Monday, 20 July 2015

The Calm before the Storm

Clearing has become more and more popular, yet there are still many enquirers who question what Clearing actually means. Clearing is how universities and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses. It's an ideal way for you to find another course.

Things you need to know about clearing 2015/2016:
  1. Clearing runs from 3 July to 21 October and is an opportunity for anyone who hasn’t been accepted by a university or college to find a place on another course.
  2. When you log in to Track, you’ll see if you’re in Clearing. In the ‘Next Steps’ section, there’ll be an option to ‘Add a Clearing choice.’

If you applied after 30 June, you’ll automatically be entered into Clearing.
  1. The first place to start is the UCAS search tool. When you select where you normally live along with ‘Clearing 2015’, you’ll be shown all the available courses. The Telegraph will also publish all Clearing vacancies on Thursday 13 August and Saturday 15 August.
  2. When you’ve found the course want to apply to, give the university a call to ask if they can consider you for a place. If they confirm that they’ll accept you, add the choice in Track in the ‘Your Choices’ section.
  3. If the Uni has offered you a place, they will update your status in Track to show you’ve been accepted. Once this has happened, your Confirmation letter will appear in Track within a week.

Last year, over 150,000 students were reported by UCAS to have entered Clearing after results day. You aren't alone in this process. We are currently in Early Clearing so our lines and chat service are quieter than they will be after results day - “The Calm before the Storm”.

Remember you don’t have anything to lose!

Call our Clearing Hotline on 020 8331 9000, or visit us online to chat to an advisor, where someone will be available to assist.

Good luck everyone!!!


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