Clearing is the final chance to secure a place at University for entry in September

At Staffordshire University London, we do not believe that Clearing is for students that haven’t made the grade. To us, Clearing is just another way to see your potential.

Some students leave their first decision until the end of the process, others didn’t get the grades they wanted on results day. Whatever the reason that you’re applying at a late stage, we don’t believe the process should be stressful or confusing. This is an exciting part of your life, and you have an important choice to make.

Here you’ll find the common steps that will guide you through the clearing process, as well as frequently asked questions about clearing from students and parents – that also cover the new steps we’re taking in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

See our frequently asked questions for more information.

The five steps of Clearing

Step One

Collect your A-Level/BTEC results.

Step Two

Enter your qualifications and your desired course into our Offer Generator.

Step Three

Submit your details and find out if the course is available for you.

Step Four

If we can offer you a place, start your application online or request a call back from one of our Clearing Experts for more information.

If we can’t offer you a place straight away, call us on 0800 590 830 and find out what our Clearing Experts can do for you.

Step Five

Officially accept your offer and start looking forward to the next stage of your education at Staffordshire University London this September.

Frequently asked questions - Students

You can use Clearing if you apply after 30 June, didn’t receive the right offer for you, or didn’t meet the conditions of your offers.

If you have your exam results but you have no offers, you can use Clearing, it is available from July until September.

If you’re eligible for Clearing, your Clearing number will be on the welcome page and ‘Your choices’ section of Track.

Go to the ‘Your choices’ section of Track and click ‘Add Clearing choice’. Only do this when we confirm that we will offer you a place and you want to accept it.

Fill in the course details by the date you’re given on the phone. This counts as you accepting the offer. So if we confirm it’ll show as an acceptance on the choices page of Track and we’ll send you a confirmation letter.

You can only add one choice at a time, but if the university/college doesn’t confirm your place, you’ll be able to add another.

Track will update once we make a decision on your offer. If you’ve met the conditions of your offer, your place will be confirmed soon.

Frequently asked questions - Parents

Clearing is just another name for an admissions process.

Clearing provides a second chance to find the right course if a student hasn’t received the grades they were hoping for, haven’t met conditions of previous offers, or if they have changed their mind from what they originally chose.

Yes. Over 10% of students come through Clearing every year.

No, Clearing offers are processed in a different way, but once an offer is made and accepted, students treated the same as someone who has accepted prior to the Clearing process.

We are committed to student satisfaction and employability, and our accolades speak for themselves. If you’re still apprehensive, call us on 0800 590 830 where you can speak to our Clearing advisors, and even book a campus tour to experience the University first-hand!

As well as providing moral support, make sure your child has their Clearing number to hand when they’re ready to make a decision. This can be found in the ‘Your choices’ section of Track.