Whatever happens on results day, keep calm and have a back-up plan
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Got the results you wanted or higher?
Congratulations! You may now have even more course options available to you through Adjustment.
Lower grades than expected?
Don't worry. You can still apply for other courses through Clearing.
Consider your options
Perhaps you're now considering a different academic path? Take a look at what else is on offer to you.
Course lists are available from the UCAS website and you can find out the entry requirements on most university websites – their Clearing information won't be too hard to find!
Talk to universities
Get your UCAS number ready, contact the university you’re interested in and start asking questions about their available courses.
Their contact details will be displayed prominently at this time of year.
Many universities will offer informal offers over the phone, so get a good selection and consider your options.
Finalise your decision
If you’ve made your decision then don’t forget to finalise it on the UCAS Track website by the deadline given to you by your selected university.
Just add the course details in the 'Add Clearing choice' section of UCAS Track.
If your chosen university have confirmed you onto the course then the 'Choices' page of UCAS Track will show as an 'Acceptance'.
Congratulations – time to start packing!
You can 'Register for Adjustment' on the 'Choices' section of UCAS Track.
If your chosen university have confirmed you onto the course then the 'Choices' page of UCAS Track will then show as an 'Acceptance'.
You’ve done it!
- Research what course you would like to do. Visit UCAS and university websites to find out more.
- Make sure you are in the UK on results day just in case you have to go through Clearing.
- Make sure YOU call the university, not a parent or guardian (except for extenuating circumstances)