Clearing

Open now – advance registration for Clearing 2017

You don't have to wait until A level results day to register for Clearing, you can pre-register now!

Complete our registration form

Confirmation

UCAS Track is the best way to confirm your university place with us – it is worth checking even if you didn't meet the required grades.

We'll also send you an email on the morning of results day to confirm your place.

Online enrolment

Once you have confirmed your place you will be able to enrol online by logging onto the applicant portal

More information on when you can do this will be available in July. Once you have completed your online enrolment and uploaded a photo of yourself, you will be able to pick up your University card from your faculty during induction week.


What is Clearing?

Clearing is another opportunity for you to secure your place at university this September. 

You will be able to apply through Clearing if you:

  • haven't done quite as well as you expected and you haven't met the conditions of your offers
  • haven't made a UCAS application this year
  • or if you haven't received any offers (or none that you wanted to accept).

When is Clearing?

  • Clearing opens Wednesday 5 July for those who already have exam results or hold no offers. 
  • Clearing officially opens on results day, Thursday 17 August.
  • Clearing closes on Wednesday 20 September

When Clearing opens you will be able to call our Clearing hotline to speak with our Admissions team about the process and your application to study with us this September. Our Admissions department is open Monday to Thursday 09:00–17:00 and Fridays 09:00–16:30.

For more information and advice on Clearing please visit the UCAS website.  

What is Adjustment?

Adjustment is the perfect chance for you 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. 

If you try Adjustment but you don't find anything, you'll still keep the course place you gained on results day.

When is Adjustment?

Adjustment is available from Thursday 17 August until Thursday 31 August and is entirely optional. 

You have five 24 hour periods (including weekends) within this time to use it, starting from when your conditional firm offer changes to unconditional firm, or on A level results day - whichever is later. If your offer goes to unconditional firm less than five days before Wednesday 31 August, you'll only have whatever time is left between then and Wednesday 31 August. 

For more information and advice on Adjustment please visit the UCAS website

How to apply through Clearing

If you don't have a university place then an 'add clearing choice' button will appear on your UCAS Track screen.

You'll need to use this button once a university has made you an offer over the phone.

You can find further information about your next steps during Clearing on the UCAS website

Order a Clearing mini guide

We've compiled a helpful Clearing mini guide publication which contains student finance and university accommodation information as well as useful hints and tips for Clearing. 

Order your Clearing mini guide today

Clearing information day

If you are applying through Clearing, please come and have a look around at the Plymouth University Clearing information day on Sunday 20 August 2017. Explore our city-centre campus, chat to current students and see what we have to offer you.

Book your place at Clearing information day

My Clearing experience

I found it really helpful to talk with someone else while carrying out the Clearing process. It is important to discuss your options with someone you know well who can help you make your decision – for me it was my Dad.
Visit Ben's blog


How to survive Clearing

I ended up doing a course that was completely different to what I expected, but it turned out even better than I had originally hoped.

Watch our Clearing video where current student Jenita and graduate Lindsey share their top tips on how to survive Clearing.

Your guide to help you through the Clearing process