Clearing 2024

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Clearing 2024

From Friday 5 July you can apply for an undergraduate course at a top 30 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) UK university using Clearing

Clearing gives you a chance to apply for an undergraduate course if you're not already holding an offer from a university or college, or got different results than you were expecting.

Looking for a place now? If you're eligible, you may be able to apply now via UCAS Extra. Take a look at our courses available for September 2024 entry and find out how to apply now.

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Starting to think about Clearing?

To help you understand Clearing and A-Level Results Day a little better, we’ve listed our top 5 most frequently asked questions. If you have another question, please do get in touch with us - we’re here to support you.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is the system that matches applicants who don’t have an offer with universities that still have places available. It's a great way to find another course if you didn't get the grades you expected and you missed out on your firm or insurance choice. You'll be able to find universities with vacancies and contact them directly to see if they will offer you a place.

Who can use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you:

  • Didn’t receive any offers.
  • Declined all your offers.
  • Didn’t get the grades you needed for a conditional offer.
  • Got the grades you needed but have changed your mind about where you want to study.
  • Haven’t made any applications.

When does Clearing begin and end?

You can start using Clearing as soon as you receive your grades on Thursday 15 August 2024.

If you already have your grades – from other qualifications or from A-levels you took earlier – you can start using Clearing before Thursday. And although the really intensive Clearing activity happens on Results Day and immediately afterwards, universities continue to advertise available spaces until term starts.

How should I prepare for Clearing?

You don’t want to spend Results Day morning making a list of alternative universities to contact, you want to get straight on the phone! So do all your research beforehand. If you don't need it in the end, you've lost nothing.

In fact it might be worth making two lists: one list of courses to try for if your grades are lower than expected, and another in case you get a pleasant surprise. Make sure you have all the information you need and a note of relevant questions you might want to ask.

We recommend getting an early night on Wednesday so you’re feeling awake and refreshed on Thursday.

Why is University right for me?

Being a university student will be the most rewarding, fun and challenging experience of your life. You will meet and make friends for life, you will work hard to become an expert in your subject and you will be propelled into a fantastic career. Choosing the right course and university is very important, you want somewhere you will feel at home, somewhere that suits your interests and somewhere you will learn from the very best. Check out why Leicester could be this place by chatting to our current students about why they love studying here.

Why Leicester?

As a top 30 UK University (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) we are committed to offering you the best possible university experience.

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