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can someone explain to me what clearing is?

I have an idea of what it is but don't.
Original post by ScoobyZazzy
I have an idea of what it is but don't.

The UCAS application process
Submit your personal statement by deadline (January, October for oxbridge, medicine, vet vet med…)
UCAS extra https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/after-you-apply/types-offer/extra-choices
‘Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at university or college, between 23 February and 4 July. If you used all five of your choices on your original application and you’re not holding an offer, you’ll be able to add another choice using Extra.’
You apply to one course at one uni. They either accept/reject you. If they reject you, you apply to another…

Clearing
From 5 July 17 October 2023, you can apply for a course using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has places.
You can use Clearing if:
you’re applying after 30 June /you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)/ you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers/you've paid the multiple choice application fee of £27/ you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in your application

Clearing is mostly used on and after A Level Results day, as most applicants are applying with predicted A Level Grades

See: https://ultimateguides.ucas.com/makethemostofclearing/
Original post by ScoobyZazzy
I have an idea of what it is but don't.


There is a clearing FAQ thread here that explains all. Do you want to apply through clearing now or are you fact finding for future reference?
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Original post by normaw
There is a clearing FAQ thread here that explains all. Do you want to apply through clearing now or are you fact finding for future reference?


No, I just wanted to know what it was. I kept hearing about it, and I'm glad I asked, just in case something goes wrong. You never know.
Hi @ScoobyZazzy

Shortly, Clearing is when UCAS provides students with the opportunity to apply for university places which haven't been filled yet.

It's a good option for when you've changed your mind about the course you want to study or the univeristy you want to attend; when you haven't met the entry requirements for the offer your've accepted or when you missed the application deadline of 30 June.

Use the link below if you have any questions about clearing and would like to speak to one of our reps.

https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/clearing?gclid=CjwKCAjwo9unBhBTEiwAipC11_1UTYCSLtDSrUOkHwcrZSK6_Yq2i4wlZThcZbFB4SWRbnqkiSQ8YBoC_zQQAvD_BwE

I hope I managed to help!

Best wishes,
Melanie
LSBU Rep
Original post by ScoobyZazzy
No, I just wanted to know what it was. I kept hearing about it, and I'm glad I asked, just in case something goes wrong. You never know.

It is the ucas procedure for matching students without offers to universities that still have spare places.

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