What is Clearing?

Clearing is a service that is available through UCAS to students from July to September. It is used to help applicants who have not secured a place on a Higher Education course at a University or College.  You can apply to Bradford College via Clearing if you:

  • have achieved better grades than you were predicted
  • have decided to apply for University later on in the year after 30 June
  • have not received any offers from your chosen Universities/Colleges
  • did not meet the required grades set to you by your choice(s)
  • declined all offers given to you or did not respond to the offers you received before the deadline

How Clearing works

If you fall into any of the above categories, you can use your UCAS Track account to go through Clearing. You will see an ‘Add Clearing Choice’ button appear on your UCAS track account. 

If you have not applied for any courses, you will need to create a UCAS Track account. If you have not completed a UCAS application you will need to do so before going through Clearing. 

Still have questions? Read our FAQs

What is Clearing?

Clearing matches applicants to university places that are yet to be filled. It’s available to anyone who has made a UCAS Undergraduate application and doesn’t hold any offers. Running from July to mid-September, you’ll be eligible for Clearing if:

  • you are not holding any offers from universities or colleges you’ve applied to
  • your place is not confirmed after exam results are published.

Who is Clearing for?

Clearing is for students who have applied through UCAS but do not have a place on a course.

You are eligible if:

  • you have achieved better grades than you were predicted;
  • you have decided to apply for University later on in the year after 30 June;
  • you hold no offers;
  • you received a conditional offer but did not receive the results required for your course;
  • you  have declined your offers or your offers were declined by default.

When does Clearing start?

Clearing runs from 6 July, if you already have your exam results but you have no offers, you can use Clearing from July. A-Level results are released on 13 August 2020. View our list of key dates.

How does Clearing work?

Clearing allows you to apply for any course that has places left. You do not need to keep to the same subjects for which you first applied.

Our course vacancies will be available to view on our website. Our vacancies will also be published on the UCAS website during Clearing. When you find a course that is of interest, you can contact us to ask any questions you might have, and to see if we will accept you.

Once you have received an offer you need to add your Clearing choice within your UCAS Track account along with the institution details and the chosen course. 

What if I have not yet submitted an application?

If you have not applied for a university place yet, there is still time. You can apply via UCAS now, and you will need to do so before you can enter Clearing. If you apply through UCAS after 30 June then your application will automatically go straight into Clearing.

What if I have already applied through UCAS?

If you have achieved the grades you needed, you can proceed to accepting your offer via UCAS Track.

What if I don’t get the grades I need?

Don’t panic! Entry requirements are important – but so is your experience. Give our Clearing line a call to discuss your options.

Call: 01274 088099 (lines are open 8am – 7pm)

Email: clearing@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

What if I have achieved better grades than I was predicted?

Well done! If you exceed your predicted grades and think you may be suited for one of our other courses, you can apply for another course through the UCAS Adjustment process. 

What about student finance?

If you have not applied to Student Finance England for funding support, you need to do it online now.

If you have already applied to Student Finance England and are changing your course and/or College/University through the clearing process,  log-in to your Student Finance England account to make the changes.

Once I’ve received an offer, what’s next?

Once you have received an offer from Bradford College, you may want to start thinking about where to live while you study. Through our student accommodation service we offer a number of accommodation options for College students, from living in halls to homestay accommodation.