What is Clearing?

Clearing gives you another opportunity to find the best course for you - whether you've changed your mind, your results surprised you, or you're just starting to think about going to university this year. 

Clearing at Portsmouth could be the perfect option. 

If you have your results, you can apply directly to us now to start in September 2024.

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ON SCREEN TEXT: What is Clearing?


Cristina [00:00:02] Clearing is a process of applying to university after the deadline for applying for unis. So if you decide to change your course, to change your university, Clearing is how you can get into those universities. 


Jess [00:00:15] I had originally applied to Portsmouth to Sociology with Criminology, and then decided the course probably wasn't for me. So very, very last minute, I decided in the summer that I wanted to switch courses and found International Development, and that it was too late to change through the normal application process so I decided, well, the only option was to go through Clearing. 


Nana [00:00:38] It was very nerve-wracking. I was afraid that I'd end up with nothing. However, that definitely wasn't the case and there was so much support and information online that was given to me. So it was quite straightforward, it wasn't difficult and scary at all. 


Jess [00:00:52] It was surprisingly super, super easy. I was put in touch with my course leader and it was all sorted within the hour, basically after results. 


Senura [00:01:03] The first thing I would say to somebody applying through Clearing is don't panic. 


Fatima [00:01:06] Keep positive and less worried applying through the Clearing process. 


Cristina [00:01:11] It's actually very quick and very easy. Literally the whole process of Clearing took me less than 24 hours. 


Max [00:01:17] Whether it's enrolling you into a course that you wanted or even just providing information for you, the Clearing team will always have your back. 


Nana [00:01:24] I'd definitely recommend anyone that's worried to just go with their instinct and do it. 


Max [00:01:32] I'm really happy with the choice I've made. It kind of happens to the best. 


Fatima [00:01:36] I felt so relieved knowing I've got what I wanted and my dream is about to come true.


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