Clearing student Christina

Step 1: Do your research

Start your research before A level results day (15 August 2024) and have a backup plan if you don’t do quite as well as you expect.
Clearing is the last chance for you to secure your place at the University of Plymouth for September, but there is still time to consider your options and make a decision that is right for you.

Step 2: Register your interest

Whether you've already applied or yet to make an application, use our helpful online application support tool at any time to find out what you need to do to secure your place at the University of Plymouth.

Step 3: Get your results

You will be able to see your results at 8am on A level results day (15 August 2024) and see whether you have a confirmed place at university.

Step 4: Secure your place through Clearing

You can 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).
You will need to contact us directly to see whether you can secure a place through Clearing.
Our Clearing call centre will open nearer to A level results day. 
Please check back for opening times. 

If you’ve already registered in advance...

You’ll get a priority service when you call our hotline on results day.

When you speak to us, we’ll…

  • talk to you about your results
  • take some of your personal details
  • check our course vacancies
  • provide you with a verbal offer if you meet our entry requirements
  • once you have a verbal offer, you’ll be asked if you’d like to speak to our accommodation team.
Remember: have your results and a copy of your personal statement to hand when speaking to our Admissions team about your application.

Make your final decision

Once you have received a verbal offer you are happy with, you can update the ‘Your choices’ section of your UCAS application and ‘Add Clearing choice’.
You can only make one Clearing application through UCAS Hub and you must have a verbal offer to do so.
Keep checking UCAS Hub until your place is confirmed. If it is not confirmed within 24 hours of updating your application, you will be able to make another choice.

Step 4: Secure your place through Clearing

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

Step 5: Prepare for university

Applying for student finance

Course tuition fees are shown in the fees, costs and funding section on our course pages.

Secure your accommodation

If you're a new first-year undergraduate applying through clearing, we guarantee to offer you a place in halls (either University-managed or with an accredited private halls provider) or in other suitable student accommodation, provided you meet our terms and conditions
Once you have received a verbal offer, our accommodation team will go through the options available. You will need to provide:
  • Your contact details
  • Your budget per week for accommodation
  • Which hall or room type you would prefer and if you would like alcohol free or single sex accommodation. We are unable to guarantee the room offered will match all of your preferences due to availability. 
You will be matched to suitable and available accommodation as soon as possible. Your updates and offer will be sent by e-mail from so please add us to your safe senders list, and ensure you can access the e-mail address you have provided, for example some school addresses will expire.
You can also call the accommodation team direct using the clearing phone line.
Surfing for clearing information day

Clearing information day

Saturday 17 August 2024

For students who are applying through Clearing (or current applicants for 2024 entry), providing a final opportunity to learn more about the University and our city before starting in September.
Book your place