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Clearing and Adjustment

Clearing and Adjustment

We’re here to help you with advice and guidance following this year’s A Level grading process.

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Ready to make a difference in this new world?

From July to October 2021, apply for a course through Clearing and build your future here with us. We will have places on a range of courses and are looking forward to welcoming new students next autumn.

You're eligible for Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June 2021
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track

Find out more about Clearing on the UCAS website.

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Adjustment is a chance for you to reconsider where and what to study. If you've had a conditional firm choice accepted, you could potentially swap your place for another course you prefer.

Adjustment is available from A Level results day until the end of August. A lot of competitive courses will be full. But other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped, so it could be worth seeing what degrees in Clearing and Adjustment are available.

Looking at your university options for Clearing 2021?

Whether you get the grades you need or join us through Clearing or Adjustment, there are plenty of reasons to choose Newcastle University.

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