Final UCAS advice before A Level results day

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With A level results day less than 48 hours away, the UCAS website has all the information that students need to be fully prepared, whatever grades they achieve.

Applicants can log into Track on the UCAS website from 8am to see if their place has been confirmed, or if they are eligible to use Clearing - the system which matches applicants who don’t have a place with suitable vacancies.  

The list of courses with vacancies in Clearing will be live from just after midnight on Thursday morning.

Universities and colleges will be keen to hear from students once they know that they are eligible for Clearing and will be able to verbal offers to suitably qualified students from the morning onwards. Students can make their Clearing choice in Track to accept Clearing offers from 5pm.

Helen Thorne, Director of Policy and Research at UCAS said “There’ll be thousands of courses available in Clearing this year – perhaps in subjects students might not have necessarily considered, and the scheme remains open until the end of September.

“Stay positive and remember to prepare thoroughly before calling universities and colleges for an intelligent discussion about the courses you’re interested in. You’ll find all the information you need about Clearing on”

Last year 495,595 people secured a place at university or college through UCAS, with a record 57,100 being accepted through Clearing.

UCAS advisers will be on hand from 7.30am on Thursday morning to answer questions from applicants, the number is 0371 4680468. Expert advice is also available on Twitter () and Facebook () 

If you don’t get the results you expected (whether higher or lower) and need advice about future options, you might also find it helpful to contact professional careers advisers on the Exam Results Helpline 0808 100 8000. The line is open from 8am on results day.


Notes to Editors:

UCAS is a charity and is the UK’s shared admissions service for higher education. We manage applications from over 650,000 applicants each year for full-time undergraduate courses at over 350 institutions across the UK.

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