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We're here for you

Worried you might not get the exam results you need? Or have you changed your mind about your university choice or course? Don't panic we're here to help.

Each year thousands of applicants find university places through Clearing, so you're not alone. 

Clearing is an ideal way for you to find a place at university if you haven’t met the conditions of your offers, or would like to shop around and see what other options are available. It's your final chance to grab a spot with us at Essex this year.

If you already have your exam results, you can use Clearing from July. You’ll know you’re in Clearing if your UCAS track status says ‘You are in Clearing’. 

is Clearing?

Your chance to grab a place at University even if you haven't applied yet, or had any offers
A way for you to find a course when your exam results haven't gone according to plan
A chance to change your mind and switch to a different course or University
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You can enter Clearing if...
  • You don't get the exam results you need to be accepted by your firm or insurance choice university
  • You get the exam results you need to be accepted, but want to explore other university options available to you 
  • You haven't made a UCAS application this year and want to be considered for October 2018 entry
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