Clearing and adjustment 2020

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 2020.

If you already have your results, you can contact our Admissions team by email ( to check whether your results meet our requirements and for our advice on what to do next. Our Clearing phone line +44 (0) 800 052 2248 will be open from Thursday 13 August.

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Key UCAS and Clearing 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: Thursday 18 June 2020
  • Clearing starts: Monday 6 July 2020
  • A-level results day: Thursday 13 August 2020
  • GCSE results day: Thursday 20 August 2020

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

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.