Clearing

Clearing is the period when universities advertise the remaining places on their undergraduate courses. Sign up for updates on places at the University of Sussex below.

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What is UCAS Clearing and Adjustment?

UCAS Clearing is the period during summer when universities advertise remaining places on undergraduate courses.

You can apply for a Clearing place if you want to study at university, but are not holding an offer.

You can contact universities to try and secure a Clearing offer. You need all your exam results before you can enter Clearing.

Find out more about Clearing

If you get better results than expected and want to explore other vacancies despite having secured a place at your firm choice university, you can apply through a process known as Adjustment.

Find out more about Adjustment

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How do I apply through Clearing or Adjustment?

Call our Clearing Team on +44 (0)1273 678416 for information about places through Clearing or Adjustment.

Who can apply?

You can use Clearing if you:

  • applied for courses through UCAS
  • are not holding any offers
  • have all your examination results

You are also automatically entered into Clearing if you apply late for your course (after 30 June).

If you’ve been accepted at another university but want to come to Sussex, call our Clearing team to discuss your options.

If you applied for a course at Sussex and were unsuccessful, but you now meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, you can also apply through Clearing.

When does Clearing start?

Clearing starts from July onwards (or as soon as you have all your qualification results). Adjustment doesn’t start until A-level results are published in August.

Find Sussex courses you can apply for through Clearing on our website from July. Call our Clearing Team on +44 (0)1273 678416.

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