Clearing 2022

Be clear on student Clearing.

Did you know degree courses don’t have to be studied at university? If you are interested in art, computer game development, graphics design, leadership and management or biomedical science, you can now study a degree and stay local at Harrogate College.

Discover how our university Clearing can help you find and study on your perfect course. From important Clearing essentials to learning about higher education at Harrogate College, we will share everything you need to know about submitting an application through Clearing.

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Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for Clearing if:

  • You are applying after 5 July 2022
  • You originally missed the UCAS deadline
  • You haven’t accepted an offer from from another university
  • You didn’t meet the conditions of your conditional offer
  • You declined your place using the ‘decline my place’ button in Track
  • You are still searching for a course

Frequently asked questions


How do I apply for Clearing?

Making a Clearing application is simple and fuss-free:

  1. Search our available courses

    Find the right course for you. Remember, you don’t have to stick with your original course or subject choice.

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  2. Get in touch

    We recommend that you give us a call before you make your application or register your course on UCAS Track. This is so that we can confirm the course’s details and availability, along with your eligibility. We can also advise you on your student finance options.

    If you already have a UCAS application, you will need to have your Student Number (you can find this in Track) and Personal ID to hand when you call us.

  3. Register your chosen course on UCAS Track

    Once you have spoken to us and had your offer confirmed, you can add your Clearing choice into Track using the details we have provided you with.

    To do this:

    • In UCAS, click ‘Add Clearing Choice’ and fill in the course details by the deadline date you were told on the phone.
    • You have now accepted your UCL offer and can relax whilst we confirm your place on our system. Once we have done this, your offer will show as an acceptance in the ‘Choices’ page on Track.

I don’t have a UCAS application, can I still apply?

Absolutely! You can apply to us directly using our application form, which will become available once Clearing opens on 5 July 2022. Simply follow steps one and two in our Clearing process, then complete and submit your application.

Use our course finder to find a course for Clearing

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Studying degrees at Harrogate College

Our new higher education provision offers aspiring learners a choice of four full or part-time degrees that you can study here at Harrogate College. Study a high-quality degree that works for you – not the other way around.

You will have access to our excellent facilities, be taught by our expert staff and benefit from:

  • High-quality university education you can study locally
  • A curriculum designed with employers in mind
  • Full or part-time study (up to 3 days a week) that fits around other commitments
  • Lower course fees than typical universities
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment at Harrogate College – including art studios, specialist graphic design software and science laboratories for biochemistry and physics
  • Extracurricular social activities – with the opportunity to develop leadership skills
  • Student finance eligibility (if you haven’t received it before)