Clearing and adjustment 2021

Wonderful things happen here

Clearing is an opportunity for you to find a course that you’ll enjoy at a university that suits you. Whether you’ve changed your mind about your original choices, your results were not as you expected or even if you’ve just started to think about going to university this year, UCAS Clearing gives you a chance to find wonderful courses with spaces available. Take a look at our Guide to Clearing (PDF) or find out more about our plans for September 2021

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Be prepared for Clearing

Find a course

If you are looking to pursue your passion or kickstart your career, our courses are designed to help you get to where you want to be.

Key dates

The journey to university can be a nerve-racking time, particularly now more than ever. With results day and Clearing approaching, it’s best to start preparing as soon as possible to ensure you’re in a better position on the day. Make a note of these key dates:

  • Firm/insurance decision deadline: 
    • If you have received decisions on your choices by 20 May – Saturday 10 June 2021
    • If you applied a little later and received decisions on your applications by 6 July – 14 July 2021
  • Clearing starts: Monday 5 July 2021
  • A-level results day: Tuesday 10 August 2021
  • GCSE results day:  Friday 13 August 2021

By the time results day comes round, you will be ready!

    Our students' Clearing experiences

    Eleri, Michael and Edwin share their stories and best tips for your Clearing university shortlist and application.

    Clearing planner

    To help you with your research, we’ve created a handy Clearing planner you can download and fill in. 

    Be prepared for Clearing

    Exams and results can be one of the most stressful times of our lives, so here’s some advice from us if you’re preparing to apply through Clearing this year.