Clearing

Clearing is the last chance for you to secure your place at the University of Plymouth for September 2020

At Plymouth, you are much more than just your exam results, which is why we treat every application individually.

Contact us today

Call our Clearing hotline if you are interested in finding out more about the status of your application, or the Clearing process itself.

+44(0)333 241 6929 

admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

On the following dates, the call centre will operate an increased service:

  • Thursday 20 August: 9:00–20:00
  • Friday 21 August: 9:00–16:00
  • Saturday 22 August: 10:00 - 14:00
  • Saturday 23 August: 10:00 - 14:00


Call centre opening times from 24 August

  • Monday: 9:00–17:00
  • Tuesday: 9:00 –17:00
  • Wednesday: 9:00 –17:00
  • Thursday: 9:00 –17:00
  • Friday: 9:00 –16:30
Please note that the call centre will close at 16:00 on Friday 18 September.

When is Clearing?

Monday 6 July 2020
Clearing opens for those who have already had exam results or hold no offers.

Thursday 13 August 2020
Clearing officially opens on results day.

Monday 21 September 2020
Clearing closes.

Who can apply through Clearing?

You will be able to apply through Clearing if you:

  • haven’t met the conditions of your offers
  • haven’t made a UCAS application this year
  • haven’t received any offers (or none that you wanted to accept).

UCAS Clearing advice

Change of heart? Consider your options

Take another look at courses

Even though you might be set on applying for a particular course, Clearing provides a great opportunity for those who might want to explore other course options and new subject areas. Whether you have already made an application or not, it’s worth using the extra time to consider the possibilities.


Plymouth On Demand: virtual experiences

  • Register for online Q&As with your subject lecturers
  • Watch recorded subject presentations and talks
  • Take a virtual tour of the city, campus, facilities and accommodation

Plymouth On Demand


Thought about a foundation year?

If you’re unsure whether a new academic direction is for you, or you don’t quite achieve the grades you expect, we provide a wide range of low-entry-tariff degrees with a foundation year that offer a strong basis to help students to perform to their full potential a during a four-year degree.

Adjustment also offers you the chance to find an alternative course or place to study if you do better than you expected in your exams. You will be eligible for Adjustment if you meet and exceed the conditions of your conditional firm choice offer.

Am I guaranteed student accommodation?

A room in University-managed halls, or from accredited private providers, is guaranteed to all students offered a place at Plymouth through Clearing.

Student accommodation

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The reality of Clearing as told by you

As September draws near, the prospect of applying to university through Clearing might seem daunting and even stressful to face. Overcoming uncertainty and changing aspirations are just some of the things that students have to tackle during this period.

We’ve interviewed some of our students who secured their place through Clearing – they share how they dealt with the challenges and shed light on the reality of Clearing.


Read our students’ stories