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Wednesday 23 November, 2pm - 7pm

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Clearing is how we fill any places we still have on our courses. It's an ideal way for you to find another course. 

What is Clearing?

Clearing runs from early July and helps prospective students without confirmation of their firm or insurance choices, and those who apply late, to find courses where places are still available.

Upcoming UCAS deadlines

25 February
UCAS extra opens
4 May
Deadline for applicants to accept one firm and one insurance offer.
Start of Clearing process for those who have not yet secured a place.

If you have applied through UCAS this year but have not gained a place or have declined your offers, you may be eligible for Clearing. Specifically you may wish to use Clearing if any of the following applies:

  • You may not have achieved the exam results you needed to take up a conditional offer of a place on a course and have been rejected by your firm and insurance institutions
  • You may have changed your mind about the subject or career path you wish to pursue and have asked your firm institution to release you into Clearing.
  • You may have made a late application to start your studies this year, after the UCAS application deadline of 30 June, or not applied through UCAS at all - as such you are immediately entered into Clearing.
  • You have met or exceeded the conditions of your original offer and now wish to be considered for a course at Birmingham City University - this is known as Adjustment. Get further information on how to register for Adjustment.

Not applying through UCAS?

The UCAS Clearing process is a specific process for finding places on full-time undergraduate courses. However, you may also wish to consider Birmingham City University's range of other courses - part-time, postgraduate and professional.

Further information about Clearing and Adjustment is available on the UCAS website.