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    Hey. Sorry if that post has been made before but I just cannot find it (tried the searching facility) .

    So, cutting it to the chase, would someone be that amiable and explain to me briefly how the clearing process works, cos all I get is that if you don't get your grades then on 20/08 at 00:01 AM you'll log on to the net and start applying for courses which have some places left and all this will be completed on a first-come first-serve basis. But however this seems a bit silly, so I certainly must have understood it wrong, so...any comments please?
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    (Original post by Kiril)
    Hey. Sorry if that post has been made before but I just cannot find it (tried the searching facility) .

    So, cutting it to the chase, would someone be that amiable and explain to me briefly how the clearing process works, cos all I get is that if you don't get your grades then on 20/08 at 00:01 AM you'll log on to the net and start applying for courses which have some places left and all this will be completed on a first-come first-serve basis. But however this seems a bit silly, so I certainly must have understood it wrong, so...any comments please?

    In a nutshell, you've hit the nail on the head.

    If you fail to meet your CF and IF offers, UCAS will send you a CEF (Clearing Entry Form), and you'll need to get hold of the Clearing Lists (Independent).

    As far as I know, you can phone up Uni's you like the looks of, get a provisional offer from them, and send the CEF off to one who will then make you a formal offer (if they still like you), or return your CEF to you if you've been unsuccessful, and you carry on looking.

    Basically what you said was spot on, first-come-first-served - it's a mad fortnight for the scramble of remaining places.

    I point your attention to the 2004 Clearing Discussion & Advice in this Sub-Forum.
 
 
 
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