Clearing is an application service available between July and September used by applicants who have received their exam results. Every year around 10% of students get into university through clearing and it can help applicants without a place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses.

Further information can be found at the UCAS Clearing website.


There is also the Adjustment process. This gives students who have done better than expected a short period of time to reconsider their options, whilst having the security of holding on to their Unconditional Firm (UF) choice offer.

In order to be eligible you must have met and exceeded the conditions of your Firm offer. If that is the case, you will be able to register for Adjustment, however this is only available for a five-day period, which begins on the date your offer becomes Unconditional Firm (UF). Some courses may already be full so we recommend speaking to universitie about possible vacancies first.

For further information please see the UCAS Adjustment website.