Clearing and Adjustment

If results day has arrived and you don’t have an offer, Clearing is the ideal way to find yourself another course. Were your results better than expected? If so, take a look at UCAS’ Adjustment scheme, where you can look to change your course or University.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a chance to apply for a university place if you haven’t done so already, or if you don’t quite get the grades you need to secure your university offers.

Still without an offer on results day? Use Clearing

The UCAS Clearing scheme matches you with courses at universities and colleges that still have places available.

You are eligible for Clearing if:

  • you have not met the conditions of any of your offers (e.g. you do not have the required grades)
  • you have applied but not received any offers
  • you have declined all your offers
  • you haven't yet applied for a course during the 2018-2019 UCAS cycle
  • you have missed the UCAS deadline date.

Clearing for 2018 entry opens on Thursday 5 July 2018 and closes on Thursday 20 September 2018.

Did better than expected? Adjustment might be for you

If results day brings better results than you were expecting, you might want to look at Adjustment. Adjustment is your chance to reconsider where and what to study – you may want to consider a course asking for higher grades, or a different university.

How does Adjustment work?

Adjustment usually runs from A-level results days until the end of August. You’ll need to act fast though as you only have five days from results day (or from when your firm choice offer becomes unconditional) to register for and use Adjustment in UCAS Track.

While you search for a new course in UCAS Track, you still have the place on your original firm choice course. You only give that up once you accept a place on a new course.

Think carefully before you swap your course for another one, and talk it through with family members, former teachers or careers advisers. Just because you can swap, it doesn’t mean you should.

Further information on Clearing and Adjustment

If you need help with your application give our Admissions team a call on +44 (0)115 848 4200 or email with your query.

See UCAS’ advice pages on Clearing and Adjustment for more information.

Visit the NTU forum on The Student Room to meet and talk to fellow applicants. If you have any questions about Clearing and Adjustment, your application, or about NTU, our student rep Chris is on-hand to provide the answers.

See UCAS’ advice pages on Clearing and Adjustment for more information.

NTU’s UCAS institution code name is NOTRE and the UCAS institution code is N91.

Still need help?

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