Our Clearing hotline (0800 917 5923) opens at 8am, Thursday 13th August 2020.
If you don’t have your results yet, you can still prepare for clearing by reading the information below and pre-register your interest in our clearing places.
If you already have your results, you can apply online from the 6th July or call the admissions team on 0121 204 3030
Waiting for your results? Pre-register your interest in clearing now
The step-by-step guide on how to apply during clearing:
If you don't have your results, here’s a step-by-step guide to Clearing and how to secure a course that is right for you.
1. Get prepared for Results Day
Results day can be full of surprises. You might find your grades are much better than you expected. You might find they're a bit lower than you'd hoped. You may start having second thoughts about your choice of course. Whatever your situation on results day, we're here to help. You can stay calm in clearing by knowing what you need to do in these different scenarios.
Right now, you have the luxury of time. Time to think, plan and identify your ideal course, so consider what you will do in all of these scenarios:
Lower Than Expected Grades
What to do
If you are are an Aston applicant, our Admissions team will review your application and may still be able to confirm your place if you have narrowly missed your offer.
We may contact you with an alternative course to study. The best thing to do is:
- Check your Track on Results Day to see if a confirmation decision is available or if we have made you an alternative course offer
- If you have not received a decision on UCAS track, check your emails to see if we have requested any further information from you
- If neither of these apply, contact us on 0800 917 5923
If you have not applied to Aston, you can have a look in advance at the courses listed on our website. Note these down and be ready to get in touch on Results Day if you are in Clearing.
Better Than Expected Grades
What to do
If you have exceeded the offer made by your Firm choice, you may be eligible to use Adjustment.
Adjustment is a UCAS process which enables you to hold your Firm place while looking for an offer elsewhere.
Start looking into the courses available in Adjustment at Aston and call our Clearing/Adjustment hotline on results day to discuss your Adjustment option.
If you are an Aston Applicant, on results day login to your UCAS track and, if you have met the offer conditions, we will have updated the decision on your application to Unconditional Firm (UF). You will receive an email to confirm the next steps for enrolling at the University.
Change Your Course
What to do
If you do not have a university place elsewhere, you can apply to study at Aston in Clearing. Look at our courses available in Clearing to see which would be the best fit and then call our Clearing hotline (0800 917 5923) to discuss your options.
If you are an existing Aston applicant and want to change programme, contact the Admissions Team who will advise you if a change of programme is possible.
2. We made you an offer, what next?
Step one: Accept your offer on UCAS Track
Once we've made you an offer and you're ready to accept, you should:
- Log onto your UCAS Track account from 3pm on Thursday 13th August.
- Add Aston University (A80) and the course UCAS code you have received in your offer email.
Your offer email will state what the deadline is for accepting.
Once you have accepted your offer we aim to confirm your place on the course within one working day if not sooner.
Apply for student finance (if you haven't already done this). You can apply for Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans through the government website.
3. Apply for accommodation
Once you have your place confirmed, you can apply for campus accommodation. You will need your Student ID Number.
The ID number will be available to you in your Welcome to Aston Email and all communications you will receive from us once your place is confirmed.
You can secure your room online.
4. Contact Us
We will be making offers by phone and on social media once clearing opens.
The Clearing hotline opens at 8am on Thursday 13th August 2020.
Call us on 0800 917 5923. All we need is:
- Your grades
- Your UCAS number
- The course you would like to apply for
Clearing offers on social media
What we need to make you an offer on social media:
If you have been studying A-Levels you can also message us via social media as well. Apply via any of the University channels linked below.
All you need to do is DM us your details, making sure you include:
- Your name
- Date of birth
- UCAS ID
- Email address
- Phone number
- First line of your address
- Your subjects and grades (A levels and GCSEs only. If you have other qualifications you can apply online or give us a call.)
- The course you would like to study
We'll process your applications and let you know if we can make you an offer. If you already have your grades, contact us now and we'll process your application.