Clearing and Adjustment Guide
1) Who can apply through Clearing?
You can apply through Clearing if you are holding no offers and have not withdrawn from UCAS, or you did not meet the entry requirements for a conditional offer. Check your Track to determine your current status. If you have not previously applied through UCAS please inform us of this.
2) I want to study at Newman but I did not make the grades required in the offer, what should I do?
If you did not make the grades required in the offer contact Newman as soon as possible on 0121 476 1181 and we will discuss your application.
3) Where can I find information about clearing?
The UCAS website www.ucas.ac.uk will have a list of all courses available at Newman and elsewhere. National newspapers will also have list of vacancies.
4) I've changed my mind about what I want to study - what can I do?
Providing you are holding no offers, you can apply through Clearing in the usual way (see question 1). If you feel the course you are holding an offer on is no longer suitable you can ask to be released by the university with which you are holding an offer. Once you have been released you can apply for other courses, although your choices will be limited to universities and courses with vacancies.
5) How do I apply to Newman University through Clearing?
Contact us directly on 0121 476 1181, and we will give you more information about the course and entry requirements. After discussing your qualifications and requirements we will make a decision about whether we can offer you a place (some courses, such as teacher training, will require you to visit us for an interview). Before an offer can be made you need to refer your application to us online using Track. You must not refer yourself to us unless you have first been told that we would be happy to make you an offer. We will then notify UCAS of your intention to start the course in September.
6) Who can apply through Adjustment?
Each year some applicants pass their exams with better results than expected. This will mean that some will have exceeded the conditions of their firm choice. UCAS has introduced Adjustment for these applicants - it provides an opportunity for prospective students to reconsider where they should, and what they should study.
To be eligible to use Adjustment applicants must have:
- results that have met and exceeded the conditions of their conditional firm (CF) choice and
- had their offer confirmed and
- paid the full application fee.
7) How long is the Adjustment period?
Adjustment is available from A-level results day (16th August 2012) until 30th August 2012.
An applicant's individual Adjustment period starts when their conditional firm (CF) choice changes to unconditional firm (UF).
From this time the applicant has five calendar days to register and secure an alternative course, if they decide this is what they want to do.
If a prospective student wants to try to find an alternative course he or she must register to use Adjustment on the UCAS website, so universities and colleges can view their application.
The Track 'Choices' page shows when an applicant's Adjustment period ends. If they become eligible to use Adjustment less than five calendar days before 30th August, they will have until the 1st September to find an alternative place and have it confirmed by the HEI. For example, if an applicant becomes UF on 29th August they will have two days to complete the process.
8) Who is not eligible to apply for Adjustment?
Applicants are not eligible to use Adjustment if:
- they are confirmed (UF) at their firm choice but did not exceed the conditions of the offer
- they have a confirmed place on a changed course offer
- their original offer was unconditional.
Applicants are not allowed to adjust their insurance choice.
Please note: If you have exceeded the grades required for your offer to study elsewhere, and wish to study at Newman University instead, we will consider your application. However, we cannot guarantee that we can offer you a place on the course of your choice. Please contact Admissions on 0121 476 1181 for further details.
9) Where will I live?
First year students are given priority in the allocation of rooms in the Halls of Residence, although a room cannot be guaranteed. For further details about on-campus or off-site accommodation, please contact Karen Carter on 0121 483 2219 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also find more information about accommodation in the Freshers' section of our website.
10) Can I visit Newman University?
Of course - we'd love to see you! Why not check out one of our Clearing Open Days.
11) Can I apply for finance if I secure a place through clearing?
If you have applied for a course through clearing, there’s still time to get some student finance in time for the start of your course but you need to apply now on the Student Finance England website.
However, the deadline for applications has passed, which means Student Finance England may not be able to work out your full entitlement in time for the start of term.
If this is the case:
- Student Finance England will make sure that you have some student finance available to you as close as possible to the start of your course. You will be initially assessed to work out how much funding you will receive without taking your household income into account.
- Student Finance England will then fully assess your application based on your household income once they have received and processed all the information and evidence required to support your application.
If you have already applied for student finance but your course, university or college have changed due to the Clearing process, you will need to inform Student Finance England of the changes. You can do this quickly and easily by logging into your student finance account and changing your details – even if you applied on paper.
To make sure you are paid your student finance at the start of term, please sign and return the declaration form Student Finance England sent you with your Financial Notification letter. Once you register with your university or college, and they confirm your attendance with Student Finance England, your student finance will be paid into your bank in two to three working days.
Please note that you will not receive any money prior to the course start date. Your Maintenance Loan and any grants due to you are paid directly into your bank account and your Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college.