Clearing FAQs

Clearing 2022 is now closed. If you are interested in Clearing 2023 we've put together the answers to some common questions about Clearing below. These include what to do if you don't get the grades and how to apply for accommodation.

All your Clearing questions answered

Clearing is available between July and September. It is generally used by applicants who've received their exam results, but don’t yet have a university place to find suitable vacancies on higher education university courses. For further information please see UCAS Clearing website.

Clearing will open on UCAS on 5 July 2023. 

The deadline to apply through Clearing for a place at the University of Central Lancashire will be confirmed in 2023.

Clearing 2022 is now closed. 

Clearing 2022 is now closed.

If you have received an offer from us, we'll send you an email with information about what to do next. Please follow the information detailed within the email carefully.

Log on to UCAS Track to accept your place by clicking the 'Add Clearing choice' button. Enter the course details and institution code (C30).

Once you have your results, you need to check your UCAS Track as early as possible to confirm your applications. You'll automatically be entered into the Clearing process if you are eligible. This may be because you received didn't receive any offers or because you didn't get the results you needed. You will get a Clearing number which is important when you're contacting universities.

You can apply through Clearing by calling your university of choice. Most universities will have a variety of ways to apply. At UCLan, you'll can contact us via telephone, apply online or receive an offer through social media.

International students will not be able to apply through Clearing 2022. International applications for September 2022 entry are now closed. 

If you are an international applicant and need information about CAS, visas or anything else, please visit our international applicants page.

On results day, the phone lines will usually open at 8am. Check back here closer to the time for confirmed opening times.

Entry requirements for courses during Clearing can vary, and are often different to entry requirements during the main cycle. 

If you already have your qualifications, you can view our UCAS Points Calculator to work out how many UCAS points you have. If you don't quite meet the UCAS points for your course, don't worry as there are many different options available to you. Just give us a call when our phone lines are open.

We may still be able to accept you on to the degree course for which you originally applied even if you don’t meet all the conditions of your offer. We'll make these decisions as quickly as possible and will update the status of your application on UCAS Track as soon as we can.

If the University cannot accept you onto your original course choice, we may be able to offer you an alternative course. For example, one of our Foundation Entry courses. If this is the case, we will email you to let you know. You'll also see this on UCAS Track. You must accept or decline the offer via UCAS Track within five days. If you accept it, information about registration will be sent to you and your first choice accommodation guarantee will still stand.

If we're unable to offer you a place, or you decline an offer for an alternative course, you'll be released to take up your insurance place or enter Clearing.

If you've not received all of your results, please don’t worry. You should email the Admissions Team as soon as you receive your missing results. Please indicate clearly that the email relates to missing results in the subject heading. Ensure you include your name and UCAS Personal ID so we can identify your application quickly.

If you've received your examination results and are waiting for a re-mark, please note that this will need to be entered as a priority re-mark. You do not need to contact the University until the outcome of the re-mark is known.

The date for all conditions of your offer to be met and received by the University is to be confirmed in 2023. After this date, decisions on whether or not to accept applicants are at the University’s discretion. They also depend on the availability of places.

If you've met the conditions of your offer, but only if you've not been successful at your first choice, UCAS will notify you that your Insurance Choice place at the University of Central Lancashire has been confirmed. However, check UCAS Track, as your Firm Choice university may have accepted you even with different grades. 

If you'd like to defer entry and start your course in September 2023, please email confirmation to the Admissions Team indicating clearly in the subject line of the message that your enquiry relates to deferred entry. You should also include your full name and UCAS Personal ID.

Similarly, if you're holding an offer for deferred entry and now wish to come in 2023 instead, you'll need to put the request in writing. Remember to quote your UCAS Personal ID, full name, the course name and the reason you wish to change your year of entry. You can email this to to the Admissions Office. We will then consider the request depending on the availability of places.

If you decide not to take up your place at UCLan you can choose to be released into Clearing. This will allow you to seek a place at another institution.

You are able to self-release your place through UCAS track. 

If you decide not to take up your place and no longer wish to study at any university in the UK, then we will need to receive confirmation of this from you in writing. Please email the Admissions Team indicating clearly in the subject line of the message that your enquiry relates to withdrawal of your place. You should also include your full name, UCAS Personal ID and reason for your decision. 

We have accommodation available at all our campuses, once you have confirmed and accepted your place at UCLan, you will be able to make accommodation arrangements.

We guarantee accommodation for all first year students who apply through Clearing.

Please visit our Accommodation page to start researching the accommodation we offer here at UCLan. Here you will also find information about fees, and how to apply. When you apply, make sure you have your UCLan registration number handy. You'll need this at the point of application. Our friendly Accommodation team are also on hand to answer any questions you may have and can be contacted on +44 (0) 1772 892529

For data protection reasons, the University is only able to discuss your situation with you once you provide us with your UCAS Personal ID. This lets us identify your application and ensure we are talking to the correct person.

We do prefer to talk to you personally, but in some cases you might have asked your parents or another third party to ring on your behalf. In these circumstances, the person will need to be registered as the nominated contact with UCAS. We will ask for another form of identification from them, as well as your UCAS Personal ID.

We know going to university is a big decision, especially if you’re not sure which direction to take. That’s where we can help. We have a team of dedicated careers advisors. They're on hand to help you choose a course that's right for you. Simply give our Clearing Hotline a ring when it is open and we’ll be happy to talk you through your options. 

Once you have confirmed and accepted your offer, head over to our Welcome Portal.  Follow the handy checklist to prepare for your arrival. You'll also receive lots of important emails from us over the next few days. So, keep checking your inbox and junk folder for details, and respond as soon as possible. 

If it’s been a few hours since you contacted us, please bear with us. We receive a huge amount of applications during Clearing and our team are busy making their way through the offers as quickly as possible.

Keep checking UCAS Track for details but if you still haven’t received anything from us via email or on UCAS Track within 24 hours, please do get in touch. It may simply be that we have your incorrect personal details and we are unable to send your offer. Please email the Admissions Team clearly stating your name, offer received and UCAS Personal ID number.

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