Clearing and Adjustment
Exceptional opportunities for high achieving students.
The Clearing and Adjustment period has now closed for 2014. It will next open following A level results day in August 2015.
Newcastle University welcomes high achieving students via Clearing and Adjustment each year.
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If you have applied for a degree through UCAS and have been unsuccessful in securing a place, Clearing gives you a second chance.
After A level results day, all universities with spaces available on their degree courses will advertise vacancies - usually on their websites.
You can see if they have any courses that interest you, then phone their hotline to see whether they can offer you a place.
Clearing is highly competitive. If you think you are likely to need to apply through Clearing, it is worth checking university websites in the fortnight leading up to A level results day to find out more about the process and how to prepare.
If you have met or exceeded the conditions of your first choice offer, Adjustment allows you to explore other opportunities. After A level results day, you have several days to consider other courses and universities.
If you've done better than expected in your exams, it's a chance to broaden your horizons and apply to a university that you might have thought you couldn't get into previously.
Universities have information on their websites during the Clearing and Adjustment period explaining what to do next.