Our guide to Clearing
Clearing is a service you can use to find courses with vacancies if you've applied late, or your results are not as expected. You can apply for courses at West Herts College through Clearing.
Clearing is available from July to September. You can use it from July if you already have your exams results but no offers, and from results day if you had conditional offers but your exam results didn’t go to plan.
If you haven’t already applied, you can do so on the UCAS website. You will need to complete the application as normal, but won’t be able to add course choices. Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll receive a welcome email with your Clearing Number.
You’ll know you’re in clearing if your Track status says ‘You are in Clearing’ or ‘Clearing has started’. You can use the UCAS website to search for courses, or you can get in touch with us directly on 01923 812345 to find out your best options and what courses we have available.
Once we’ve confirmed that we’re happy to offer you a place, head back to the UCAS website and click ‘Add Clearing Choice’ then fill in the course details with the information you will have been given over the phone. This counts as you definitely accepting the offer, so once we confirm it’ll show up as an acceptance on the choices page of Track and UCAS will also send you a confirmation letter.