Studying at university is a big decision for any young person.
In the last few months we have been on university open days, Kian has made first and second choices, got through exam season, made his accommodation choices and is now on the final few stressful days until the results come in.
What happens next?
A-Level & BTech results day is 16th August at school / college.
You will be able to see online at track.ucas.com whether you have a confirmed place at university from 8am on 16th August.
Congratulations – you are in………time to start deciding what you need to take with you or whether you want to defer your place and take a year out!
But what happens if you miss your grades?
If you miss out on your grades and are not offered a place at your first or second choice university, then you can apply for your course via the clearing process.
The evening before A-Level results day (15th August) universities will publish their course vacancies in the national media and online.
Come A-Level results day, if you have no confirmed place at your first or second choice university, students will need to contact universities directly within a week (often via a clearing helpline) to confirm vacancies and see if they will consider an application from them. TOP TIP: have your personal statement and exam results to hand.
Clearing allows you to apply to any university that has vacancies, even if the university rejected you in the initial round of applications. If you are really keen to go and have met their entry requirements, it could be worth getting back in touch.
If you receive a verbal offer from a university they will give you a unique application code number. You can call as many universities as you like and gain multiple offers, however, you can only make ONE clearing application through UCAS Track.
Once you have decided which university you want to go to, select ‘Add Clearing Choice’ on UCAS Track.
Keep checking UCAS until the university confirms your place. If they don’t confirm within 24 hours, you will be able to send in another choice.
Once your place is confirmed you will need to amend your student finance application, apply for accommodation and visit an Open Day.
Good Luck to all those waiting for their results!!
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