We're open for Clearing. To support you through the process and help you make the best decisions for your future, we’ve created a useful checklist to help you prepare.
First step: Don’t panic. Clearing isn’t scary but if you follow our helpful hints, it’ll make the process easier than ever.
“I found the Clearing process straight forward, very quick and well organised - everything was sorted in a week of applying…I'd advise any other students going through Clearing to just be organised. Know what you want to do and put a checklist in place.” – James Walters
Preparing for Clearing
If you think you might want to participate in Clearing, then it’s time to think ahead. Use the time before Clearing opens wisely and get to know your options. Research the topics you’re most interested in and the universities that provide them.
If you’re applying for the first time after 30 June, you’ll need to register and make a full application, including your personal statement. When you submit your application, you’ll receive a welcome email to access UCAS’s Track service, where you’ll also receive your Clearing number. That’s when you can access Clearing’s services, including course and place searches and an ‘ask advice’ feature.
At ULaw, we run many online events to provide you with details on our courses and what it’s like to study with us. These are mostly interactive, so you can get the answers to any questions you may have. You can book a place at these events on our events webpage.
Although visiting campuses you’re interested in isn’t possible for the moment, most institutions provide online open days or virtual campus tours to help you get a feel for what life is like there. Remember, if you have any questions get in touch with the university, they’ll be happy to help.
Create a contact list
After you’ve done your research, 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.
You can keep up-to-date with ULaw Clearing through our Twitter page, where we’ll post all the latest information about our courses, funding and bursaries as well as answer your Clearing questions.
Applying through Clearing
Clearing opens on Monday 6 July 2020, but before you call us you will need:
- Your UCAS personal ID
- Your email address
- Your exam results
- Your course of choice
Now it’s time to call our Clearing hotline on 0800 009 3375. We’re open 9.00am – 5.00pm so if you don’t get through to us the first time you call, please keep trying. The phone lines can get busy but we’re here and looking forward to talking to you.
Remember, Clearing isn’t just for people who didn’t achieve the grades they hoped for. Clearing is also perfect:
- For people applying for the first time after 30 June
- If you didn’t receive any offers
- If you didn’t want to accept any of the offers you received
- If you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
Adjustment is for students who have met and exceeded the conditions of their firm offer. Using Adjustment, you can apply for other courses with higher entry requirements without risking your unconditional offer. This process is carried out in the same way as Clearing so call our Adjustment/Clearing hotline on 0800 009 3375 to discuss your options with us.
After calling our Clearing hotline, 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.
After your place is confirmed
If you've already applied to Student Finance, you'll need to let them know that your institution and course has changed. This is very important as it could affect what you're entitled to. Full-time students can make changes to their course or university details online through Student Finance England.
To make a change, log in to your online account and navigate to: My Account > Make changes to my application > Change your course
If you haven’t yet applied for Student Finance, you'll need to apply right away. You can apply online through the Student Finance website.
If you’re not using Student Finance, you can learn more about paying your fees on our course fees and funding webpage.
If you're moving away from home to study with us, you'll need to find somewhere to live. Go to your chosen campus page to find out about how our accommodation team can help you find suitable accommodation nearby.
Alternatively, if you already know what kind of accommodation you’re looking for, you can visit the Student Pad website to start your search.
If you have a disability or learning difficulty and would like to speak to someone about what measures can be put in place to assist you, contact our Disability Support & Inclusion Service team as soon as you can. We can work with you to help meet any tuition, technical, library or exam challenges before you start your course.
Phone: 01483 216657
You can find out more about the support we can offer you and hear first-hand from students who have used our service on our Support Services webpage.