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When can I apply?

Clearing

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

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.


How do I apply?

Clearing and Adjustment applications must be made online. Please do not call the university unless you are having trouble submitting the online application form.

Once you have your results, follow the process below to apply through Clearing or Adjustment.

The application process

Register on UCAS

Once you are registered, and if you are eligible, you will have the opportunity to enter Clearing or Adjustment in UCAS. If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible for Clearing or Adjustment, you can check on your UCAS Track whether you’ve secured your firm or insurance choice.

If you have met and exceeded the conditions of your firm offer and you want to apply for another course, you will need to enter Adjustment rather than Clearing.

Fill out application form

Submit your application via the form on our website. You will need the following information:

  • Your UCAS personal ID number

  • Your level 2 (GCSEs or equivalent) and level 3 (A Level or equivalent) results, or your degree result

  • UCAT or GAMSAT score (for Medicine applications)

  • Your email address

  • A contact telephone number

  • Which course(s) you want to apply for

After you submit this form, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application.

Look out for an email or call from us

Our Clearing team will review your application and aim to get in touch within one working day via phone or email. Please make sure your phone number is correct in your application form and you keep your mobile on you. 

We hope to call you with an offer to study with us but there could be other reasons such as:

  • you may be invited to a remote interview

  • we might discuss an alternative course with you, or

  • you may be asked for further information about your application

If your application is unsuccessful (whether before or after the interview phase) we will notify you by email.

We can process your application more quickly when you submit an online application. However, if you are unable to make an online application, please contact us at clearing@sgul.ac.uk or call us at 0300 303 0457.

 

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