Guide to Clearing

Everything you need to know about UCAS Clearing including; What clearing is, who can apply, when and how to apply, what courses are available, and top tips.

What is UCAS Clearing?

UCAS Clearing is an opportunity to find a place at University before the academic term starts. From 5th July – 10th October you can apply through Clearing to see if there is availability to join a course prior to the start of term.

Clearing is open to anyone who matches the course requirements provided there is space left on the course, and you haven’t accepted a place at another University.

For example, maybe:

  • You’re not holding an offer from a university
  • Or, you have decided you now wish to attend university for the upcoming academic year

Applicants to all of our undergraduate courses need to apply through UCAS.


When is Clearing Open?

*Clearing is currently closed for 2021 intake.*

Clearing runs from 5 July to 19 October, or when course capacities are met.

You can apply as soon as you have your exam results.

Our admissions team are happy to answer any questions about Clearing that you may have, please send your inquiries to


How do I apply for UCAS Clearing?

To apply to AECC via clearing you will need to speak to the admissions team.

The admissions team will speak to you about your eligibility to undertake the course, and advise whether or not an offer of a place of study can be made to you.

Before you contact us, you will need:

  • UCAS Personal ID Number
  • Details of your qualifications

If you haven’t applied to university before, you will to register through UCAS before you speak to us.

Top Tips Before You Get In Touch

Be prepared: Before you speak to our team make sure you have all the relevant documents and information. UCAS number, qualification information etc.

Do your research: We recommend doing some research about the course before you speak to us, and that way you can ask us any questions that might come up while you’ve been researching.

Personal Statement: Have a personal statement ready relevant to the course you are applying to. (if this is different to you existing UCAS statement, make amendments accordingly)


My Clearing Story

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UCAS How to guide:

Watch this helpful 3 minute video from UCAS about clearing eligibility, questions you could ask us and expert advice to find out if it's the right next step for you.


Speak to the admission team

Our admissions team are happy to answer any questions about clearing that you may have, please send your inquiries to Speak to the admissions team

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