Can you apply for a different course in clearing?

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This is just something im considering. Do you need a personal statement or anything? Is it just based off of grades? Will they need convincing that you are passionate about the course?
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UCAS Guide to Clearing https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/c...-you-need-know
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Do you need a personal statement or anything? Is it just based off of grades? Will they need convincing that you are passionate about the course?
No. Yes. No.

In the vast majority of cases they will just be looking at your grades. It’s quite normal to apply for a different course as your plans may have changed by that point.
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No. Yes. No.

In the vast majority of cases they will just be looking at your grades. It’s quite normal to apply for a different course as your plans may have changed by that point.
Thank you Yeah i found out about another course and realised i meet the entry requirements and now im questioning everything.
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i found out about another course and realised i meet the entry requirements and now im questioning everything.
Just remember that that course may not be in Clearing.
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This is just something im considering. Do you need a personal statement or anything? Is it just based off of grades? Will they need convincing that you are passionate about the course?
It is quite common in Clearing for people to be offered places on alternative courses if they meet the grade requirements. As an example, my daughter went into Clearing for Psychology but got offered a range of other courses by Clearing staff including Law and Economics.

No one in Clearing cared about her personal statement at all but maybe it is important for some vocational courses like nursing say, to show that you really are committed to that course.
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Hi something_orphic,
You absolutely can at the majority of universities, I went through clearing having changed my mind completely about my course over summer and was offered my current University place on results day based solely on my grades- best decision I ever made. If you do decide to take this route I'd recommend getting in contact with the unis that you're considering earlier and asking what their clearing process as some you can register your interest early, whereas others you just ring on the day.
Best of luck with your decision!
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Hi something_orphic,
You absolutely can at the majority of universities, I went through clearing having changed my mind completely about my course over summer and was offered my current University place on results day based solely on my grades- best decision I ever made. If you do decide to take this route I'd recommend getting in contact with the unis that you're considering earlier and asking what their clearing process as some you can register your interest early, whereas others you just ring on the day.
Best of luck with your decision!
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Thank you thats really helpful
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I can apply for astrophysics at clearing?
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I can apply for astrophysics at clearing?
If you have the right grades in the right subjects then yes
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While you might not need a new PS it's worth drafting one or at least putting together some bullet points. Being able to articulate why you want to study a new subject is a worthwhile exercise (if nothing else it can help you understand why you've changed your mind).

If you've changed your mind there's no need to wait until Clearing. Extra will be opening very soon and a huge number of courses are still open for applications
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I can apply for astrophysics at clearing?
IF there is an Astrophysics course in Clearing, and you meet the grade requirements, yes.
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While you might not need a new PS it's worth drafting one or at least putting together some bullet points. Being able to articulate why you want to study a new subject is a worthwhile exercise (if nothing else it can help you understand why you've changed your mind).

If you've changed your mind there's no need to wait until Clearing. Extra will be opening very soon and a huge number of courses are still open for applications
For ucas extra do we need to send off another personal statement.
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For ucas extra do we need to send off another personal statement.
It is up to the university you apply to (same as with clearing)
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For ucas extra do we need to send off another personal statement.
Unlikely - a course open in Extra is rarely that fussy.
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does ucas extra and Lucas clearing give out unconditional offers?
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This is just something im considering. Do you need a personal statement or anything? Is it just based off of grades? Will they need convincing that you are passionate about the course?
It's worth noting that at some institutions, for some courses, students interested in obtaining a place through clearing may be transferred to discuss their interest with an admissions tutor - this could be a way of gauging and assessing your interest in and suitability for the course.
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does ucas extra and Lucas clearing give out unconditional offers?
Universities can only make unconditional offers in clearing. That’s why you can’t use clearing until after you have all your results.

Extra allows both conditional and unconditional offers - its up to the university to decide
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