Thinking about your options for September? Clearing and adjustment can help you find an alternative place at university. It could work out even better than you expected!

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So what exactly are clearing and adjustment? Make yourself comfortable, grab a cup of tea and let us guide you through the processes. They could open up unexpected and exciting opportunities for you.

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If you have any questions about the application process our Admissions team will be happy to help.

Undergraduate Admissions
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Preparing for your exam results

You may be on track to receive the results you need for your firm or insurance place at your chosen university. You may even excel and want to look at bigger and better alternatives.

It’s always worth keeping your options open. You'll save yourself from stress and worry on the day of your results by knowing what other opportunities are available to you and the next steps to take.

Looking for a late place?

Late applications can be accepted until 30 June via UCAS Extra. Extra allows you to add another choice if you've used all five of your choices on your original application, and you’re not holding an offer. 

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Applications received after this date will be considered through clearing.

Results not what you expected? - A guide to clearing

If you don't meet the requirements for your firm or your insurance conditional offer, don’t worry. Clearing is an ideal way for you to find an alternative option.

Clearing is available from July to September each year. If you already have your exam results but you don't have any offers, you can use clearing when it opens on 5 July. If you had conditional offers but your exam results didn't go to plan, you can use clearing from results day on the 16 August.

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Results better than expected? - A guide to adjustment

If you met and exceeded the grades needed for your conditional offer, you may wish to stick with your original choice and your conditional offer will become unconditional. However, adjustment allows you to see if there are alternative options for which you now meet the entry requirements.

If you’re eligible for adjustment, you can register through UCAS Track and then begin contacting universities that you’re interested in to talk about possible vacancies on their courses. You have five days after receiving your offer to apply for an adjustment course, so there’s no need to rush.

Already have an offer with us?

Best of luck with your exam results! Find out what you need to do after you receive them, so we can confirm your place at York.

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If you have any questions about the application process our Admissions team will be happy to help.

Undergraduate Admissions
ug-admissions@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 324000