To get started, what exactly is this ‘clearing’ all about? Clearing is theway which is used in universities and colleges to fill any empty places which remain in their courses. Clearing offers people the chance to be considered by other universities for entry, if they have requested through UCAS but never acquired any offers. During the Clearing period, you may also have the opportunity to check out a place in another university, even should you already have an offer in anyother place. Conditions can change meaning that an offer from elsewhere can be turned down in favour of selecting another course or university via Clearing.
If you have acquired an offer, make sure to check your UCAS Track on Results Day to confirm that you have been accepted by the selected university for your course. If you discover that you have been unsuccessful, UCAS Track will declare ‘You are in Clearing’, or ‘Clearing has begun’ and you can start looking for a course in art and design clearing 2017.
Making the Application
After you have gone through and checked any vacancies and then selected a course, you will have to call the university on a Clearing Hotline to find out if that course is still available. Don’t forget to have your UCAS Personal ID and exam results somewhere very handy. During the call, the university will let you know if your qualifications are deemed suitable, including any GCSE or subject-specific requirements that may apply.
If you are successful, you will very soon afterwards receive an offer of a place based on the results you stated on the phone. You will then receive an email confirmation of the offer, and then you will have to refer yourself via Clearing to the university after which they will certify your place.
Make Sure to Monitor Events
Should you believe that there happens to be a chance that you will be in Clearing, be ready and think ahead of events.Do some research into any universities that offer alternative courses that you might have an interest in.Follow your application, and before making calls, keep an eye on UCAS Track to monitor the exact status of your application. Make sure you remember all of your details and have the information easily available and togetherbefore making contactwith any university. When you call a university,remember to be extra polite and positive, and simply behave as you would for an interview, as the university will want to know why you want to study there.
Make the Right Choice
Clearing can for some people be somewhat stressful, so try to relax. Naturally, you won’t have to take the very first one that happens to be offered to you, so try to take your time, think ahead and reflect on the offers, as this is a crucial choice in your life which will occupy you for the next three years.
Good luck and may the future be yours!