What is Clearing?
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Step-by-step guide to applying through Clearing

  • Step 1:?Check our?Clearing course finder

    Searching the Clearing course finder will provide you with a list of courses with places available through Clearing.
    Once you've identified which course(s) you’d like to apply for,? contact us to speak to a Clearing adviser to discuss your options and see?whether or not?we can make you a provisional offer for the course.?You can contact us via:

    our clearing hotline on tel: 01902?518 585?? 


    social media channels?


  • Step 2: Be prepared

    In?order to?speed up the process when you speak to one of our advisers it's useful to have?the following to hand:?? 

    ? the details of the course you’re interested in applying for??? 

    ? your personal details, including contact?details?? 

    ? the details of your existing qualifications, including title and?grades? 

    Iif you've got a UCAS?account, we’ll also ask you to provide your?10-digit? UCAS ID number.? 

  • Step?3:?Receiving?an offer?through?Clearing?

    If you meet the Clearing entry requirements for the course you wish?to?study,?our Clearing adviser will confirm?whether or not?we’re able to make you a provisional offer. The details of your offer will be emailed to you.

    ? If you've officially?applied to us?via?UCAS, and have
    ?got a UCAS account?, you'll be able to add the Clearing course via UCAS Track,  selecting ‘Add Clearing Choice’.  

    If you don’t have a UCAS account, we'll send you further information in our offer email on how to apply. For some part-time and postgraduate courses you may be asked to complete a direct application (ie. not through UCAS).

  • Step 4: Meeting conditions on your offer

    Once you’ve officially applied, our Admissions team will confirm what requirements you’ll need to meet in order to have your offer confirmed.

    This might include the following: 

    ? Interview: You may have to sit?and pass?an interview for some of our courses, including?Nursing;?Occupational Therapy and Podiatry. Our Admissions team will provide you with further information on how to book your interview. Interview guidance. 

    ? Portfolio or audition review: You may have to submit a portfolio?of work (eg. for architecture or arts courses) or an audition (eg. for performing arts courses). You will be asked to submit these digitally so that our Admissions team can assess and confirm your offer. 

    ? Evidence of your qualifications: You may have to provide evidence of?your?qualifications. We will ask you to do this by uploading copies via our application portal, e:Vision at:  

    ? DBS/Occupational Health Checks: For our health, education and pharmacy courses, you will be required to complete a discosure and barring service (DBS) and/or Occupational Health clearance check. DBS check FAQs.Our Admissions team will email you with further details. Please make sure that you’re contactable during the Clearing process. If you have any questions or are unsure on anything regarding interviews, conditions or requirements, call our Admissions team on tel: 01902 323 505.

  • Step 4: Find out more

    Book your place on one of our open days, campus tours?, or Clearing Q&A events to find out more about the?University.

  • Step 5: Get Set!

    We realise the last 18 months have been challenging and we’re here to support you with starting your course in September. Get set with our useful information, advice and guidance on how to prepare for university. 

  • Step 6: Enrol?on your?course?

    Once you’ve?passed all the?conditions for the course you’ve applied for in Clearing,?you can officially enrol on your course through our?application portal, e:Vision?, at:

    You can complete?the enrolment process?up to 6 weeks before the start of your course.?
    If you’re having difficulty enrolling, give us a call on tel: 01902 518 585 

Clearing Basics

Monday 5th July- Monday 9th August (excluding weekends): 9am-5pm 

Tuesday 10th August: 7am-7pm 

Wednesday 11th August: 8am-7pm 

Thursday 12th August: 9am-6pm  

Friday 13th August: 9am-6pm  

Saturday 14th August: 9am-5pm  

Sunday 15th August: 10am-2pm  

Monday 16th August-Friday 24th September: 9am-5pm 

Clearing is a period where universities fill the remaining places on their courses. It is an opportunity for people to apply late into the summer months to start university in September. 

You can apply through Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June
  • you've previously applied but didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept) on UCAS
  • you've previously applied but didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track

Some of our courses, such as part-time routes and postgraduate courses, do not require you to apply through UCAS and adhere to the guidelines set by UCAS. However, we continue to recruit to these and you can either apply directly through our website or contact us through our Clearing channels.


Clearing opens on 5 July 2021 and you can contact us here at the University to discuss applying through Clearing.  

  • If you're studying a Llvel 3 qualification (eg. A-levels) you will likely receive your results on 10 August 2021 (results day). This is the day we have extended phone line hours and you can contact us if your results were not as expected. 
  • If you already have the results of your qualifications or exam results, you can contact us from 5 July. 
  • If you have an offer at another university (conditional or unconditional) but have changed your mind and would like to apply to us, you can decline your place under UCAS track. We advise that you contact us regarding an informal offer before you do this. 

Officially, Clearing will end on the 19 October 2021. 

If you apply to us after the 30 June 2021 (the last standard UCAS application deadline date) for an undergraduate course (not including part-time), you will be applying through Clearing. 

If you have applied to us before the 30 June but have not received any offers, then your UCAS Track account will tell you if you are eligible for Clearing. 

Our list of available courses in Clearing will be published via the UCAS search tool from the 5 July. 

All other courses such as part-time or postgraduate courses will be listed and available via our course pages across our website. You can use our course finder to look for these. 

Some courses which have places remaining will reduce their entry criteria during Clearing. This does not apply to all courses; therefore, you will need to contact us from 5 July to discuss your options. 

If you are applying for student finance for the first time, you will need to apply through the Student Loans Company via Student Finance England as soon as possible for a student loan to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. The initial deadline will have passed but your application will still be processed. 


If you already applied for student finance, but changed your course and/or university through Clearing, you will need to advise the Student Loans Company as soon as you have confirmed your choice and register with Student Finance England. 

Then Clearing could be for you! Don’t worry – there are many other people who are in the same situation.

The best way is to contact universities yourself directly. Make a list of the universities and courses you’re interested in, and start making calls.

The University of Wolverhampton Clearing hotline will open on  
Monday 5th July. Tel: 01902 518 585. 

You’ll speak to a trained operator who will let you know if the course you're interested in still has places available.

If it does, the operator will help you apply, or put you in touch with someone from the right department who can give you more information.

If the course isn’t available, or if you don’t meet the entry criteria, the operator may recommend an alternative course, or the course you originally wanted plus a foundation year.

Not at all. The Clearing period is a very busy time for universities across the country, and if you don’t get through immediately, you’ll need to be patient while you wait. Don’t worry – it will be well worth your time, once you’ve signed up to your life-changing course! 

Being positive and deciding which courses you are interested in is a great start. If you make a list of universities, courses, and contact details, you’ll be ready to start calling as soon as the time comes. 

Please be patient.
We know Clearing is a busy, exciting, nerve-wracking time for students. 
We want to reassure you and provide the great, award-winning service you deserve. Sometimes the hotline can be very busy. We’d love to speak to every caller straight away, but ask that if lines are busy that you keep trying. 

If you can’t contact us by phone, you can also contact us by social media or live chat.  

Yes. There’s no age limit for using Clearing. 

Clearing Admissions Questions

Yes. You can release yourself from any offer you already have in your UCAS Track.  

You can only put one Clearing offer into UCAS Track at a time, but if the university doesn’t confirm your place, you can add another instead. 

You’ll want to call the universities to ask them to confirm the status of your application.  

Go to the welcome page and Your Choices section of UCAS Track. If you are eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will appear there. 

If you are eligible for Clearing and you have been given a Clearing offer that you want to accept, sign in to your UCAS Track, go to ‘Next Steps’, and fill in the option where you are offered to ‘Add a Clearing Choice.’ 

A Clearing offer will be open for as long as there are places left available on the course, or until the Clearing period ends. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis.  

No, you’ll start your course on the same date as the other students. 

If you haven’t yet applied through UCAS you can apply through ClearingIt’s best that you contact us and we’ll confirm further information on the application process. 

No – you won’t be able to officially apply for a course through Clearing if you’re holding an offer from another university. You will need to turn this offer down in UCAS Track before you can go through Clearing. 

Please do bear with us. Clearing is very busy time for our Admissions team. You can be assured that we’re processing applications as quickly as possible and therefore as long as you’ve provided all the conditions required for your chosen course, your offer will be updated asap. 

If your new course is open in Clearing and you meet the requirements then please contact Admissions via a help call using the e:Vision portal. You will need to state your ID number, the course you’re currently holding an offer on and the new course you’d like to be considered for. 

Clearing: After You’ve Applied

You can still apply for accommodation at the University of Wolverhampton. Visit our Accommodation page to learn more.  

That will depend on the university you apply through, how much accommodation they have, and how many spaces are still available. Be proactive, and do some research as soon as you receive your offer – or even before. 

You can still apply for Student Finance if you’ve applied for a course through Clearing. You will need to call your relevant Student Finance organisation. Make sure that you have all paperwork and identification to hand as it will help speed up the process. 

England:?0300 100 0607?/? 
Scotland:?0300 555 0505?/? 
Wales:?0300 200 4050?/? 
Northern Ireland:?0300 100 0077?/? 

If you’ve applied for Student Finance already, you must let them know if you have changed courses, your frees have changed, or if you have changed institutions. You can login to your Student Finance account to make these changes. 

We will let the relevant student finance organisation know that you have confirmed your enrolment which will then trigger your first payment.