Clearing FAQ

Everything you need to know about Clearing

 

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the opportunity to find the best course for you whether your results aren’t what you expected, you’re a last minute applicant after the normal deadlines or you’ve changed your mind about your course or university late in the day. Clearing matches students without a placement to universities with available places. 

 

When does Clearing start?

Clearing opens on 5 July 2019 and ULaw closes for Clearing on 20 September 2019 (some Universities may be open until 23 October).

 

How do I know if I can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if:
•    You’re applying for the first time after 30 June
•    You didn’t receive any offers
•    You didn’t want to accept any of the offers you received
•    You didn’t meet the conditions of your offers

 

How can I prepare for Clearing?

Put together a list of universities you’re interested in attending and their Clearing contact details, this way you’ll be ready when the phone lines open. Head into Clearing with a positive attitude and don’t be nervous speaking to people on the phone, or to sell yourself. This is your opportunity to explain why your chosen university would be better with you in it.

 

How do I know if I’m in Clearing?

Log in to your UCAS account and if your Track status reads 'You are in Clearing' or 'Clearing has started' then you are in Clearing. This is also where you’ll find your Clearing number.

 

How do I search for ULaw courses in Clearing?

You will be able to view a full Clearing vacancy list on the UCAS website. Keep an eye on this list as places will be added as they become available.

 

How do I apply for a ULaw course during Clearing?

You can apply to ULaw by calling our dedicated Clearing hotline on 0800 009 3375 and our specialist advisors will be able to help you with any questions you may have.  

 

What should I have available when I call the ULaw Clearing hotline?

There’s a handful of items that you should have to hand when making calls to your Clearing choices:

•    Your UCAS ID number and Clearing number
•    Your grades
•    The name of the course you’re interested in
•    A pen and notepad so you can take down important information
•    A copy of your personal statement so you can refer to it

 

I’ve received an offer through Clearing, how do I accept it?

After calling our Clearing hotline (0800 009 3375), if we’ve made you a verbal offer, you will need to add the course as your Clearing option in the ‘Your Choices’ section of UCAS Track. You’ll be able to do this using the details we provide you.

 

I’ve added my clearing choice, why hasn’t Track updated?

This will be updated when we make an official decision. If you’ve met all the requirements of your offer then we’ll approve it shortly.

 

What grades do I need to apply for a course during clearing?

Entry requirements are available on our individual course pages. However, if you don’t meet these requirements and you would like to attend a ULaw course, call our Clearing hotline to see how we can assist you. We will do all we can to help you and offer plenty of options to help students continue their education.

 

Can I reject my earlier offers and go through Clearing?

You will need to discuss this with the university involved. They will discuss your individual circumstances with you and, if applicable, will release you into Clearing via UCAS Track. Once your status has changed in Track, you will then be able to search for a new course through Clearing.

 

Can I apply for the same course at ULaw if you declined me in the first place?

Sometimes this is possible, call our Clearing hotline to discuss your situation and we’ll let you know.

 

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