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.

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We want to reassure you that we have not made any changes to our application process, entry requirements or start dates, as a result of COVID-19. We continue to welcome applications.

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 2020, complete our Clearing pre-registration form 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


Call centre opening times

  • Monday: 8:30–17:00
  • Tuesday: 8:30–17:00
  • Wednesday: 8:30–17:00
  • Thursday: 8:30–17:00
  • Friday: 8:30–16:30

  • Thursday 13 August: 7:00–21:00
  • Friday 14 August: 7:00–20:00
  • Saturday 15 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Sunday 16 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Monday 17 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 18 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 19 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Thursday 20 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Friday 21 August: 9:00–16:00


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

When is Clearing?

Monday 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

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.


Plymouth On Demand: virtual experiences

  • Register for online Q&As with your subject lecturers
  • Watch recorded subject presentations and talks
  • Take a virtual tour of the city, campus, facilities and accommodation

Plymouth On Demand


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?

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