Thousands of students find their perfect course using Clearing every year.

This year, applicants can find their perfect course without looking through all the courses with vacancies (there are literally thousands)… instead enter Clearing Plus.

Whether you’re applying through Clearing for the first time, or finding a different course having been unsuccessful, here are five things you need to know about the new Clearing service.

  1. Everyone has a match
    First, we match you to every course. We then take what we know about you – your choices and your qualifications, what universities and colleges have told us they’re looking for, and what previous students like you have gone on to study.
  2. No choices? No problem
    If you’re a new applicant, you’ll still be matched to every course. Instead of filtering your matches by your previous choices, we’ll base your matches on the qualifications you have and what previous students like you went on to study.
  3. See a course you like?
    Hit ‘interested’! This lets the uni or college know you’d like to be considered for a place. If there are still places available, the uni may contact you. You should still look at Clearing vacancies using our search tool too!
  4. It’s not your only option
    None of your matches take your fancy? No problem. You can still browse all courses with Clearing vacancies in our search tool. Find a course, contact the uni, add a Clearing choice. It’s that simple. Remember, saying you’re interested in a course through Clearing Plus doesn’t guarantee an offer!
  5. Better grades than expected? Clearing Plus isn’t for you
    Let me introduce you to Adjustment… Adjustment means you don’t lose your current offer if you’re not accepted for an alternative course. Adjustment is for those who do better than expected, and you need to be eligible to use it – here’s where you can find out more.