Clearing is a service available between July and September, but for most people it is used immediately after A level results are published on Thursday, 16th August. It helps applicants who have not secured a place at university or college, for whatever reason, to find places on university courses.
Manchester Metropolitan University’s Clearing helplines are open until the middle of September or until we no longer have vacancies.
Universities or colleges may have places available through Clearing for a number of reasons; it may be a subject for which there is a shortage of applicants nationally, additional places may have been allocated to the course late in the application cycle, applicants holding places may have withdrawn or it may be a new course which has only recently become available.
Call our clearing helpline on 0161 247 3000. Alternatively check the UCAS website for listings of courses available in clearing at all institutions. You can also check out the subject areas page of the Clearing website.
There are times, particularly on Results Day, when although we can take your initial enquiry, we may need to ask an academic staff member to call you back if the subject area is very busy. If you are in this situation, please be patient with us, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you call the Clearing Helpline again you may duplicate your enquiry which can cause confusion.
This only applies if we have said we will call you back. If you are cut off for any reason before this, please do call us back.
Yes, you can apply for any course with vacancies that you’re interested in. However, think about your options carefully before accepting an offer.
There is not a limit on the number of universities you can contact. However you can only in the end accept one clearing offer.
It could be, yes. We will want to discuss your application and qualifications with you, not with your parents, advisers or friends. Vacancies can be filled extremely quickly so if you’re not around at the start of Clearing, places on your chosen course may have gone to other people.
No, and in some cases, they might be raised if demand is high so think carefully before making any decisions about your choices.
Don’t worry – if you have met all the conditions then your place will be confirmed in due course, and will be shown on UCAS Track. Find out more.
Even if you didn’t meet the conditions your university may still accept you.
Check the status of your application on UCAS Track to find out if your University has confirmed your place.
If you need to speak to an advisor about confirming your application at Manchester Metropolitan University, you can call our Confirmation line on 0161 247 2931. Please make sure you have your Manchester Metropolitan University ID number to hand when you call us.
For more information, advice and guidance, visit the UCAS website.