The word “Clearing” has various meanings. It however takes a totally different connotation when it comes to university admissions in the UK. It is probably the most frantic period in the recruitment process. So what really is “Clearing”?
As we are aware, the UCAS application deadlines for September 2019 undergraduate starts was sometime in January 2019. All students by now must have received their offers, whether firm or conditional, subject to meeting some academic requirements in terms of their results. Not everyone will be able to get the required results and therefore miss out on the course/university of their choice. The universities will also have a number of unfilled seats due to this. Clearing is traditionally a UCAS service that allows the universities to fill those empty spaces and that also gives students without offers an opportunity to re-apply at other universities. Many universities however accept applications directly and students do not necessarily have to go through the UCAS process again. Last year, over 60,000 students through Clearing – within 28 days of A-level results coming out. You can therefore imagine how frantic this period is.
This year, the Clearing period opened on 5th July and will go on till towards the end of September, with some universities accepting applications till October 2019. There are many reasons why you might want to apply for university in Clearing;
The A-level results come out on 15th August this year and students will normally kick into panic mode if they haven’t achieved the required results to get into the university/course of their choice. Firstly – DO NOT PANIC! It is not the end of the world if you did not get the desired results. There will be many options available for you. The key is NOT TO WAIT TILL LAST MINUTE. Remember that there will not be enough time between your results coming out and your course starting. You will still have to apply, get an offer, meet any conditions, pay the fee deposit, submit documents to obtain a CAS, apply for the visa, make travel arrangements and finally fly to the UK and join the university selected.
We have seen students missing out on joining the university in the UK despite having their admission processed on time, only because their finances were not in place in order to meet the visa requirements. It is therefore extremely important for students to make FINACIAL ARRANGEMENTS even before the results day. Does it look like too much stress? Not at all!!!
Allow us to smoothen this process for you. We have the experience in dealing with the Clearing process and will ensure that you get to pursue the course of your choice, at the university of your choice. We provide FREE VISA GUIDANCE and FREE AIRPORT PICK-UP SERVICE IN THE UK* for all our students who join a UK university during this Clearing period. With a presence in the UK, we also make sure that our students are settled well often organise social get-togethers and bring a little bit home to where you are!
VISIT S3 EDUCATION OFFICES NOW – DO NOT WAIT TILL RESULTS DAY! AND IF YOU STILL WANT TO DO SO, ATTEND OUR CLEARING EVENT NEAR YOU AND LET US TAKE THE PRESSURE OF ADMISSION OFF YOU!