How to apply through Clearing

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Clearing 2022 is now closed

The main application cycle for 2023 is now open. Clearing 2023 will open in July 2023.

You'll submit personal information, such as contact details, alongside qualification details. You'll also get the chance to tell us about any extracurricular activities or work experience you think we might want to know about. If you have any certificates or transcripts of your qualifications, please make use of the document uploader on the online Clearing webform to send these to us with your Clearing application, especially if these are not standard UK qualifications.

Your application then gets sent to our Admissions team and you'll receive further information via email. Simple, right?

How will I find out if I've been offered a place?

We will aim to be back in touch via email within 3 working days of receiving your application. It’s really important to ensure you give us the best email address to contact you on. Check your emails regularly as we may contact you if we need more information before making a decision, or to let you know an interview is required before an offer can be made.

How do I accept an offer?

Fingers crossed we can offer you a place – wahoo! If that’s the case, all the information about what you need to do if you receive a Clearing offer and the next steps will be sent to you via email. If you have applied through UCAS, you’ll need to log in to your UCAS Hub and add Essex as your Clearing choice. This is how:

  1. Log into UCAS Hub.
  2. Find the ‘add Clearing choice’ button.
  3. Enter Essex’s institution code – E70
  4. Enter the four character course code shown in your confirmation email from us.
  5. Celebrate your newfound future at Essex with your favourite dinner!

You can only add one Clearing choice at a time though, so don’t add us until we’ve emailed you confirming that we can make you a Clearing offer.

And if you’re not already in UCAS, no problem! We’ll let you know in your confirmation email what to do next and how to accept your offer.

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Courses in Clearing

Better grades, worse grades, exactly what you were expecting grades. Maybe you just want to change your mind about the course you want to study. - We currently have places available in clearing. Most of our courses are accepting at BCC - CCC or equivalent, but with some flexibility.

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Why choose Essex in Clearing?

Earn £250 by completing the Essex Preparation Programme
You can learn a new language for a year, for free
Free data science courses are available for all students
Essex is top 40 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023)
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