With clearing for 2020 entry opening on 6 July, here are some top tips for students;
Do your research
When you become eligible to apply for a University place in Clearing, you might have to contact lots of universities on the same day and make decisions quickly. It’s normal for this to be daunting, but going into the process equipped with knowledge will help make it as stress free as possible.
Understand what Clearing is and how it works.
Research universities and courses you might be interested in.
You might have to wait until you get your results to be eligible for Clearing, but you can gather all the information you’ll need on the day in advance. When you’ve identified some universities and colleges you are interested in, keep checking their websites for Clearing information. Vacancies may be listed from 6 July onwards.
Write down a list of course options (including UCAS codes) and find out how you should be contacting providers, i.e. phone, completing online Clearing forms, webchat etc. – you don’t want to be panicking to find information on the day.
Get all the correct documentation together including your UCAS Personal ID.
Prepare copies of academic results and any other tests such as English Language so that you have these ready to send.
Check who will be available to help you at your school or college and at home; universities will only be able to give general information to teachers, advisers and parents unless they are your nominated UCAS contact so check who this is.
Talk to universities
Whilst we are in this time of uncertainty universities still very much want to help you to decide if we are the right university for you. Here at the University of Exeter you will have the opportunity to explore your subject of interest, as well as chat to our central and academic staff and current students either online or in person during clearing.
Keep results day free
Keep your results day free (plus the following weekend).
Make sure you’ve got a working phone, pen and paper and access to the internet.
We advise all applicants to complete our online clearing form. This form is quick and easy to complete, it is also the quickest way for you to receive a decision from Exeter.
How do I find a place through Clearing?
It is important to ensure that you consider all your options and don’t rush. Take your time to make the right decision for you.
If you go through Clearing and find that your grades are not high enough to secure the place you want, we would advise you to consider your options. You might decide that retaking your exams and applying again the following year is the best option for you.
Contacting the University of Exeter
Our admissions team will be available to help with any queries and questions via our online chat
Students can also sign up for our Clearing emails and we’ll let you know when our places in Clearing become available as well as top tips and guidance for applying through the Clearing process.