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Parent’s Guide to University Clearing

Applying through University Clearing

Applying for a course at USW through UCAS Clearing is straightforward. Before making an application, make sure that your son or daughter has the following information to hand:


  • Their UCAS personal ID number (if applicable)
  • A list of their qualifications and grades
  • The course that they are interested in studying


Your son or daughter will be eligible for University Clearing if:

  • They submitted their UCAS application to study at university after 30 June
  • They didn’t receive any offers
  • They have received offers that they do not want to accept
  • On gaining their results, they remain unplaced


1. Have a look at the courses USW has to offer

See our Clearing course tool for the full list of available courses. Make sure your son or daughter researches the course they are interested in – encourage them to look at the module information, entry criteria, additional costs and career information.

 

2. Contact us

If your son or daughter has found a Clearing course that they are interested in, contact us straight away. Our clearing phone line is now closed but you can still ask for advice and contact us here.


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3. Have essential details to hand

Your son or daughter will be asked to provide us with their UCAS personal ID number (if applicable), UCAS Track Clearing number, grades and the course they are interested in studying, so make sure that these are to hand when they call.

 

4. Add the course as a Clearing choice in UCAS Track

If we are able to make your son or daughter an offer, either on the course of their choice or a suitable alternative, we will send them a Clearing offer e-mail with further instructions on what to do next. If the course requires an interview or audition, your son/daughter will be informed when this is likely to take place. If they are successful at interview/audition and we are able to make them an offer, we will send them a Clearing offer e-mail with further instructions on what to do next.

 

5. Book an Online Open Day

We will be holding Online Open Days for anyone who wishes to learn more before starting at USW in September. They are a great opportunity to watch course videos, meet course tutors and watch webinars, hear from students and graduates, learn about our support staff, and find out further details around finances and accommodation.