Clearing

If you’re worried about your place at university this September, you don’t have to wait until A level results day to apply for Clearing.

If you haven’t applied to the University of Plymouth, you can pre-register your interest to receive priority treatment from our dedicated team of advisers on A level results day (Thursday 15 August 2019).

Alternatively, if you have already made an application with us, simply follow the steps below to find out more about what you need to do next.


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Haven’t applied? Pre-register now

If you are yet to make an enquiry to study with the University of Plymouth and are interested in securing a place for September 2019, complete our pre-registration form for Clearing to receive priority treatment on results day.

If you have previously made an application with the University of Plymouth you do not have to pre-register for Clearing.

Already made an application to Plymouth?

If you are already an applicant for a course at the University of Plymouth and you are interested in finding out more about the status of your application, or the Clearing process itself, contact us today:

+44(0)333 241 6929 

admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

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If you have previously made an application with the University of Plymouth you do not have to pre-register for Clearing.

When is Clearing?

Friday 5 July 2019
Clearing opens for those who have already had exam results or hold no offers.

Thursday 15 August 2019
Clearing officially opens on results day.

Friday 20 September 2019
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

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.

Full list of course vacancies


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.

Am I guaranteed student accommodation?

Halls of residence, either University-managed or from accredited private providers, are guaranteed when you find your place through Clearing at the University of Plymouth.

Student accommodation

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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

Want all the answers to your Clearing questions in one place?

We’ve compiled a helpful downloadable guide to the essential information you’ll need if you’re thinking of applying through Clearing.

Download Clearing mini guide (PDF)