You must have your results and be registered with UCAS to apply through Clearing.
If you already have your results (you may be an International Baccalaureate (IB) student or have taken A Levels in a previous year) you can apply from 6 to 29 July 2020.
Between 30 July and 12 August 2020, applications will be closed.
Applications will reopen on 13 August 2020 when many students receive their A Level results. Clearing will remain open as long as places are available – but most of these go quickly.
Please note, you must not hold an offer with another university when making your application.
Please only refer yourself to us on UCAS Track if you have received an offer to study. If you do receive an offer to study, we will send you instructions on how to refer yourself to us on UCAS Track at the appropriate time. Applying via our online Clearing form, and/or being invited to attend an interview are not considered an offer to study.
Adjustment takes place over a tight window: it starts once your firm-choice university confirms your place – i.e. when your offer is changed on UCAS from ‘conditional firm’ to ‘unconditional firm’. For most students this will be 13 August 2020, A Level results day.
You will then have exactly five days (5 x 24 hours), including weekends, to use Adjustment.
You can use this time to look for an alternative course whose requirements you didn’t expect to meet, whether at the same university or a different one. Don’t worry – you’ll keep your ‘unconditional firm’ offer until you accept an alternative offer, so you can look around for alternatives without risk.
Note that Adjustment is only available until 31 August 2020. For more information visit UCAS.