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How Clearing works

At Staffordshire University London, we do not believe that Clearing is for students that haven’t made the grade. To us, you are the generation that didn’t stop when the world closed, and Clearing is just another opportunity for us to discover your potential.

Some students leave their first decision until the end of the process, others didn’t get the grades they wanted on results day. Whatever the reason that you’re applying at a late stage, we don’t believe the process should be stressful or confusing. This is an exciting part of your life, and you have an important choice to make.

Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about clearing from students and parents – that also cover the new steps we’re taking in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Can I use Clearing?

You can use Clearing if you apply after 30 June, didn’t receive the right offer for you, or didn’t meet the conditions of your offers.

When can I use Clearing?

If you have your exam results but you have no offers, you can use Clearing, it is available from July until September.

Where can I find my Clearing number?

If you’re eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will be on the welcome page and ‘Your choices’ section of Track.

I've been offered a place. What do I do now?

Go to the ‘Your choices’ section of Track and click ‘Add Clearing choice’. Only do this when we confirm that we will offer you a place and you want to accept it.Fill in the course details by the date you’re given on the phone. This counts as you accepting the offer. So if we confirm it’ll show as an acceptance on the choices page of Track and we’ll send you a confirmation letter.You can only add one choice at a time, but if the university/college doesn’t confirm your place, you’ll be able to add another.

Why hasn't Track updated?

Track will update once we make a decision on your offer. If you’ve met the conditions of your offer, your place will be confirmed soon.


What is Clearing?

Clearing is just another name for the final admissions process of the academic year

What is the reason for using Clearing?

Clearing provides a second chance to find the right course if a student hasn’t received the grades they were hoping for, haven’t met conditions of previous offers, or if they have changed their mind from what they originally chose.

Is Clearing common?

Yes. Over 10% of students come through Clearing every year.

Are Clearing students treated differently?

No, Clearing offers are processed in a different way, but once an offer is made and accepted, students treated the same as someone who has accepted prior to the Clearing process.

How do I know that Staffordshire University London is right for my child?

We are committed to student satisfaction and employability, and our accolades speak for themselves. If you’re still apprehensive, call us on 0800 590 830 where you can speak to our Clearing advisors, and even book a campus tour to experience the University first-hand!

How can I help?

As well as providing moral support, make sure your child has their Clearing number to hand when they’re ready to make a decision. This can be found in the ‘Your choices’ section of Track.

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