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A Quick Guide to Clearing and Adjustment

If you had conditional offers but did not meet those conditions (e.g. achieve the required grades): 
Clearing is the process of finding courses which still have places remaining 

If you've exceeded the conditions for your choices:
Adjustment is the process of finding alternate courses to reflect your results

View the UCAS pages which provide comprehensive information and useful videos here:

UCAS Clearing

UCAS Adjustment 

Student Finance also answer some of the key questions about the requirements for students applying through Clearing or Adjustment.

Do your research to be informed so that you are well prepared when results come out.

Some additional advice from Exam Results Helpline can be found on their website.



Below are some of our partners that provide information and support on their Clearing processes:

Royal Holloway, University of London

University Centre Farnborough

University for the Creative Arts

University of Surrey




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