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 starting university this year.
When does Clearing 2022 open?
Clearing 2022 opens on 5 July and closes on 18 October.
You'll need to have your exam results to go through Clearing. If you're taking your A level exams in 2022, you'll get your results on Thursday 18 August.
In the meantime, you can find out how to apply on our course pages.
Anyone can apply directly to us through Clearing, even if you hold an offer from another university or you haven't applied through UCAS yet.
If you're from outside the UK, you can't apply for Clearing through UCAS but you will be able to apply to us directly. Call us on +44 (0)23 9284 8785 and we'll run through everything you need to do.
Jason: Clearing is an experience that loads of students go through. Talhaa: This is especially for when you don't get the results that you expected. Jordan: It's a backup plan or a support system. Lucy: But it is actually quite a good opportunity to turn that into a positive and actually look at what is happening and where you can go.
Jordan: Anyone can go through Clearing. So people who don't achieve the grades that they wanted to achieve when applying to university. Jason: People who apply for university after the UCAS deadline. Rebecca: Or simply just change their mind and want to apply for university later on in the stage.
Jason: So, first of all, you need to go on the UCAS track on results day to see if you're in Clearing. Rebecca: Have a look at the universities that you think you might like to go to and the courses that you might like to study.
Jordan: Once you're happy with your course and university you can reserve your place. Talhaa: You can find their phone number either on their university website or on the UCAS website. Jason: Take time and do research before making a decision. You could get advice from friends family and teachers.
What our Clearing students say
The Clearing phone line helped a lot. I could call and get an instant reply. Although it was an impulsive choice to apply to Portsmouth through Clearing, it was one of the best choices of my life.
> Read more stories from students like you who joined us in Clearing and Adjustment.
9 out of 10 graduates in work and/or further study (HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19)