UCAS Clearing explained

Here's everything you need to know about UCAS Clearing

What is UCAS Clearing?

UCAS Clearing is an excellent way for you to find and apply for alternative undergraduate degree courses at Glasgow Caledonian University. In Clearing, university degree courses with available places appear on UCAS vacancies. You can use UCAS Clearing to find an alternative course at GCU if you have yet to secure a place at university.

Here are the key UCAS Clearing dates

UCAS Clearing runs after the UCAS application process, from July to mid-September. If you wish to start studying in September then here are the key dates you should take a note of

  • July UCAS officially opens Clearing July
  • Aug Our GCU Clearing Helpline will open 

Is Clearing for me?

UCAS Clearing is for you if...

  • you are making a new UCAS application after 30th June
  • you have not received an offer from any university
  • you have not met the requirements of conditional offers you received

What do I do to use Clearing?

  1. Use the search tool on the UCAS website to find Clearing vacancies. Please note that the online list is updated regularly.
  2. If you see a course that interests you, find out more about the course by visiting our study section or using our UCAS Clearing Helpline .
  3. Once you have found a course you want to apply for, contact us to make sure the place is still available.
  4. Use UCAS to add the Clearing choice to your application and fill in the course details by the date we gave you on the phone.

How will clearing impact my time at university, my degree and my future prospects?

Your experience at Glasgow Caledonian University will be no different to those who did not use UCAS Clearing to study at GCU. GCU is a community where all of us, including you, are working as partners to deliver excellence in learning and an outstanding student experience.

The vast majority of our graduates find work or further study within six months of graduating, and we offer a variety of innovative, specialised courses. The lecturers for your chosen course will have good industry contacts to help you with placements and future career opportunities.

Find out more

Continue to check here for updates on places available through UCAS Clearing. To find out more about the Clearing process, visit the UCAS website.