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Clearing and Adjustment

Clearing and Adjustment

What's Clearing?

Clearing provides you with an opportunity to find a place on an undergraduate course starting in September 2021 if you:

  • apply after 30 June
  • change your mind about what or where you want to study
  • don’t achieve the grades you need for your university offer.

When is Clearing?

From 5 July you can go through Clearing (known as Early Clearing) if you've already applied to UCAS, have already achieved your qualifications and don’t have a place with another university.

Clearing will begin on 10 August, A-level results day for the majority of students.


Adjustment is available if you have done better in your exams than expected and would like to apply for a place at a different university. This option is available from 10 August. Find out more about adjustment eligibility.

Which courses will be available?

We will publish our course vacancy list nearer the time. You can be among the first to hear about our vacancies by registering your details. If you register you will receive an SMS from us as soon as our vacancies go live. In the meantime, please check our coursefinder to find the course you are interested in. 

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