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2018-07-30 11:56:40

The subtleties of clearing (Clearing), or how to properly enter the university after the basic set

The subtleties of clearing (Clearing), or how to properly enter the university after the basic set

In August, the most exciting time is for graduates schools in Britain . They will learn the results of the final exams. Those who got high grades are getting ready for the start of studies at universities in September. Applicants who do not get points or who have not received proposals from universities can use the clearing procedure. Secondary set inuniversities in Britain usually begins in mid-August. It is at this time on the UCAS website are published free vacancies of universities. Information about places in faculties and programs can also be found on the websites of educational institutions, in the thematic press.

Features of the UCAS

Most conveniently, according to experts in education, use the UCAS website. Here you can track your application, offers from universities. If you failed to enter the priority, and the seats were left only in the spare, it is worthwhile to explore the available options on the service. Information on the site is changing very often. A set of the UCAS system is fast. Some students accept university offers, others refuse them. On the emerging vacant vacancies may apply for applicants of the second set.

Vacancy found: the applicant's actions

So, you found a suitable job. Experts recommend not to delay with a call to the university. You need to prepare for a telephone conversation. In most cases, it takes place in the format of an interview. The entrant must prepare information about himself (resultsGCSE , A-level , equivalents, identity card, contact e-mail, clearing number), check the availability of seats in the priority faculty. In addition, it will not be superfluous to think over questions about the methodology of teaching on the chosen program, student evaluation models, type of placement, teaching materials, etc. The entrant will also need to explain why he is interested in studying at a particular university and faculty.

You can receive a conditional offer after the phone conversation. The result of the call is sometimes an invitation for an interview. In this case, the introductory requirements for secondary recruitment are usually lower than the basic ones, and the enrollment procedure is generally simple.

Usually a conditional offer from the university comes in the form of an e-mail with a validity period of 24 hours. It is necessary to accept it or ignore it. In the first case, the university and course data are entered in the Add Clearing choice on the UCAS website. The university automatically receives information about the acceptance of the proposal, reserves a place for the applicant. Confirmation of this can be seen in the Choices section on the same site. Also an applicant will receive an e-mail with the relevant information.

Secondary recruitment or retake of exams?

The applicants of British universities that have not received a place, there are two ways: retake of exams (the requisite for the receipt of points) and clearing. Everyone makes a choice independently. At the same time, it is necessary to understand the reason for the shortage of points at the first attempt to pass the exams. If there are no abilities for a particular subject, retake is unlikely to allow higher scores.

It is also important to clarify exactly how A-level will affect the application for admission to the university. To retake exams, universities in Britain are treated differently. In some, this is absolutely unacceptable. Other higher education institutions allow the retake of one subject from 3-4 necessary for admission to the course. Some universities accept the results of the retaken exams without asking any questions.

Secondary set allows not only not received from the first time to get a place in the university, but also to everyone who wants to choose a more prestigious university. Recent changes in the introductory requirements in Britain allowed the schools to accept an unlimited number of students with AAB + A-level. At the same time the cost of education in many universities has increased. As a result, experts noted a reduction in the number of applications from entrants to prestigious universities by 8%. In these schools, previously not involved in clearing, there were vacancies. Accordingly, applicants who passed the exams for a higher score than expected, were given a chance to choose a prestigious institution of higher learning instead of the one that had been previously oriented.

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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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