What is Clearing?
We have produced a step-by-step guide to help you and your child through Clearing. You can view and download our guide to Clearing to find out more about Clearing at UEL.
Top Clearing tips
How to approach Clearing
If your child is worried and stressed about their situation, make sure they pick up the phone and talk it through with someone who can help. Most universities have a dedicated Clearing hotline – so make the most of it!
You can speak to one of our knowledgeable advisers by calling our Clearing hotline on +44 (0)20 8223 3333.
How to apply to UEL through Clearing
Step 1: Choose a course
Your son or daughter should have a look at the courses they’re interested in. You can find our list of courses with places on our course search or the full Clearing vacancy listings for all universities on the UCAS website.
Step 2: Get in touch
Students should give us a call on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 and one of our helpful advisors will talk them through the process. Make sure your child call us as soon as possible as places are competitive in Clearing. If they can’t get through straight away, they should keep trying. We will answer calls as soon as we can.
Step 3: UCAS
Students will find a UCAS Clearing number located on the welcome and choices pages in UCAS Track. As soon as they have this number (and we’ve given them a verbal offer over the phone), your child can officially enter their Clearing choice in Track. If they aren’t registered with UCAS, give us a call on +44 (0)20 8223 3333 and an adviser will talk them through the steps.
Step 4: Confirmation
Your child doesn’t need to reply to a Clearing offer. Once they add the choice, we will confirm their place in Track.
- When is Clearing available?
Clearing is available from July to September each year.
- How do you search for Clearing vacancies?
Clearing vacancies can be found by using the UCAS search tool from July.
- How do you add a Clearing choice?
Students should only add a Clearing choice once they have been given an unofficial offer by a university. Once they receive this they can add it to the ‘Your choices’ section in UCAS Track.
- Where can my son or daughter find his/her clearing number?
If a student is eligible for Clearing, the number will appear in UCAS Track.
- Will changing university and course affect my son or daughter’s Student Finance application?
No, but your son or daughter should contact Student Finance to inform them of the change to avoid any delays.
- How do you apply to UEL through Clearing?
Call our clearing hotline on +44 (0)20 8223 3333