What is Clearing?

Once exam results have been published, some universities may still have course places available and the UCAS Clearing process helps applicants find and apply for these places at universities across the UK. At Birmingham, we may have selected places available for high-quality applicants. 

Being in Clearing is a second opportunity to make a decision about the future. It’s also a way for students to find a place on a foundation or undergraduate course if they haven’t applied before the 30 June or haven’t been accepted by their Firm or Insurance choice universities.

You can also use Clearing if you:

  • didn't receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • were not accepted by your Firm or Insurance choices
  • have declined your Firm place, and so are not holding any offers

You can find out more about Clearing on the UCAS website and we've shared some tips on how to prepare below:

how to prepae for Clearing
How to prepare for Clearing