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Who is Clearing for?

Clearing is an exciting opportunity to create a change in your life for the better – no matter how it is you came to be here. It's a chance to change your direction, and we're here to facilitate that.
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Ocean didn’t get the grades she expected

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Jemma got a uni place and changed her mind

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Keman applied directly through Clearing

Dates to remember

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5 July

If you’ve already got your grades, you can apply through Clearing from this date

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6 August

Applicants with Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) results can apply

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15 August

A-Level and BTEC Results day! Your UCAS Hub will show your application status and will let you know if you are in Clearing

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21 October

Last chance to add a Clearing choice to UCAS Hub

Follow our top tips

We’re here to guide you through Clearing, so you can focus on your exciting future at Herts. Following our top tips will help make the Clearing process a breeze.

Don’t stress

Don't worry if Clearing wasn't part of your original plan. It’s a great opportunity to find a university place. Last year 40,000 did it, so can you.


Do your research

Make a shortlist of universities and courses you're interested in before Clearing opens. Think about your priorities so you’re set to make decisions.


Apply as soon as you can

Clearing is first-come first-served, so apply early (online or by phone) from 5 July, or as soon as you can on 15 August if waiting for results.


Be flexible

Clearing is an opportunity to explore new possibilities. Stay open-minded and look at courses and universities you hadn't previously considered.


Look after your wellbeing

It's natural to feel anxious around results day. Take care of yourself and seek support from your family and friends when needed.


Celebrate your achievements

Celebrate what you've accomplished so far. Embrace the excitement of the future ahead, knowing every step is getting you closer to your dreams.


Be supportive

Clearing can be stressful for some students. Supporting and encouraging your child, regardless of the outcome, will make all the difference.


Stay informed

Take the time to understand the ins and outs of Clearing. Join our online Clearing session on 13 June to find out everything you need to know.


Let them take the lead

Weigh up the pros and cons together, offering advice and guidance as you go. Empower your child to make their decision and trust their judgment.


Help them prepare

Help gather the necessary documents and give them tips on what to say in emails or on calls. Any practical tasks will boost their confidence.


Stay positive

Clearing isn't a setback — it's a chance to find the perfect university course. Those who go through Clearing often feel more confident and resourceful.


Celebrate their achievements

No matter what happens. Whether they land their dream course or take a different route. Recognise their hard work and resilience.


We understand that Clearing can be a bit daunting so we’re here to help answer your most frequently asked questions.

View our course pages to learn more about entry requirements. But remember, during Clearing we're able to take a flexible approach to admissions, considering each application on an individual basis.

You'll receive an email from us within 48 hours of submitting your application, but it could be sooner. Make sure to add to your contact list to prevent emails from being flagged by spam filters or ending up in your junk folder.

Once you receive an offer from us, we'll email you with the next steps on how to accept it. We recommend choosing Herts as your UCAS Clearing choice as soon as possible to secure your place and proceed with your accommodation application. If you do not select us as your Clearing choice before the deadline stipulated in your offer email, it may result in us being unable to confirm your place.

Once Clearing opens, courses that are in Clearing will be clearly identified on the subject and course pages on our website. You can also sign up to receive an email notification once our Clearing courses are released.

Absolutely! You can still submit an application for on-campus accommodation if you apply through Clearing. You will be guaranteed accommodation if you meet the application deadlines and subject to personal needs.

You can still apply for student finance to fund the course if you apply through Clearing. If you have already applied for student finance but your course or university changes, you will need to update your student finance account to reflect this. Find out more information and how to apply for Student Finance via the website.

We offer a range of non-repayable scholarships that celebrate academic achievements and your unique talents. Our bursary scheme is also here to help with university expenses. Find out if you’re eligible here

We’d love you to explore our campus! You can book a campus tour, or keep an eye on our undergraduate events page for a range of opportunities to visit.

If you have any questions around Clearing, you can contact our team. Select ‘Home Admissions’ from the drop-down.

You can also book a 15-minute 1-2-1 Clearing enquiry call, or register a space at our Clearing Online Open Day.

International applicants can apply directly to Herts, so don't need to go through clearing. Apply online.

If you have any International queries in the meantime, you can contact our International team via email, or by phone +44 (0) 115 824 2657.