Clearing starts in July and continues until September. You can only apply to university through Clearing once you’ve received your exam results. For the majority of students this will be on Results Day on Thursday 18 August 2022 although for some qualifications this may be sooner.
Clearing is also a great opportunity to apply for university to start this September, if you have started to consider your options a little later. Below are common scenarios that you might find yourself in:
If you have been accepted by your firm choice University (unconditional firm), it’s not too late to change your mind. You can release yourself from your unconditional firm place on UCAS Hub and select ‘Decline my place’ or contact your firm university who can do this on your behalf. However, it is important that there is a place for you on your preferred course elsewhere, so do chat with the university you're interested in first.
If you have been rejected from your firm choice, but have been accepted by your insurance choice, you can still change your mind. You can release yourself from your insurance place on UCAS Hub and select ‘Decline my place’ or contact your insurance university who can do this on your behalf, at which point, you will then be entered into Clearing by UCAS and will be free to accept a place at another university. However, it is important that you ensure that there is a place for you on your preferred course elsewhere, so shop around first.
You may still be accepted by your firm and/or insurance university, even if you haven’t met all the conditions of your offers. Before doing anything else, check on UCAS Hub to see if you still have your place. Emails will be sent out from UCAS and text messages will be sent out from the University of Huddersfield on Results Day morning to let you know if your place has been confirmed.
You will automatically be entered into Clearing by UCAS if you have been rejected by your firm and insurance universities. You will then receive a Clearing Number through the UCAS Hub Service, which you will need to provide when talking to universities about course places. To find out more visit the UCAS website.
If you haven’t applied to any Universities yet, you can apply straight through Clearing. You need to register with UCAS and make an application, but you’ll only be able to add a choice after you’ve submitted it. UCAS will send you a welcome email, with details of how to access UCAS Hub, and your Clearing number. They will also explain the steps you need to follow. Once you have permission from a uni you want to go to, you can add the course in UCAS Hub.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.