing moves quickly.  Last year it was reported that most top university places were taken by 11 a.m.;

  3. You need to do your own research.  You may find The Telegraph/UCAS Clearing App that is available from The Telegraph useful.  It’s free to download and enables you to search for live course vacancies at hundreds of universities – make sure to do this ahead of clearing;

  4. Most of the work happens over the phone.  Whilst you cannot add a Clearing course on UCAS Track until results day, you can be offered a place with a university over the phone prior to this;

  5. Do not worry if you have not found a place by the end of results day.  Clearing actually continues into September.

See the UCAS website for more information on clearing.



Posted on: August 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Education, Events, News