How to apply through clearing

Step 1 - Plan now

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Research course options in advance

A keyword search on our Coursefinder will show any courses similar to the one(s) you want to study.

You don’t have to apply for the subject you originally applied for though. You may want to consider joint degrees or a completely different subject - you may find that you have done really well in one of your subjects and feel like you would like to follow this area rather than your original - so think outside the box!

Undergraduate Course Finder for Entry 2017

Step 2 - research your options

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Do your research.

Have a look at the course and university you’re interested in online, including the module lists.

This will allow you to ask questions when you’re talking to the admissions tutor and shows your interest.

Step 3 - Check our clearing and adjustment vacancies

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Browse what's available

Our clearing vacancies will be listed on our website with information to help you make the best of the clearing process.

Vacancies will be updated throughout the clearing period from July 2017. You should ensure that you can satisfy the subject requirements for any of the courses for which you decide to apply.

Step 4 - Talking to us

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Talking to us

Be prepared to talk about your qualifications and grades including GCSEs. Ask questions; Admissions tutors want you to find out as much as you can to make sure it is the right course for you.

Having a copy of your personal statement in front of you, as a reminder to why you wanted to study a specific subject in the first place, is useful.

Step 5 - Getting your decision

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Confirming decisions through UCAS

If having considered your application we are able to offer you a place we will contact you by phone or email.

For students who are accepted you will find it helpful to visit our New Students website. This includes information about accommodation and starting your course at Queen's.

New Students

Clearing questions

FAQs about Clearing

Adjustment Questions

FAQs about Adjustment