You can apply for a place as soon as you have your results.
If you prepare in advance, you’ll feel calmer on the day and be ready to make your decision.
You're eligible to use Clearing if:
Every university will have different hotline hours during Clearing. Most will stay open for extended periods on results day, but make it part of your research to check their timings.
Course availability will change quickly during Clearing, especially on results day. We update our course vacancies in real time, so make our website your first port of call. Bear in mind that popular courses fill quickly; which is why it’s a good idea to have other options in the bag.
Once you’ve checked your eligibility for a course, you can apply online or speak to one of our hotline operators. If you chose to call us, we’ll need to check that you meet the required grades for your chosen course. If you do, we’ll go ahead and take you through our Clearing application form and advise if you are eligible for an offer, or whether your application requires further review. If we can make you an offer via telephone, we will send you confirmation of this via email.
Tip: keep track of your offers and don’t overwhelm yourself. Although there’s no limit to the number of offers you can hold in Clearing, applying to loads of courses will make shortlisting even harder.
You’ll usually have 24 hours to accept a Clearing offer. So, once you’ve decided which one you’d like to accept, head to your UCAS Hub. Go to the ‘next steps’ section, select ‘add a Clearing choice’ and input the course details. By adding the course as a Clearing choice, you are accepting your offer.
If you are holding an offer elsewhere in UCAS you'll need to contact the university whose offer you have accepted and ask them to cancel your place. You’ll have to wait until you’ve been released before you can accept another offer and add it as a Clearing choice on your Hub.
Kent takes the pressure off finding a room in Clearing. Rather than send you to another hotline, we ask if you need accommodation as part of our Clearing application form. Select ‘yes’, and our accommodation team will get in touch with advice about the best option for you.
Top tips from staff and students who are all experts in using Clearing to apply to Kent.