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Results, Confirmation and Clearing

Results, Confirmation and Clearing

Most offers to study at university are conditional on your exam results so, when you receive your results you will know if you have met your offer and we will be able to confirm your place through Confirmation.

Confirmation is where universities make final decisions on the conditional offers made to applicants earlier in the year for firm or insurance places.

You can check the progress of your application using UCAS Track and if you receive confirmation of your place then, congratulations, it's time to start preparing for university! If you are not successful then you might want to consider your options through Clearing.

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