Confirmation and Clearing
Since joining Plymouth University through Clearing, Ambalica Joyce has become a course rep and student ambassador.

Clearing hotline


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Call our friendly Clearing hotline on +44 1752 585858

We will help you find available course places and let you know if you are eligible to apply.

Opening times

Date Times
Thursday 14 August 8.00am - 8.00pm
Friday 15 August 8.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 16 August 11.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday 17 August 11.00am - 3.00pm
Monday 18 August 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 August 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 22nd August 9.00am - 4.00pm


If your results are not what you expected, and you no longer hold an offer with a university, but still wish to study with Plymouth University this September, you may be eligible for Clearing. Your UCAS Track status will notify you if applicable, so check the UCAS website.

Step 1: Check that there are vacancies on the course of your choice. Our vacancies list will be available here from 8.00am on Thursday 14 August.

Step 2: Check that you meet the minimum entry requirements for the course. If you do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may be able to find an alternative route through one of our partner colleges (listed under our schools). Please contact the partner college directly for their course vacancies and entry requirements. 

Step 3: If you meet the minimum entry requirements, call our Confirmation & Clearing Hotline on +44 1752 585858 to register your course application interest.  Please have the following to hand:

  • Your UCAS number and/or Clearing number
  • Your level 3 qualification results, i.e. A Levels, BTEC, IB
  • Your GCSE Maths, English and Science grades 

If you cannot call us now, complete our simple call me back form and we will call you back.

Step 4: If you are eligible and a space is available, you will be advised accordingly by the Hotline staff and a verbal offer made to you. You will then need to submit an application via UCAS Track within 24 hours of the verbal offer being made using the institution code (P60), the course code and by selecting the ‘Add Clearing Choice’ button. 

Once we have received your application, it will be processed and the outcome communicated by the next working day. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and we do reserve the right to decline your application if the course is full or an application is received after 24 hours. We therefore encourage you to make your application as soon as possible after receiving your verbal offer. 

You must telephone the University to find out whether we can make you an offer before referring yourself through UCAS Track.

If you don’t have access to your UCAS Account, you can phone the UCAS Customer Services on 0871 468 0468.

You can only enter details for one course choice. Only enter a Clearing choice if you want to accept the course that we offer you. Only once you have made your application, can we confirm your place.

Step 5: Once we have accepted you, we will send you enrolment information by email or post.


Please check your course place on our portal to see if your place has been confirmed (live from 8.00am on Thursday 14 August). If your place has been confirmed, there is no need to contact the University as well. Information welcoming you to the University will then be sent to you.

If your place has not been confirmed, then call our Confirmation & Clearing Hotline on +44 1752 585858 to find out about the current status of your application. If you are awaiting GCSE results, DBS or Occupational Health assessments, this will affect your status and your place will not be confirmed until you meet all the conditions of your offer.

You can also check your accommodation status (live from 8.00am Thursday 14 August) and get more information about how to pay your deposit for halls.

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Here to help - students on campus

Clearing Information Day, Sunday 17 August

If you are still deciding where to study, or just want to look around the University before you start this September, your Information Day will give you a great insight into what life with Plymouth University is like.

11.00am – 3.00pm, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. Why not stay with us the night before?

Clearing Information Day

Top tips for Clearing and Adjustment success

When I went through Clearing I thought it was the end of the world - I assure you, it most definitely is not. I think it's important to just stay calm, be organised and on top of things and everything will be fine in the end!

Nikki Lam, Plymouth University student helping on our Clearing Hotline 2014

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Induction and enrolment

Once your place has been confirmed, visit our induction pages to download your induction schedule and documentation.

Induction and online enrolment