Confirmation, adjustment and clearing 2015


We currently have some limited vacancies for well-qualified candidates.

The Admissions Office is open from 9:00am - 5:15pm each working day.

Our helpline will also operate extended opening hours following the release of A level results in August:

Thursday 13 August: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 14 August: 8:00am - 8:00pm

Contact us


If you are calling from the UK: 0300 555 60 60*

If you are calling from outside the UK: +44 (0)1392 723044


Exeter-based degrees:

Penryn-based degrees:

*Calling us on an 0300 number will cost you the same as a call to a standard landline number starting with 01 and 02.

If you have an inclusive calls package for calling landline numbers on your mobile or landline telephone, the call would simply be reduced from your available talk minutes. Otherwise you will be charged at the same rate as calling a standard national rate number.

Confirming your place at the University of Exeter

If you are holding an offer for the University of Exeter please check UCAS Track and the email address and mobile phone number you used on your UCAS application before contacting us. We may use any of these methods to contact you.

Confirmation takes place following the release of summer examination results. If you have taken GCE A level/AS examinations you will receive your results on Thursday 13 August 2015. If you have taken other examinations such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma, you may receive your results from July onwards.

You can view your status by accessing UCAS Track. UCAS Track updates will be available by 8:00am on Thursday 13 August.

If you receive a notification that we have confirmed your place on Thursday 13 August you cannot assume that you have achieved the examination results needed to meet the conditional offer. In some instances we may have been able to confirm your place if you have narrowly missed the conditions of your offer.

We ask all applicants to inform the Admissions Team of special circumstances prior to the publication of A level results on 13 August. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any contextual information which you think is relevant that may have effected your performance in respect of grades should be sent to the Admissions Office through completion of our Applicant Extenuating Circumstances Form‌. Whilst we guarantee to consider such information, we are not always in a position to make concessions, but of course we endeavour to be as compassionate as possible.

If you have not received notification from UCAS by Thursday 13 August this does not necessarily mean that you have been unsuccessful.

We strongly advise that you are not away when the publication of results are due. We recommend that you are available to handle discussions about your application rather than relying on parental or school support. Our Frequently Asked Questions may help with specific queries that you have.

In some cases UCAS do not receive the results from the examination boards, and you will need to send them directly to us. In this instance you will need to scan and email or fax your results as soon as you can, making sure you include your full name and UCAS Personal ID number.

Confirmation FAQs


The Adjustment period gives you the opportunity to reconsider your options if you have done better than expected. If you have exceeded your offer with your Firm choice you are eligible for the Adjustment period. UCAS Track will give you the option to register for the Adjustment period and if you choose to do this, you will have five days from the date your Firm offer becomes Unconditional Firm (UF) to look around for vacancies. Whilst you can approach other universities, your place with your current Unconditional Firm (UF) choice will be held for you. UCAS will not advertise Adjustment vacancies; these will only be advertised on universities’ own websites.

Procedures for Adjustment

  • register on UCAS Track to use Adjustment if you are eligible
  • contact institutions to see whether they have Adjustment vacancies
  • institution indicates they will be willing to offer a place (usually by email)
  • you need to accept one offer - if you reply to Exeter’s offer stating you wish to accept, we will take this as your formal acceptance
  • institution will accept you through UCAS - please note that once they do this, you will lose your place at your original Firm choice
  • the change will show on UCAS Track within 24 hours of the decision being processed by the institution

Adjustment FAQs

UCAS Adjustment website


Clearing is a service available between July and September, but for most people it is used after the exam results are published in August. It can help people without a university or college place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses.

Clearing involves you contacting universities directly to see if they are willing to offer you a place. Universities will usually list vacancies on their own websites and, in some cases, vacancies will be listed on the UCAS website and in the national newspapers.

If you are offered a place and want to accept that offer you will then be asked to refer your application to that university via UCAS Track.

You can take part in Clearing if you have already applied through UCAS and you are in one of the following categories:

  • you have not received any offers
  • you have declined all your offers or not responded by the due date
  • your offers have not been confirmed because you have not met the conditions (eg, you have not achieved the required grades)
  • you have declined a changed course, a changed date of entry and/or changed point of entry offer
  • you applied for one course which has been declined/unsuccessful and you have paid the full application fee - £23 for 2015
  • we received your application after 30 June. If UCAS receive your application after this date, they will not send it to any universities and colleges

If you only made a single choice on your original application, you can pay a further £12 and apply to other universities and colleges through Clearing.

Clearing FAQs

UCAS Clearing website

Visiting us

You are welcome to visit our campuses during the Confirmation, Adjustment and Clearing period, here are details of how you can do so:

Tours of the University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

We are running tours of the Penryn Campus on Friday 14, Saturday 15, and Sunday 16 August. To book a time to visit please contact our Student Recruitment Team on 01326 371801. Accommodation is available on campus if you would like to stay overnight, giving you more time to see the local area. If you would like accommodation for your visit please call 01326 371801 and speak to a member of the Student Recruitment Team who will arrange this for you.

Directions and more information on visiting the Penryn Campus, Cornwall, can be found on our Visiting us pages.

You can find more about what makes the Penryn Campus distinctive and hear what our students say about their time here on our Penryn Campus pages.

We look forward to meeting you in Cornwall.

Tours of our Exeter campuses

In addition to the self-guided tours listed below, accompanied tours of our Exeter campuses may be available in some cases; please contact us for further information.

Self-guided tours

You can take independent tours of our campuses using our self-guided walking tour leaflets.

If you are interested in the Streatham Campus you may also like to download our campus tour podcast.

Directions and more information on visiting the Streatham and St Luke's campuses in Exeter can be found on our Visiting us pages.