UCAS Applications Update:


UCAS Clearing is for anyone who wants to study with us without holding an offer from us. All you need is your academic results and an idea of what you want to study.

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If you have not applied through UCAS this academic year and you already have your results, you can apply directly to us.

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Clearing is part of the University and Colleges Admissions Service’s (UCAS) online application process. It allows you to find a place at an institution if you do not yet hold an offer. It can match you with available places and is a chance for you to explore your options and choose what is right for you.

Once Clearing opens from the 5th July 2022, if you meet our entry requirements and we have places left we can make you an offer.
For further advice please contact our Higher Education Admissions Team at HEAdmissions@sgscol.ac.uk, who will be happy to guide you through the application process.

You should make sure you have researched the new course to confirm that it is a good fit for you. Then if you are applying to SGS you should contact us to check whether we can make you a verbal offer in Clearing. Your Clearing application will contain your original personal statement. If you wish to submit a new personal statement just contact us at HEAdmissions@sgscol,ac.uk and we will advise you on how to do this.

You can apply using Clearing even if you are a non-UK student. European, Irish and international students are welcome to apply.

You can receive multiple verbal offers but you can only confirm one course as your final choice

If you have already applied for student finance, but will now be going to a different institution you will need to contact the Student Loans Company to advise them of the change and they will update their information.

If you have not yet applied for student finance, you need to do this as soon as possible. The student loan will help cover tuition fees and living expenses. Even though the initial deadline for finance applications has passed the Student Loans Company will still process your application. However, please note that there may be a delay in receiving your funding for the first few weeks of term so you should budget for this.

No, you do not need a new personal statement for Clearing, as your original statement will have all the details. If you are changing your course pathway you may need a new personal statement. Please contact admissions for advice. If we have any concerns with your application statement, our friendly HE Admissions Team will contact you for further information.

The latest you can apply for a place is mid-October, however term starts the last week in September, so the best chance to get a Clearing place is to contact us straight after you get your results. Lots of students apply outside of the usual times and we can offer you plenty of support. If you need support just email us at HEAdmissions@sgscol.ac.uk, where we will be happy to help you through the application process to SGS.

Referred means that UCAS has sent your application to an institution for consideration. It isn’t anything to worry about and you should receive more information fairly quickly

As long as you have the right entry requirements and the course is available, it is unlikely you will be rejected from clearing.

If you applied to an institution in the main application cycle and you meet the conditions of your offer, your place will be confirmed when the university receives your results. If you are applying through Clearing, receive an offer and meet the conditions of entry, you can accept the offer via the UCAS Hub.


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Our mission is to deliver outstanding specialist, vocational higher and adult education. As part of the South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Group, SGS Higher Education & University Centre positively changes people's lives and adds value to the social and economic well-being of our communities. We do this by providing high-quality, innovative, accessible education and training in a friendly culture of mutual respect and support.
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