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Applying Late to University | Tips for Students


Several students share what makes them thankful that they ended up applying to university.

So the January 15th UCAS deadline has come and gone, and you still haven’t applied to university. Don’t panic! There are hundreds of students in your position right now, and it’s not too late to apply.

If you are in a situation where you didn’t achieve your grades you may still be able to go to University!  The clearing process is something you will want to check out – and you may find it easier than you think.

Nira, who entered university through clearing says, ‘clearing was, in hindsight, a really good experience for me because it helped me to understand that it’s really never too late.’

Jessica says, ‘I’m really, really thankful that I got into this university – and that I applied through clearing.’

Top websites to help you with your journey to university

thestudentroom.co.uk

The UK’s biggest student community. Boost your grades, learn with free study tools, find your perfect uni place & get answers to any question on the forums.


ucas.com

UCAS connects people to University, post Uni studies including teacher training, apprenticeships & internships. Find all the information for your next step.


university.which.co.uk

The free & independent way to search & compare UK degree courses & universities from Which? – find the best one for you, with insider tips from unis & students.


studential.com

Studential provide helpful advice about all Further and Higher Education routes available to young people, including Gap Years, Enterprise and Apprenticeships.