Clearing

Clearing is the last chance for you to secure your place at the University of Plymouth for September 2019 entry

Contact our advisers

+44(0)333 241 6929 

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Call centre opening times

  • Thursday 15 August: 7:00–21:00
  • Friday 16 August: 7:00–20:00
  • Saturday 17 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Sunday 18 August: 10:00–16:00
  • Monday 19 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 20 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 21 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Thursday 22 August: 9:00–17:00
  • Friday 23 August: 9:00–16:00

Who can apply through Clearing?

You will be able to apply through Clearing if you:

  • haven’t met the conditions of your offers
  • haven’t made a UCAS application this year
  • haven’t received any offers (or none that you wanted to accept).

UCAS Clearing advice

Received your verbal offer?

We are delighted that we were able to give you a verbal offer to study with us, your next step is to apply through UCAS Track.

Simply login to UCAS Track, select 'Add Clearing choice' and fill in the course details you discussed with our advisers. Once you have submitted your application, a decision will be made by the Admissions Team as quickly as possible and they will communicate the outcome of your application through your UCAS Track account.

We would encourage you to check your account on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information about your application.

Get prepared by visiting campus

Students who are applying through Confirmation and Clearing will have the opportunity to visit the University of Plymouth by attending our Clearing information day on Sunday 18 August 2019.

Whilst here you can discuss your course with academic staff, tour the campus and the city, speak to support services and arrange your accommodation for September.

Book your Clearing information day place now

Change of heart? Consider your options

Take another look at courses

Even though you might be set on applying for a particular course, Clearing provides a great opportunity for those who might want to explore other course options and new subject areas. Whether you have already made an application or not, it’s worth using the extra time to consider the possibilities.

Full list of course vacancies


Thought about a foundation year?

If you’re unsure whether a new academic direction is for you, or you don’t quite achieve the grades you expect, we provide a wide range of low-entry-tariff degrees with a foundation year that offer a strong basis to help students to perform to their full potential a during a four-year degree.

Adjustment also offers you the chance to find an alternative course or place to study if you do better than you expected in your exams. You will be eligible for Adjustment if you meet and exceed the conditions of your conditional firm choice offer.

Am I guaranteed student accommodation?

We guarantee to offer you a University-managed hall room when you find your place through Clearing at the University of Plymouth.

Student accommodation

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The reality of Clearing as told by you

As September draws near, the prospect of applying to university through Clearing might seem daunting and even stressful to face. Overcoming uncertainty and changing aspirations are just some of the things that students have to tackle during this period.

We’ve interviewed some of our students who secured their place through Clearing – they share how they dealt with the challenges and shed light on the reality of Clearing.


Read our students’ stories

Want all the answers to your Clearing questions in one place?

We’ve compiled a helpful downloadable guide to the essential information you’ll need if you’re thinking of applying through Clearing.

Download Clearing mini guide (PDF)