Clearing 2019

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Clearing is open and you can apply and receive offers by calling us on 01206 873666 or via our web form below.

Before making your application, make sure you have your grades to hand. If we're not able to make an immediate offer, your application will be passed to an Undergraduate Admissions Selector and you will then receive a decision from us via email or by phone. 

Please note that Clearing for 2019 is now closed to international applicants. 

You will need...
  • Our Clearing Hotline number: 01206 873666
  • Your UCAS number
  • Your grades (A-levels, AS-levels, GCSEs and equivalent)

Hotline opening hours

Day Opening hours
Thursday 15 August 8am - 8pm
Friday 16 August 8am - 8pm
Saturday 17 August 10am - 4pm 
Sunday 18 August 10am - 2pm 
Monday 19 - Thursday 22 August   8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 23 August 8.30am - 4.45pm
Monday 26 August (bank holiday) Closed

From Tuesday 27 August onwards normal opening hours will resume:

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 4.45pm.


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Check we have made you an offer before you add us as your Clearing choice on UCAS Track
Make sure you have read your offer email to find out next steps
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Accepting your offer 

To accept our offer, you must add Essex as your Clearing choice in UCAS Track

  1. Log in to UCAS Track
  2. Find the 'add Clearing choice' button
  3. Enter Essex's institution code - E70
  4. Enter the four character course code shown in your confirmation email from us

 Please don't add Essex as your Clearing choice until you've received our email confirming that we are making you a Clearing offer.

If you're not already in UCAS, then don't worry, we'll let you know in your acceptance email what to do next and how to accept your offer.

Changed your mind?

If you decide that you're no longer interested in studying at Essex it's really important that you let us know as soon as possible, so that we can offer your place to another applicant. Please email us at


Information about how to apply for accommodation will be in your confirmation of an offer email. You are guaranteed accommodation if you apply before Friday 23 August at 11.59pm. If you apply after this time, we will place you on a waiting list and allocate you a room as soon as possible.

 Alternatively you can arrange your own private accommodation through SU Homes.


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