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clearing UCAS 2024

Hi,
this may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering how long clearing usually lasts or takes? Is it ok to have plans for the next day or do you need to be available for the next few days after results day in case unis try to call you? Thanks!
Depends on how completive both the Uni and the subject is.

Most 'top' Uni will have sold out within an hour or so on Results Day morning.
Other Unis may still be open to Clearing for weeks afterwards.
Original post by Hahaha2006
Hi,
this may seem like a silly question, but I was wondering how long clearing usually lasts or takes? Is it ok to have plans for the next day or do you need to be available for the next few days after results day in case unis try to call you? Thanks!

you need to be available on results day and the next few days so you're ready if any universities contact you - course places/accommodation may run out quickly if you're not on it. Preferably, being in school on results day is best so your school's application/university department can give you support
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Original post by lanadeltay
you need to be available on results day and the next few days so you're ready if any universities contact you - course places/accommodation may run out quickly if you're not on it. Preferably, being in school on results day is best so your school's application/university department can give you support

do you think I should still go to plans that I have the evening the day after results day (16th august)? or should I cancel it just in case any unis decide to contact me or anything?
Original post by Hahaha2006
do you think I should still go to plans that I have the evening the day after results day (16th august)? or should I cancel it just in case any unis decide to contact me or anything?

depends how important it is I guess, if you can reschedule, I definitely would
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Original post by lanadeltay
depends how important it is I guess, if you can reschedule, I definitely would

surely unis wouldn't be calling after 5pm though right?
Original post by Hahaha2006
surely unis wouldn't be calling after 5pm though right?

honestly I have no clue... I've had offers sent to me at 8pm at night haha
Original post by Hahaha2006
surely unis wouldn't be calling after 5pm though right?

No Uni is going to call you - on the night before Results Day or at any other time.

If you need to be finding a place in Clearing - you call them from 8am on Results Day morning.

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Original post by lanadeltay
honestly I have no clue... I've had offers sent to me at 8pm at night haha

is this through clearing?
Original post by Hahaha2006
is this through clearing?

No - they mean normal offers.
As McGinger says you call the university not them call you but you probably would have a mobile phone to be contacted on anyway.

What you might need to do is to visit or book accommodation. You might need to be available for that but it is more likely to be during the day than the evening.

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