What is University Clearing?

Clearing is the time of year when applicants who have not secured a place at university can be matched to institutions with places still available. It is also for students who have not met or exceeded their predicted grades. 

If you would like to apply through Clearing call us on 0808 301 9846 .

When does Clearing open?

Clearing opens on 5 July 2021. Our Clearing hotline (0808 301 9846) is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

When does clearing end?

We are accepting applications through Clearing up until Monday 20 September. Our Clearing hotline (0808 301 9846) is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

How do I go through Clearing?

Simply call us on 0808 301 9846 or check out our Clearing guide for a timeline of the ULaw Clearing process from start to finish. You can only enter one Clearing choice at a time, but if a university doesn’t confirm your place, you can add another.

What details do I need when I call The University of Law's Clearing hotline?

All you will need is your UCAS ID and details of your qualifications.

I can't get through on the hotline. What should I do?

Our phone lines can get busy but please keep trying - we've got lots of staff ready to take your call when you get through.

Can a friend, relative or teacher call the University for me? 

Due to the Data Protection Act, if a friend, relative or teacher calls us, we can only give them general information about Clearing. We cannot discuss your application with them. However, don’t be nervous about calling us, that’s what we’re here for, and we’re looking forward to helping you.

What is Adjustment?

Adjustment is the UCAS process for students who have exceeded the terms of their firm offer. It allows you to discuss opportunities with other universities without losing your firm choice.

How do I register for Adjustment?

Log on to UCAS Track where you’ll see the option to register for Adjustment. Then follow our Clearing Checklist for a step-by-step guide of what you'll need to do once your place has been confirmed.

Your first choice will be safe while you look at your options. It will continue to be safe until you confirm your place and the new university/college has added itself to your application.

You can find out how to register for Adjustment on the UCAS website.


What is the phone number for Adjustment?

The telephone number for Adjustment is the same as our Clearing number - 0808 301 9846 .

I planned to take a gap year, so I haven’t applied through UCAS. Can I apply now?

Absolutely. You can apply to The University of Law through Clearing. You can start this process by calling us. You will then need to fill out a UCAS late application form which can be found on the UCAS Clearing website.

I really want to study at The University of Law but already have a place at another university. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can change your first choice. Apply to study with ULaw via Clearing by calling us on 0808 301 9846.

Please note you will have to contact the university currently offering you a place before accepting any offer that we may make you.

How can I apply to The University of Law through Clearing/Adjustment?

Whether you’re applying through Clearing or Adjustment, the process is the same.

Simply call us on 0808 301 9846.

If you have achieved better results than those required to meet your current university offer and these grades satisfy our entry requirements, you can apply to us through Adjustment.

How long until I find out if I’ve been accepted through Clearing/Adjustment?

You will usually be told during the phone call that we have with you. You’ll then need to complete the rest of the process with UCAS Track.

Can you go through Clearing if you haven't applied through UCAS?

Yes, although if you already have your grades, you don't need to wait. Call us on 0808 301 9846 to discuss your options for applying to us directly.

What will happen about funding my degree?

If you’ve already been approved to receive a loan from Student Finance, then you can still use that loan for your degree. However, you’ll need to let Student Finance know about the change of university. Read our Clearing Checklist to find out more about financing your degree.

Do you have halls of residence, and can I still apply?

We have several accommodation options available depending on which campus you'll be studying at. Simply contact our Accommodation Team and they will be more than happy to help you.


Can international students apply through Clearing?

Yes, as long as you have already applied to universities through UCAS.

Can you apply for deferred entry?

Deferred entry means applying for a course and then taking a year out before starting it. We advise you apply via Clearing for a current year entry and then mention to us you wish to defer. We can then arrange an alternative start date.

Any other queries?

If you have any other queries about Clearing, please get in touch on 0808 301 9846 and one of our team will be happy to help.


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