Clearing

What is Clearing?

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What even is Clearing?

A good way to think about Clearing is as your last opportunity to choose a university place for this year (exciting, right?)

So why apply via Clearing?

Well, there’s no simple answer to this. Everyone has their own individual Clearing journey but generally speaking there are four reasons to use Clearing:

  1. You wanted to get your results before making any applications. Patience is a virtue, right? You wanted to wait to get your grades before choosing where to apply.
  2. You just changed your mind. Better grades, worse grades, exactly what you were expecting grades. Maybe you just want to change your mind. You may want to do a different course, study somewhere else, or perhaps you never thought university was for you but now you want to give it a shot.
  3. You didn’t get the grades you’d hoped for. If on results day you open your results and you’re faced with lower grades than expected, don’t panic. If you haven’t met the required grades to have your place confirmed by your Firm or Insurance choices, Clearing is for you.
  4. You got better grades than you’d hoped for. Picture the scene – come results day you open your results and find out that you absolutely smashed it and exceeded your expectations, so now you want to upgrade your university place.

Each year thousands of applicants find their university places through Clearing. We’ve even shared some of our current students’ Clearing stories so hopefully you’ll realise you’re not alone.

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Impatient to join Essex in Clearing?

We currently have places available in clearing. Most of our courses are accepting at BCC - CCC or equivalent, but with some flexibility.

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Why choose Essex in Clearing?

Earn £250 by completing the Essex Preparation Programme
You can learn a new language for a year, for free
Free data science courses are available for all students
Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
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