What is Clearing: A Guide
Is Clearing for me?
You may not have a university place because:
you applied to UCAS after June 30
your chosen uni hasn’t confirmed your choice
you didn’t get the exam results you needed
you got better exam results than expected and are reconsidering your options
you changed your mind about your firm accept, or decided to go to university after all
Clearing is the service that can help you find the right course for you.
Can I do anything to prepare for Clearing?
You can help prepare for a smoother Clearing experience by putting a plan B in place before A-Level results day, Thursday 13 August. Pick a few courses and universities you think would be right for you. Remember to consider points like accommodation, location and finance in your decision.
Clearing opens on July 6, so if you already have qualifications and have made a last-minute decision to go to university this year, or are receiving SQA results on August 4, then you can go through Clearing sooner.
If you got the results you needed and your firm choice is confirmed, that’s great. If not, keep calm and get Clearing!
Clearing step by step
Talk to careers advisers, teachers, tutors, anyone who may have ideas about alternative courses they think would suit you.
Check the vacancy listings on ucas.com. If the courses you scoped out aren’t there, maybe consider a different degree. The course you wanted could even become available later in the day.
Talk to the universities you’d like to study at in person and have all your information to hand. You may receive several informal offers in this way. Don’t panic or rush to accept. Research the courses, universities, accommodation and local areas online before you decide.
When you’ve picked the course for you from those universities who’ve said they’ll accept you, from 3pm you can click ‘add Clearing choice’ in UCAS Track. If the uni confirms, it will show as an acceptance on your ‘Choices’ page in Track – job done, you’re going to uni!
If the uni doesn’t confirm your place, you can add another choice in Track and repeat the process until you find the right place for you.
Find your place with Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Students at Wrexham Glyndŵr University value our family atmosphere - to us you’re always a name and never a number. If you’re still searching, we could be your perfect fit. Get in touch with our supportive and knowledgeable Clearing staff today by calling 01978 293439 or click here for our priority contact service.
What our students have to say about us
Emyr, BSc Computer Science
“Since walking through the front doors of Glyndŵr University for the first time, I’ve always felt welcome. Whether it’s staff or other students, everyone has been very welcoming, and it’s made my experience here very enjoyable. Coming to Glyndŵr was the best decision I made since leaving school, and it will certainly remain as one of the best decisions I’ve made in my entire life.”
Lianne, BEng Automotive Engineering
“My best thing about studying is that we are all a family. We aren’t numbers to our tutors they all know our names. If we have a problem whether it be a university matter or a personal matter there is always someone to talk to."
Vicki, BA Childhood Studies and PGCE
“The tutors have been brilliant and very supportive –both when I was studying online and now I’m coming here to Glyndwr physically.”
Lucy, BA Comics
“It’s a really lovely community here. The staff are super supportive and have a lot of experience in their field – it’s great to have them on hand for advice.”
Huw, BSc & MSc Computer Game Development
“I can’t praise the support of the lecturers enough. It’s such a huge benefit when I walk into my lecture, to their office, or even in the hallway; and being able to stop and talk with them."
Get in touch
Ready to take the leap? Our friendly Clearing staff are on hand to help you - just call 01978 293439 or click here for our priority contact service.