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What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process by which prospective students, who currently don’t hold any offers, can find university courses with available places.

How does Clearing work?

Clearing is run by UCAS in tandem with universities and colleges that have course places available through Clearing. 

If you are eligible to apply for courses through UCAS Clearing, you will receive a message on your UCAS Track account which states ‘you are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’. 

Clearing is the final opportunity for applicants not holding a place to be considered by providers who have places available.

UCAS Clearing opens from July until September each year. More information about the Clearing process can be found on the UCAS website


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University of South Wales, Pontypridd Campus.


You are eligible to apply for courses through Clearing if:

1. You submitted your UCAS application after 30 June

If you submitted your UCAS application after 30 June, you will automatically entered into Clearing.


2. You submitted your UCAS application before 30 June

If you didn’t receive any offers from any of your UCAS application choices, you will automatically entered into Clearing. If you did receive offers but you decline these, you will automatically be entered into Clearing.


3. You failed to meet the entry requirements of your firm and insurance offers

If you failed to meet the entry requirements of your firm and insurance offers, check your UCAS Track account first to see if you’ve still been accepted or if you’ve been offered an alternative course. Following receipt of your results, if your place hasn’t been confirmed you will automatically be entered into Clearing.

If you are interested in applying for a course through Clearing, the USW Clearing course tool shows what you can study at the University of South Wales. 

Clearing tends to be busy immediately after exam results are released. If you are eligible to apply for a course through Clearing, you are encouraged to contact us at the earliest opportunity to discuss your application. Popular courses tend to be filled early on.