1. Seek Advice
Before diving straight into the pool of Clearing candidates, seek advice from your school, college or career advisor.
After talking your options through with an advisor you’ll be able to make a much more informed decision.
2. RE-EVALUATE YOUR COURSE CHOICE
This is the best time to re-evaluate your specified course. It’s completely fine to consider other subjects and rethink your final decision. For inspiration, check out our Course Finder – a tool that allows you to browse the vast range of potential courses.
3. TRACK YOUR CLEARING CHOICES
Once you have confirmation from the university or college you wish to attend, remember to track your choices through the online UCAS Hub. Simply click ‘add Clearing choice’ and fill in the course details, sticking to the deadline the university/college told you on the phone.
4. REACH OUT TO UNIVERSITIES
Familiarising yourself with the universities and courses already out there could work in your favour. Even if you have a university in mind, or already have offers from universities but are interested in others, you can still partake in tours of other campuses, virtually or in person, or enquire about courses through their social media channels or websites.
You can also chat to our students about their university experience to get a better feel for the place.
5. GET READY FOR RESULTS DAY!
Make sure you’ve organised your documents before you make any calls and that you’re prepared for a mini-admissions interview over the phone.
Now, you can also start arranging open days visits before and even during clearing, especially if you’re still unsure of where you want to go.
Simply book a visit to our campus and get a feel for the courses that interest you most!
6. DON'T PANIC
This is perhaps the most important tip of all...
Clearing guides you towards a suitable university and grants you a second chance to progress with your results.
Clearing may seem like a scary concept at first, but it’s something thousands of students have gone through before. Take a look at this video of Freya and James sharing their own Clearing experiences.