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How Clearing works

If you want to secure a university place for this September, Clearing is the last stage in the admissions process. But don’t worry, we can make it as easy as possible for you. Clearing shouldn’t be stressful or confusing.

Whether you’ve only just decided to go to university, have changed your mind about what or where you want to study, or are looking to upskill, we can walk you through the application process.

There’s a degree course waiting for you that will fire up your passion and enthusiasm. And with the right guidance, the decision you make will lead to a whole new future for you.

Here, you’ll find frequently asked questions about Clearing, covering topics for both students and parents.



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.

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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