Should you find yourself in Clearing, here’s your plan for the day

Just after midnight

You can start looking at Clearing vacancies on You won’t yet be able to see whether you have been accepted by your first or second choice university, but you can start considering your options.


Ucas Contact Centre opens to offer advice and guidance.


Ucas Track opens and Ucas’ social media advisors are available to answer questions. You can log in to see if you’ve been accepted by your first or insurance offers.

Throughout the day

Get yourself on the phone! Spend  the day researching your choices  and calling the universities or colleges that you are interested in going to. Vacancies tend to get snapped up quickly, so the sooner you act, the better.


Clearing choices can be submitted through Track.


The Ucas Contact Centre closes for the day. It reopens on Friday 15 August at 8am.

The Ucas telephone helpline is 0371 468 0468. Alternatively, you can get in contact with Ucas via Facebook at, or on Twitter @ucas_online.

Important diary dates

14 August

A-level, GCE, Diploma, and Irish  Leaving Certificate results published. Clearing course vacancy lists published on Ucas Track. Adjustment opens.

31 August

Adjustment closes.

20 September

The deadline for applications for 2014 entry.

30 September

Clearing closes for 2014 entry.