How does Clearing work?

Clearing can help you find spaces on university courses in the weeks before the academic year begins.

Clearing is for anyone who wants to study at the University of Greenwich without holding an offer from us. All you need is your results and an idea of what you want to study.

There are various reasons why you might apply through Clearing. For instance:

  • You've only just decided to study at university
  • You haven't received or accepted any offers
  • You didn't meet the conditions of your offers
  • You've received your results and want to consider new options
  • You've changed your mind, perhaps after a gap year.

If there are spaces on our courses, Clearing can help you find them.


If you get better grades than expected, you might be interested in finding a course with a higher entry tariff. The process can still work for you. It is known as adjustment.

How to apply through Clearing

Clearing opens on 5 July 2019.

  • If you have your results from previous years, you can enter Clearing as soon as it opens.
  • Once you receive all your results, you can enter Clearing.
  • Many people enter Clearing on A-level results day.

A-level results come out on 15 August 2019.

  • Your grades are released at 8am on UCAS Track
  • Call us on 020 8331 9000 (or your priority number)
  • Submit your decision from 3pm via the UCAS website.

Beat the rush on results day with a priority phone number.