Confirmation and Clearing

Advance registration for Clearing

We are now taking advance registration for clearing and adjustment students looking to study with Plymouth University this September. 

Beat the results day rush by simply completing our registration form and telling us what course you’d like to apply for once you get your exam results. We will then check our course vacancies and contact you on Thursday 13 August to confirm your grades and hopefully make you an offer. 

This option is open to any applicant already holding an offer through UCAS but who might want to adjust in to Plymouth University or who might want to change institutions once their results have been released. Anyone not holding a place can already refer themselves to Plymouth University via UCAS Track

If you have any questions about your advance registration for clearing, please contact our admissions team on +44 1752 585858.


Clearing hotline


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Call our friendly Clearing hotline on +44 1752 585858

We will help you find available course places and let you know if you are eligible to apply.

Opening times

Date Times
Thursday 13 August 07.00 - 22.00
Friday 14 August 07.00 - 19.00
Saturday 15 August 09.00 - 16.30
Sunday 16 August 09.00 - 16.30
Monday 17 August 08.30 - 17.00
Tuesday 18 August 09.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 19 August 09.00 - 17.00
Thursday 20 August 09.00 - 17.00
Friday 21 August 09.00 - 16.00


If your results are not what you expected, and you no longer hold an offer with a university, but still wish to study with Plymouth University this September, you may be eligible for Clearing. Your UCAS Track status will notify you if applicable, so check the UCAS website.

Step 1: Check that there are vacancies on the course of your choice. Our vacancies list will be available here from 7.30am on Thursday 13 August.

Step 2: Check the entry requirements for the course. Our entry requirements can differ during Clearing, therefore it’s worth contacting us to discuss an application, even if you do not meet the minimum requirements listed on the course page. We have a number of one-year foundation courses that you might be interested in where successful completion can allow you to progress to a full undergraduate degree.

Step 3: If you meet the minimum entry requirements, call our Confirmation & Clearing Hotline on +44 1752 585858 to register your course application interest. Please have the following to hand:

  • Your UCAS number and/or Clearing number
  • Your level 3 qualification results, i.e. A Levels, BTEC, IB
  • Your GCSE Maths, English and Science grades 

Step 4: If you are eligible and a space is available, you will be advised accordingly by the Hotline staff and a verbal offer made to you. You will then need to submit an application via UCAS Track within 24 hours of the verbal offer being made using the institution code (P60), the course code and by selecting the ‘Add Clearing Choice’ button. 

Once we have received your application, it will be processed and the outcome communicated by the next working day. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and we do reserve the right to decline your application if the course is full or an application is received after 24 hours. We therefore encourage you to make your application as soon as possible after receiving your verbal offer. 

You must telephone the University to find out whether we can make you an offer before referring yourself through UCAS Track.

If you don’t have access to your UCAS Account, you can phone the UCAS Customer Services on 0871 468 0468.

You can only enter details for one course choice. Only enter a Clearing choice if you want to accept the course that we offer you. Only once you have made your application, can we confirm your place.

Step 5: Once we have accepted you, we will send you enrolment information by email or post. 


Please check your course place on our portal to see if your place has been confirmed (live from 8.00am on Thursday 13 August). If your place has been confirmed, there is no need to contact the University as well. Information welcoming you to the University will then be sent to you.

If your place has not been confirmed, then call our Confirmation & Clearing Hotline on +44 1752 585858 to find out about the current status of your application. If you are awaiting GCSE results, DBS or Occupational Health assessments, this will affect your status and your place will not be confirmed until you meet all the conditions of your offer.

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Clearing Information Days: 15 and 16 August

If you are still deciding where to study, or just want to look around the University before you start this September, your Information Day will give you a great insight into what life with Plymouth University is like.
Clearing Information Days

Top tips for Clearing and Adjustment success

When I went through Clearing I thought it was the end of the world - I assure you, it most definitely is not. I think it's important to just stay calm, be organised and on top of things and everything will be fine in the end!
Top tips, FAQs and handy hints for Clearing and Adjustment

Clearing Live 2015

From 13 August we'll be streaming live on Periscope from our Confirmation and Clearing call centre, bringing you up to the minute advice on the clearing process as well as giving campus tours. We'll be talking to our Head of Admissions, Residence Life team, course lecturers and our current students. 

Follow @PlymUniApply on Twitter to find out more about #ClearingLive2015

Download the Periscope app to watch Clearing Live from 13 August 2015. 

Induction and enrolment

Once your place has been confirmed, visit our induction pages to download your induction schedule and documentation.

Induction and online enrolment