You can read our frequently asked questions for more information about Clearing.
Confirmation, adjustment and clearing 2013
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 and institutions 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 – £24 for 2013
- 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.
If you come to Exeter via clearing, we will guarantee to make you an offer of accommodation if you make an application once your academic place has been secured and processed.