UCAS Clearing and Confirmation 2015

Clearing Helpline: +44 (0)191 40 60 901 

View _clearing _main 

028957 Nu Tribes Humanities 728X90

To find out more about the limited number of places available on our courses please click here.  To be accepted on a degree course you must have a minimum of 300 UCAS points or equivalent. Foundation Courses are accepting applicants with 200+ UCAS points.

Call our Clearing Hotline on 0191 40 60 901 to discuss your individual results. 



In a nutshell, once you have applied to universities and are holding your offers, your results will determine what happens next:


  • 2students _eeCheck UCAS Track for the status of your place.
  • If you have met the conditions of your firm offer – congratulations! You will be able to celebrate your place being confirmed – you don’t need to call your institution; they will send you information about how to enrol. This is Confirmation.
  • If you have not met the conditions of your firm offer and the institution has not offered you a place, but you have enough points for your insurance choice, you will be accepted for your insurance place and UCAS will inform you of this. Your insurance choice institution will send you enrolment information. This is also Confirmation.
  • If you have not met the requirements of your firm or insurance choice institutions, or you have changed your mind about where you want to go or your course, you can enter Clearing.
  • If you have done better than you expected then you can confirm your firm choice, or if you like, apply to another course and/or institution with your higher points. This is known as Adjustment.

We're here to help you, so don't worry is our first piece of advice. You can always contact us on +44 (0)191 40 60 901 if you have any other questions, but we hope that these pages will help you to prepare yourself for UCAS Clearing and Confirmation 2015.

If you're a parent or guardian, we also have some advice for you - we know it can be just as nerve-wracking a time for you as for your child!

Northumbria University Clearing Hotline

Should you have received your results and wish to discuss opportunities at Northumbria University, our team of advisors will be available on +44 (0)191 40 60 901 to talk you through your options.


The hotline will be open:

  • Monday 17 August to Thursday 20 August:  9.00 – 17.00
  • Friday 21 August:  9.00 – 16.30
  • Monday 24 August onwards: 9.00 – 17.00 (Fridays 16.30) – weekdays only

Please make sure you have your UCAS ID and details of qualifications to hand before calling. 

028957 Nu Tribes Law 728X90


Ask Northumbria - Results Q&A

Are you worried about your results? Have questions about the Confirmation and Clearing process? Not yet applied and want to start in September? Don't panic!


UCAS Essentials

Our Essentials section gives you all the information you need to prepare yourself for the final stages of the UCAS application cycle: Adjustment, Confirmation and Clearing.


Additional Qualifications

You may not be aware but Northumbria University accept a number of ‘additional’ qualifications which can be counted towards your UCAS points total*


Clearing Experiences

UCAS Clearing can seem like a really scary and daunting experience but it's actually quite a positive and stress-free process for most students. To help you understand UCAS Clearing and see how positive it can be we asked a number of our students who came to us through Clearing to tell us their experiences.


Fees & Scholarships

For general information about tuition fees and available scholarships and discounts for applicants from the UK or EU