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The Essentials of UCAS Clearing, Confirmation and Adjustment

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.
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Every year thousands of students use UCAS' Clearing and Adjustment services. It is an opportunity for you to make changes to your plans if you are not holding any offers or find a new couse or institution if your results are different to what you expected. 

But what can you do to prepare now - whether you're an applicant or a parent/guardian? Get all the facts you need about Clearing, Confirmation, and Adjustment - and make sure you're ready with a clear strategy on results day 2016.

The UCAS Clearing process

The UCAS Clearing process can often be a simple and positive experience for students. Familiarising yourself with what happens on results day can help you feel calmer on the day and secure the best option for you.

Find out about UCAS Clearing

UCAS Adjustment 

Have you changed your mind about where or what course to study? If you receive your results and you have met and exceeded the points you require to enter your first choice course, you may be able to apply to Northumbria through UCAS Adjustment.

Learn about UCAS adjustment

UCAS Clearing - advice for parents and guardians

Help your son or daughter stay calm by working with them to prepare for what will happen if they enter UCAS Clearing on results day 2016.

Find out how to help prepare for Clearing

Confirmation - you're coming to Northumbria!

Prepare yourself for results day and find out why you can relax and get on with celebrating if you have been successful in gaining your place at Northumbria.

How will I know if my place is Confirmed?

UCAS Clearing can be a really positive experience - see what students who joined us through UCAS Clearing said about their experiences and learn more about studying at Northumbria University in Newcastle.

Return to Clearing

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Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in with us in September? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

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