Courses Available for CLEARING
We are taking clearing applications for all published programmes.
Please contact the Admissions Office on 020 7243 4000 for further information.
Finding a college place during clearing can be stressful, but remember, you're not alone.
Thousands of students go through the clearing process each year and there are many excellent courses out there with spaces available during clearing.
When results day arrives, here's what you need to do...
Check UCAS Track
The UCAS Track website is your first port of call.
Log in and check your application status.
Even before you pick up your exam results, the UCAS website will tell you whether your college place has been confirmed or not. Your status will normally appear early in the morning of the 16 August.
When you log in to UCAS track you will be able to see if your place has been confirmed at either your firm or insurance choice college.
Do you have a place?
Congratulations, all you have to do now is pick up your results (you will still need to get these from your school or college) and celebrate!
Don't panic! If your place is not displayed as confirmed on the UCAS track site, pick up your results from your school or college as soon as possible so that you can get started with the clearing process.
Start calling college’s to see what they have to offer if UCAS Track does not indicate that you have a confirmed place on results day.
Who to call
All colleges will have a special telephone number to call during clearing.
Contact details and phone numbers can be found on the UCAS website, in newspaper listings such as the Telegraph and on the college's web site.
+44 (0) 20 7243 4000 is the clearing hotline number for the London College, UCK.
[Our Institutional UCAS ID is: L62]
What will I need?
When you call a college clearing line, you will need:
- UCAS ID Number (this will be displayed on the ‘welcome’ and ‘choices’ pages in UCAS Track)
What to say
When you call, remember to:
- Stay positive and enthusiastic about the course you are interested in.
- Have your results and your UCAS ID Number to hand.
A clearing advisor may take your call when you phone the College. Tell the advisor which courses you are interested in. They may also ask you some questions about your results.
An admissions tutor may take over the call when you have provided the clearing advisor with your initial details. They will assess your suitability for the course.
Lines are usually very busy on results day, so do keep trying.
If you are placed in a queue it's worth waiting till you get through to an advisor.
If the first college you call doesn't offer you a place, don't panic, just keep trying.
There are lots of options available so don't give up!
You may need to think about different subjects or locations.
Try to be open minded, but make sure you choose a place where you think you will be happy.
When will I know if I get a place?
Many colleges will be able to give you a decision over the telephone; others may need to get back to you.
Accepting a course offer
If you choose to accept a clearing offer you will need to visit the UCAS Track website.
Click on the 'Add Clearing Choice' button and enter the institution and course details.
You can only enter details for one choice.
Colleges will normally give you a date by which you must enter these details to be formally considered. To accept a course offer at The London College, UCK you must add the clearing choice within two workings days of the offer being issued.
Make sure you only enter a Clearing choice if the college or college has provisionally offered you a place on the course and you want to accept it.
If you enter a Clearing choice without discussing it with the college, this may delay the progress of your application.
If the college accepts you, the acceptance will be displayed in the 'choices' section of UCAS Track.
UCAS will also send you a letter to let you know your place is confirmed.
This letter - known as a Confirmation letter - will explain whether there is anything else you need to do.
The college or college will also get in touch with you directly about details such as accommodation.
...and that's it...congratulations, you've survived clearing!
Go to a college open day
You may wish to visit the college before making your final choice.
Many colleges hold special clearing open days and campus tours during August and early September for this purpose.