Clearing 2017 explained

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  • This content was originally published in 2017. We’ve created a new guide to Clearing for students and parents. 
  • Ready to apply through Clearing? Check out our UCAS Clearing 2018 pages.

With SQA results due on 8 August and A-Level results on 17 August, we’ve created this short guide in case you need help with your next steps. If you didn’t do as well as you expected – or if you did better than you thought you would – never fear. Clearing and Adjustment gives you the opportunity to secure a place in your chosen course at the University of Stirling.

What is Clearing?

Clearing is part of the UCAS university application process. You can use it to find a place at university if you didn’t receive any offers, declined any offers you did receive, didn’t meet the conditions of your offers, or applied after 30 June.

Wondering what to do next? Let us explain.

How do I apply through Clearing?

Basically, you need to act fast and get in touch with your preferred university (which is hopefully Stirling, if you’re reading this). Have your exam results to hand – along with your UCAS Personal ID number – but also be prepared to tell us a bit about yourself, including your interests and motivations for applying for your course.

Once you’ve spotted a course on our Clearing List that interests you, give our Clearing Helpline a call on +44 (0)1786 466166. If you’ve not yet received your results you can register your interest with us and a member of our Clearing team will get in touch to assist you closer to Results Day.

What about Adjustment?

UCAS Adjustment is for students who have done better than they expected in their exam results. If you’ve met and exceeded conditions for your firm choice, you could adjust to an alternative course or university. Everyone’s situation is different, though, so the best thing to do is get in touch with us to discuss your options.

What’s so great about Stirling?

We may be slightly biased, but we think Stirling’s a great place to live and study. We’re less than an hour from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports – so you’ll never be too far from home. Lloyd’s Bank recently named Stirling as the most affordable city in the UK in 2017.

Stirling Castle on a sunny day from King's Park side
Stirling Castle – one of many local landmarks

What next?

Visit our Clearing site to ask us a question or register your interest in Clearing and Adjustment 2017.

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