Your guide to 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.

All about Clearing

Our top tips for applying through Clearing

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Keep calm and try not to stress

Lots of your peers are now choosing to go through Clearing. If this wasn’t in your original plan, try not to worry and use Clearing to your advantage to help you find a great University place

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Do your research

Make a list of possible Clearing courses and universities you’re interested in ahead of when Clearing opens. This will help you decide on your priorities and know what to look out for once Clearing listings have been published.

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Apply as soon as you have your results

You can apply from 5 July 2023 for Clearing. Remember Clearing works on a first come first serve basis, so if you know what course you want to choose, don’t delay and get your application in.

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Apply online where possible

For an immediate response we recommend applying via our online application form. If you need to make an application over the phone, always phone the university yourself and have your UCAS Clearing number to hand. Universities are unable to discuss your application with anyone else due to data protection, unless, of course, you have a disability that prevents you from doing so.

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Keep an eye on the UCAS Hub

Regularly check the UCAS Hub and the status of your application. Remember, if you refer yourself to Herts on the UCAS Hub, don’t panic if you don’t hear from us as quickly as you'd like to! Our Admissions team will be working very hard to verify results during this busy period.

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Look after your wellbeing

Don’t forget to look after yourself, and get the support you need from family and friends.

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