How Clearing Works

Clearing is an ideal way for you to find a place on one of Abertay's undergraduate courses starting September 2019

When can you use Clearing?

If you sat exams in a previous year so you already have your results, you can apply through Clearing from 5 July 2019. If you’re waiting for your exam results in August, you can only apply through Clearing once you have them.  Clearing continues at Abertay until we have no more places left.

How do you apply through Clearing?

Applying through Clearing is quick and easy – but the process varies slightly depending on whether you're registered with UCAS or not.

If you’ve applied through UCAS

If any of the following apply to you, you can go through Clearing to secure a place with us starting this September:

  • You've not received any offers.
  • You've declined all offers or not responded by the due date.
  • You've not met the conditions and your offers haven't been confirmed (if you've not achieved the required grades, for instance).
  • You've declined a changed course, a changed date of entry and/or changed point of entry offer.
  • You applied for one course, which has been declined or unsuccessful and you've paid the full £23 fee.
  • UCAS received your application after 30 June, 2019. If they received your application after this date, they will not send it to any universities and colleges.

When you have your exam results

When you have your results and choose the course you'd like to apply for, contact our Clearing team on +44 (0)1382 308080. You’ll need:

  • Your UCAS personal ID and Clearing number (if you have one).
  • The title and UCAS code of the course you're interested in.
  • Your qualifications and grades.

We'll have an honest conversation about your qualifications, and if we think we may be able to consider offering you a place on the course, we'll ask you to fill in our online application form and upload your qualifications. We’ll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. Remember, you can only do this when you have all your exam results.

What happens if we make you an offer?

Once you receive an offer from us that you’d like to accept, note down the full title of the course and UCAS code. You must then add Abertay as a clearing choice in UCAS Track. You can do this by selecting the ‘Add a clearing choice’ button using the course code and institution code for Abertay (our institution code is A30). We’ll confirm and then your offer and status will appear as Unconditional Firm with Abertay University. Sometimes this won’t show right away – don’t worry, you still have your offer.

If you’ve not applied through UCAS

If you’ve not gone through UCAS at all you can apply directly with to us by filling out our online application form and uploading your qualifications. You can only do this if you already have your exam results. Do this now if you have them and get ahead of the queue. If you’ll only get your results in August, you’ll have to wait till then.

Before you do, call our Clearing team on +44 (0)1382 308080 who can advise you whether your application is likely to be successful.