Adjustment is available from A level results day, until 18 August 2021.
If you've had a conditional firm choice accepted – and therefore made into an unconditional firm choice – you could potentially swap your place for one on another course you prefer.
A lot of competitive courses will be full – but other applicants might have missed their conditions or swapped courses.
- You'll see the option to register in Track. Your original firm choice will be safe while you're looking for another – you'll only lose it if you confirm you'd like to go elsewhere and the new university/college adds themselves to your application.
There's generally no vacancy list for Adjustment – you'll need to check course details using the search tool on UCAS and contact admissions offices at unis and colleges to talk about any possible vacancies.
- Tell them you're applying through Adjustment and give them your Personal ID. (They won't be able to see your application unless you've registered.)
- They'll check you've met and exceeded your conditions. (Remember if you contact them on results day there could be a short delay while your application is updated.)
- Talk to them about course vacancies, but be careful to confirm that you're just gathering information at this stage – only verbally agree to an offer with a university or college if you're absolutely sure you want it.
Unlike Clearing, there is no advertised list of Adjustment places. You find a place by calling universities, however, it is the university which adds your choice to UCAS Track, not you. Once you’ve been verbally accepted, most universities will require written confirmation from you that you wish to accept the place (usually via email) prior to entering your choice on Track. You should never allow a university to amend your Track unless you are 100% sure you want to do there.
If you're still unsure how it works, call the university you're interested in today and ask them how the process works and what you need to do. Get rid of all doubts before the results day itself so that you don't waste any crucial time.
Courses for clearing at popular universities:
(Queen Mary) https://www.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/clearing/find-your-course/
(De Montford University) https://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-study/clearing/courses.aspx
(University of East London) https://www.uel.ac.uk/clearing
(Hertfordshire University) https://www.herts.ac.uk/clearing
(Kingston University) https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/clearing/clearing-courses/
(University of Law) https://www.law.ac.uk/clearing/
(University of Leeds) https://www.leeds.ac.uk/clearing/courses?l=uk
(University of Leicester) https://le.ac.uk/clearing2021
(University of Liverpool) https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/results/clearing/courses/
(London Metropolitan) https://www.londonmet.ac.uk/clearing/browse-courses/
(University of Nottingham) https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/clearing/uk/index.aspx
(Royal Holloway) https://royalholloway.ac.uk/studying-here/applying/undergraduate/clearing-and-adjustment/clearing-vacancies/