This is the biggest What do I do when I’ve got my results? question:
I didn’t get the results I need: what happens now?
A lot of people will tell you that. And they are correct.
First of all, you may still have been accepted onto your chosen course or been offered an alternative. So check UCAS Track. This will show you if you’ve been offered a place.
If not, you can find another course through Clearing.
Remember, Clearing is a way for you to reset and take a positive step forward.
And be prepared. When you contact universities, make sure you know the name of the course you want to apply for. Also, have your UCAS number to hand and the details of any results, including GCSEs or equivalent.
At Derby, we will display our Clearing phone number prominently on the website, along with other ways to contact us. This will be the case with other universities that offer courses through Clearing.
If a university makes you a verbal offer during your call, you will then need to refer yourself to the university on UCAS Track. The dropdown menu that allows you to do this will be available at 3pm on results day. It can then take some time for the status to change to “confirmed” as universities work through their offers.
If you have already applied for Student Finance, you will need to contact them to tell them you are changing university.
And contact the university’s accommodation office to see what accommodation they have available.
On a personal note, so many people I know have found a course and a university through Clearing that turned out to be perfect for them.
All the best.