Get the lowdown on the Clearing process – including how to jump the phone queues with Priority Clearing.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is a process that gives students the opportunity to sign up for a university course if they haven't managed to secure one.

Many thousands of applicants find their university places through Clearing each year. This period isn't just for students whose results aren't as good as they hoped. If your grades were better than expected, this is your chance to rethink your options.

Who is Clearing for?

You are eligible for Clearing if you have applied in the current application year and one of the following applies to you:

  • Your offers have not been confirmed as you haven't met the conditions (for example, you've missed the required grades)
  • You have declined an alternative offer (such as a different course or start date)
  • You applied before 30 June and didn't get any offers
  • You applied before 30 June and declined all your offers
  • You applied after 30 June. You will go straight into Clearing as UCAS won't have had time to process your application.

When does Clearing start?

If you've already received your results, you can start Clearing on 5 July. The majority of Clearing activity begins when A-level students get their results on 16 August.

How does Clearing work?

Use the UCAS search tool to find a University of Greenwich course that suits you. Then call our Clearing hotline on 020 8331 9000.

If you sign up for our Priority Clearing Service before 16 August, you'll be first in the queue to speak to our advisers. Based on what you tell us, our team will assess whether or not we can offer you a place.

What next?

For more guidance, call us on 020 8331 9000 or sign up for Priority Clearing.