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A limited number of places are still available on our undergraduate courses starting as late as November 2020. From fashion, film and fine art to graphic design, game arts, and animation — your future starts here.

Did you know that every year around one in ten university and college places are found through Clearing? In fact, Whilst Clearing is often thought of as a second chance for students who didn’t quite receive the results they hoped for, it is also a practical route for last-minute applicants, those who took a year out, and those who have changed their minds about their original UCAS selection.

At Plymouth College of Art we know there’s more to every Clearing applicant than their results on paper and we’ll work to find the best route for you. We’ll make sure you can talk to an academic about your work and your journey so far, and your ambitions for the future.

We’re also happy to talk to you in whatever way works best for you, whether that’s a phone call, on Zoom, messaging us on WhatsApp or coming in to see us on campus. If you’re interested in creative study starting this November get in touch and we’ll help you find the course that’s right for you.

To find out more or make an application please call +44 (0)1752 203402 or WhatsApp us on 07722744184.

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What is Clearing?

Clearing is the process universities and colleges follow to match vacant spaces on their study programmes to people seeking a place. From 6 July – 20 October you can apply for one of our courses using Clearing if you’re not already holding an offer from a university or college, and the course still has vacant places.

Who can apply?

Clearing presents an opportunity for applicants who have missed their offer conditions, declined all offers or had a last-minute change of heart about the university or course they want to study. Clearing is open to many people, including students receiving results this summer, late applicants, and mature learners.

You are eligible to apply through Clearing if:

  • you’re applying after 30 June (If UCAS received your application after this date, they will not have sent it to any universities and colleges)
  • you didn’t receive any offers (or you’ve chosen not to accept any by the due date)
  • you didn’t meet the conditions of your offers (e.g you have not met a grade)
  • you've paid the multiple choice application fee of £25
  • you’ve declined your firm place using the ‘decline my place’ button in UCAS Track

How do I apply?

If you are yet to make an application, apply online now via UCAS Apply. Don't forget you'll need a reference as well as your personal statement. UCAS applications received after the June deadline, or students who miss their grade target, will be automatically entered into Clearing. Those who haven't yet applied to any universities can also apply through Clearing once they have their results. However, you'll need to have completed a UCAS application to use Clearing.

If you are already holding a university place but would like to apply to a course at Plymouth College of Art instead, you can now self-release into Clearing rather than wait for your original choice of university to release you. Self-release is available in UCAS Track from early July.

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