UCAS Clearing 2016



UCAS Clearing is a facility that allows you to apply for other courses if you don’t get a place on your chosen university course.

Other courses may be open to you through Clearing if:

you’re flexible about the course you want to study
you have exam results that will get you into a course
It is possible that you may still get a place on one of your chosen courses if you miss your grades marginally


Who can use UCAS Clearing


The Clearing system is open to you if:

you’ve completed a UCAS application
you didn’t get any offers
your offers aren’t confirmed
you’ve turned down all the offers you received
You’ll automatically be entered into clearing if you apply late for your course (after 30 June).

Find a course through Clearing


Clearing runs from mid-July to September each year. You can find out which courses have vacancies through UCAS from July to late September. Not all universities or courses have vacancies, and some may be filled quickly.

You can contact universities and colleges about getting a place once you’ve got your exam results.


Accepting an offer


You can only accept one offer. When your place is confirmed, you have to accept it and can’t look for another place.

UCAS Help and advice


Contact the UCAS Exam Results Helpline for free advice if you’ve received exams results that weren’t as good as you were expecting.

Course type UK numbers Outside the UK
Undergraduate (UCAS) 0371 468 0 468 +44 330 3330 230
Performing arts (CUKAS) 0371 468 0 470 +44 330 3330 232
Postgraduate (UKPASS) 0371 334 4 447 +44 330 3330 235
Postgraduate teacher training (UTT) 0371 468 0 469 +44 330 3330 231