Clearing

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Key dates

Monday 23 May 2022
Advanced registration for Clearing opens.

Tuesday 5 July 2022
Clearing opens for those who have already had exam results or hold no offers, and course vacancies are published.

Monday 15 August 2022
Advanced registration for Clearing closes.

Thursday 18 August 2022
Clearing officially opens on results day.

Saturday 20 August 2022
Clearing information day 10:00–15:00.

Wednesday 28 September 2022
Clearing closes.

Contact our Clearing call centre

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

Our call centre will officially open on Thursday 18 August.

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

  • Thursday 18 August: 08:30–21:00
  • Friday 19 August: 08:00–20:00
  • Saturday 20 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Sunday 21 August: 10:00–14:00
Normal call centre opening hours:

  • Monday: 09:00–17:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00–17:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00–17:00
  • Thursday: 09:00–17:00
  • Friday: 09:00–16.30

On Monday 29 August we will be closed.

On Friday 2 September we will close at 16:00.

The call centre will close at 16:00 on Friday 16 September.

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.


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.

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

<p>Clearing student Christina</p>
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Clearing information day

Saturday 20 August 2022
For students who are applying through Clearing (or current applicants for 2022 entry), providing a final opportunity to learn more about the University and city.