All about Clearing

We understand that Clearing can be a bit daunting to get your head around, so we’re here to help explain what Clearing is and how it works, as well as offering you top tips and guidance to support you in finding your ideal course.

From 5 July 2024, Clearing will be your final opportunity to apply for a course for September 2024 entry, if you're not already holding an offer from a university, and the course still has places.

You can apply for a course in Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college. You’ll be able to apply to a course if it is still open or has places available.

Clearing opens on 5 July 2024 and closes on 21 October 2024.

From 5 July 2024, you’ll be able to apply via our online application form. Here’s a few pointers on what you’ll need to do:

Step 1

Find a course. It’s always useful to do some research around what courses are available.

If you want to choose a similar course to the one you originally applied for, that’s okay. But sometimes people switch to an alternative course or move to a completely different subject area.

Step 2

Apply to Herts via our online form and get an immediate response.

You’ll need the following information to hand:

  • your UCAS personal ID (you can find this on your UCAS Hub)
  • your email address (it’s best not to use your school or college email address, in case you can’t access it outside of school)
  • details of your exam results (grades achieved and subjects including GSCEs, A levels, T levels, BTECs or any equivalent)
  • details of the course(s) you want to apply for.

Step 3

Add your clearing choice on UCAS Hub.

You’ll need to make a UCAS application if you haven’t already.

If we make you an offer, you’ll need to add the University of Hertfordshire (H36) as your ‘Clearing choice’ on your UCAS Hub. Referring yourself is a simple process and we’ll send you instructions via email to help you do this.