Preparation for Clearing and Adjustment 2015


The UMASS team would like to wish the best of luck to our members who are preparing for A2 level exam results tomorrow.

For those of you holding offers at Manchester you can find out all about next steps on the University website.

After you receive your A level results on Thursday, the first thing you should do is check your status on UCAS Track. If your place has been confirmed, there’s no need to call us. We will contact you shortly with details on how to register and prepare for the new academic year.

If you don’t get the grades you need for your firm or your insurance choice, don’t worry – you will be entered into clearing and can search for vacancies through the UCAS website. Vacancies are also advertised by The Telegraph and directly on university websites. UCAS has some good advice in this blog post about how to tackle results day.  Adjustment and clearing places available at The University of Manchester will be posted on our website tonight. If you do better than you expect in your A Levels, you may be eligible for Adjustment. You’ll need to register for this in UCAS Track so that universities can see your application. Further details of the process can be found on the UCAS website.

If you are entering clearing and adjustment you should think carefully about what course you would be interested in studying and where the university is located. You should be prepared to phone the university yourself and make sure you have your UCAS ID and A Level grades handy – check you meet the entry requirements before you call. If you are offered a place, the admissions staff at the university will advise you what you need to do.

Remember that you will not be able to add any clearing choices on UCAS until after 5pm.  Dr Michael Sanders, Director for Admissions and Recruitment in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, provides advice about adjustment during the clearing process in this linked article in The Guardian.

Once again, good luck for exam results for all UMASS members who are applying for university this year and also for the year ahead, whatever you end up doing.  Please do keep in contact with us during the confirmation and clearing period via Twitter – it will be great to hear about your experiences of A level results day.