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Results, Confirmation and Clearing

Once exam results have been published, some universities may still have course places available and Clearing helps applicants find and apply for these places. At Birmingham, we have selected places available for high-quality applicants from 5 July.

Confirmation is when universities formally confirm your place on the course you've applied for or, make your status unsuccessful so you could be placed in Clearing. If you are holding an offer with us or have received your results, we have some frequently asked questions that can help during this time.

What is Clearing?

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:

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How to prepare for Clearing