Everything you need to know about university clearing 2019

What are the dates for university clearing 2019? Get all the information you need to make the most of the clearing process this year

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What is university clearing?

Clearing is a system used to fill vacancies on university courses. It’s also an opportunity for students who have not accepted university places, or have not met the requirements for their conditional offers, to find themselves a place.


When does university clearing open?

Clearing opens on 5 July 2019 for students who haven’t accepted an offer from a university, or have failed to meet the conditions of their offer, or who have agreed with the university whose offer they have accepted to be released to go through clearing.

When does university clearing close?

Clearing closes on 22 October 2019.

University clearing: 2019 timeline

30 June 2019

The deadline to apply to a specific university course. All applications after this date will automatically be entered into Clearing by Ucas.

4 July 2019

The last date for students to add an extra choice to an existing Ucas application.

5 July 2019

Clearing opens.

16 August 2019

A-level results day: Students can receive their results from 6am.

For students going through clearing, it is advisable  to bring their Ucas letter and contact details for any firm and insurance university offers they have when they go to collect their results.

They should also bring their Ucas personal ID number, details of their qualifications (including GCSEs) as well as copies of personal statements and references.

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31 August 2019

Between results day and 31 August 2019 there is a period of “adjustment”; until this date universities can adjust their offers to students. This also gives time for students to request re-marks.

20 September 2019

Students must have applied via Ucas by this date for 2019 courses.

22 October 2019

Clearing closes.

For all the latest news, views and analysis on A-level results day, please visit our specialist A-level results hub

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