Clearing

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


If you haven’t applied to the University of Plymouth for September 2020 entry prior to the UCAS deadline, we may still have vacancies on your chosen course. Applications for 2020 received after 30 June 2020 are automatically entered into Clearing.

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When is Clearing?

Saturday 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

Feel prepared for results day

If you are yet to make an enquiry to study with the University of Plymouth and are interested in securing a place through Clearing for September 2020, you'll be able to complete pre-registration form to receive priority treatment on results day.

Registration will open 1 June 2020

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.

We will publish our list of course vacancies in June.


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.

Is accommodation guaranteed?

We guarantee to offer you a University-managed hall room when you find your place through Clearing at the University of Plymouth.

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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