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
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.