Advice and guidance for Clearing

Don't be downhearted

Every year more than 60,000 students apply through Clearing. Once you've accepted an offer of a place, you're on your way to university. It makes no difference at all how you reached that point.

Stay calm

Keep a cool, clear mind and don't rush your decision. Clearing and Adjustment is an opportunity to help you find a place to study that's right for you. If possible, get help from the people around you.

Do your research

Look into the various universities and institutions that you're interested in and make a shortlist.

Think about where you want to study, the benefits of each institution, and how well individual courses will prepare you for your future career.

Don't jump the gun

You should only add a Clearing choice on UCAS Track once you have spoken to the university and they have asked you to apply. You are able to add a Clearing choice on UCAS Track from 3pm on Results Day.

Consider other options

Would you be better off taking a gap year and applying again next year? By then you'll have your grades - which makes applying to university a lot simpler!

Call us

We have a lot to offer at Leicester. If you are interested, check our available courses and call our Clearing phone line on 0116 373 6000 to talk to one of our friendly advisers.

Check out our student blogs and see what top tips our students have to cope around Clearing.