The Clearing and Adjustment Process 2012
What is Clearing and is it for me?
Clearing is a service run by UCAS to help people without a university place find a suitable higher education course.
This could include you if:
* You applied after 30 June 2012 or
* You were unsuccessful with your original application or
* You didn't meet the conditions of the offers you accepted or
* You turned down all the original offers that you were offered
UCAS sent an advisory letter on Clearing to every applicant in July.
If you are eligible for Clearing an 'Add Clearing choice' button will appear on your Track 'choices' screen which you can use to apply for a course. Your Clearing Number is displayed on the 'welcome' page and 'choices' page in Track.
There is a process for applying through Clearing. Read through the UCAS guidance on what you need to do to find out more.
What to do now?
If you are looking for a place through Clearing you should find out as much information about course and the universities you are interested in as possible. Remember that courses with the same UCAS code can vary in both content and structure between institutions so make sure that you know exactly what the course can offer.
Visit the University of Leeds vacancy page
2012 Telegraph step-by-step guide -advice from the Telegraph
How to be one step ahead - tips from the Guardian.
(external websites - the views represented do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Leeds.)
Find out which courses have vacancies. Official vacancy lists are published on the UCAS website. You can also search Clearing live on the Telegraph. You don't have to stick to the subject choices you made originally - there may be other areas which might suit you better.
What is Adjustment?
UCAS introduced Adjustment for applicants who pass their exams with better results than expected. The Adjustment provides an opportunity for you to reconsider where and what to study so that you can apply for an alternative course asking for higher grades than your CF choice.
You will be eligible for adjustment if
- your results have met and exceeded the conditions of your conditional firm (CF) choice
- you have paid the full application fee (£22 for 2012).
You need to register for adjustment so that we can see your application. For further information on the adjustment process and to check you’re eligible, visit the UCAS website.
Your individual Adjustment period starts on 16 August or when your conditional firm (CF) choice changes to unconditional firm (UF), whichever is later. From this time you have a maximum of five calendar days (five 24 hour periods, including Saturdays and Sundays) to register and secure an alternative course, if you decide this is what you want to do. Your adjustment period will end after 5 calendar days or on Friday 31st August, whichever is sooner.