A-level results day: A guide to Clearing
By RachelEngland | Thursday, August 18, 2011, 12:50
Don't panic if you didn't get the results you expected - despite the rise in university applications this year, Clearing is still an option. Check out this useful guide from Kingston College.
Don't panic if your results aren't what you expected
You can take part in Clearing if:
- You have declines all your offers or have not responded to them
- Your offers have not been confirmed because you haven't met the conditions
- You have declined a change course, a changed date of entry and / or changed point of entry offer
- You applied for one course which has been declined/unsuccessful and you have paid the full application fee (£21 for 20100)
- You applied after 30th June
- Look at vacancies
- Vacancies are constantly updates so check regularly
- The Telegraph and the UCAS website are excellent places to start
- Just because a course is full now does not mean it will be full later - vacancies may still arise
- Make a note of your clearing number, which is displayed on the welcome page of Track
- Contact the universities that you're interested in
- Check their website for a clearing hotline number. They'll be able to advise you on the next course of action at that particular institution
- Accepting an offer
- You may be informally offered several places at different universities. Decide which offer you want to accept. You can only choose one.
- Adding a Clearing choice
- If you are offered a place in Clearing, the university will give you a date by which you must enter their course details on Track. You can only do this once.
- Click 'Add Clearing Choice' in Track and enter the course details - only do this if you have been offered a place and want to accept the offer.
- If you are formally accepted, the acceptance will be displayed in the 'choice' section of Track, and UCAS will send you a letter to let you know your place is confirmed
- If you are not accepted, the 'add clearing choice' link in Track will be reactivated, and you can apply to another choice.