Clearing and results day advice
Results day is on Thursday 15 August 2019, but there a few things you can do ahead of time to prepare yourself if you think that you may have to apply to university through Clearing or Adjustment.
Check eligibility criteria for Clearing or Adjustment
Researching information around Clearing or Adjustment will help you work out the best route to take on results day itself.
You’ll be eligible for Clearing if you match any of these circumstances:
- you haven’t met the conditions of your offer from universities you’ve applied to
- you didn’t receive any offers (or none that you wish to accept)
- you applied after 30 June 2019
You will be eligible for Adjustment if you've met and exceeded the conditions of your firm choice.
Know your priorities
Think about where you’re at now compared to when you made your original choices – are your priorities and ambitions still the same, or have they moved on? This may affect your decisions for what and where you study in September.
Research universities and courses
Continue to research universities and think about what is most important to you. Maybe its location, the subject, or the facilities. Make some notes of questions you’d like to ask about the course or university. Hearing from current students can help too.
You can read some of our Clearing students’ stories to find out more about their experiences.
Draw up a Clearing shortlist
It may be worth writing up a draft Clearing or Adjustment shortlist before results day if you think you might want to change university or course. Remember that you’ll be studying a subject for three or more years, so it needs to excite you if you’re going to succeed in it. Don’t just pick a course because there are spaces.
What you need to do is:
- gather additional information to help with your shortlisting
- check out the career prospects for your course, and the student satisfaction scores
- research the campus, the location and facilities
- use the university's social media accounts, such as Twitter and Facebook, to get a feel for the institution.
Consider all of your options
As well as your original course preferences, it’s worth researching courses you may not have previously considered. Something a bit different could take your career in a whole new direction. Courses with integrated foundation years can help make it more accessible, so are worth considering too.
If you need any further information on Clearing, Adjustment or results day, please get in touch with our friendly Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0) 117 32 83333.
Remember, if you already have your results, you can apply for our Clearing courses now.