How to apply

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What you need to know

Clearing is now open and you can apply to us using our web application form. When the Hotline opens on 15 August 2019 you can apply and receive offers over the phone. 

When we open, you need to first check out our available courses (make sure you have your grades to hand when you get in touch too). If you have made a UCAS application this year, have your UCAS number ready too.

If you have the necessary qualifications at the required level, we can take your Clearing application over the phone.

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.


Advisers want to speak to you not your mum, teacher or best friend. Be brave!
Ask questions - this is your chance to find out as much as you can about your new options
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

Get in touch
Get in touch
Clearing Usual opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 5pm or Fridays 9.00am to 4.45pm
Telephone: 01206 873666